Urban Rancher has a Galvalume Roof

I’ve been watching the Urban Rancher’s progress online and look forward to every new post. This past weekend he installed his roofing which should help keep his brand new tiny house nice and dry as the wet season hits the mountains of southern California.

He chose to use some Galvalume panels which installed within just a couple hours. I’m certain one of the reasons his roofing went up so easily was that he made the wise decision to build a simple shed roof without a steep pitch. Those steep 12/12 gable roofs are really nice but much harder to build. If you don’t have a lot of snow load to worry about and you’re looking for a lower-hassle, lower-cost, longer-lasting roof consider a simple roof like this tiny house.


Next up on this tiny house construction project is the exterior siding. He’s posted some ideas for this in past posts but it seems that the jury is still out on the final choice. Ipe (aka Ironwood) is one of the favored leaders but he’s looking into more economical options too. Stay tuned to the Urban Rancher’s blog for all his updates.

Your house is looking great E! Congrats on getting so far so fast. Hope your hands are still on the mend… sounds like the new toys (tools) are helping in that area.

Tiny House Boat


I spotted this on materialicious. It’s a houseboat in Oldenberg, Germany that measures 14 meters long, 4 meters high and 3 meters wide. I like it because it suggests a very different approach and aesthetic for tiny house design.

It was built by designers Flo Florián and Sascha Akkermann, who also run a website called confused-direction. It’s got a green roof, produces no emissions, and is made from a lot of reclaimed materials. It really inspires me to reconsider an alternative roof line for my tiny free house. Also find more details on this tiny house boat at Schwimmhausboot. If you can’t read German try this translated link instead. Photo credit to Flo Florián and Sascha Akkermann.