I had high aspirations of staying up late tonight and finishing the plans for the 8×16 free house plans, but I’m ready to drop. I’m also struggling with the height of the loft in this design and wanted to throw it out there for some feedback before I continue.
I’m trying to design this tiny house to be able to be carried by a common 7×16 trailer without being permanently attached to it. It just seems like a good idea to have the option of being able to remove the house from the trailer. But it comes at a interior height sacrifice.
The compromise is that I can’t take full advantage of the 13-foot 6-inch road height limit that I’m trying to stay under for this design. You see if the house is built right on the trailer and wheel wells are cut to make room for the wheels, like in a Tumbleweed, the floor of the house can be lower. When you try to design it with a flat bottom you need to raise the floor about a foot to clear the wheels. This extra foot is then lost in the loft area. So my questions to you are:
Would you rather have the house permanently attached to the trailer and retain more height in the loft?
Below is the cross section drawing I’m working on and below it an example of trailer dimensions from Big Tex Trailers. Both images can be clicked for a closer look.