Material List - Tiny House Framing

The budget for building our tiny home was based on a $20,000 dollar build we saw on the mainland. We knew we definitely couldn't build what we wanted for $20K but we hoped we could finish under $50K. I'm happy to report that the total cost of our home was $45K! Yes, that number includes our solar panels, battery storage and rain catchment system. If you are curious in the total budget breakdown, head over to Dwell Magazine to see the details.

32' Gooseneck Trailer I 13'6" Exterior Height


This is our base material list. We bought additional material as needed.

13ea. ¾ x 4 x 8 T&G sub floor

40ea. 2 x 4 x 20 Plates

100ea. 2 x 4 x 12 Stubs

8ea. 4 x 6 x 10 Open beam select

2ea. 4 x 6 x 18 Header

1ea. 4 x 6 x 8 Header

7ea. 4 x 4 x 8 Floor joist

10ea. 5/8 x 4 x 8 Techshield

20ea. 1/2 x 4 x 8 Shear wall cdx plywood

1 Roll house wrap

2ea. Large sub-floor adhesive

2 boxes 1 x 5/8 Senco quickdrive screws

The lowest lumber quote that came in for the above materials was this ----> $3,123.35

We ordered our lumber from Pacific Source, based on the West Coast. Estimated arrival to Hawaii is 6-8 weeks! If you live in a remote location keep that time frame in mind to reduce the amount of holdups during your build.

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