Movin' on

Movin' on

Postby baz » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:17 am

Hi chaps, just a heads up to my friends here at SU.
About to move from the burbs up the country to the King Valley (One hr. NE of Mansfield).
Internet will be patchy so I don't suppose I will be keeping up much.

I am going to build myself a Tiny House on wheels. Very exciting, a chance to use everything I've learned about boatbuilding, furniture and design over the last 45 years. I intend the whole thing to be like a fine piece of furniture...my swansong.
Will also be off-grid about which I have only basic knowledge, so a steep learning curve coming up :(

Designing in SU of course, I will share progress when I get further ahead.
On that note, is there anybody familiar with Victorian, (Australia) building codes?
I need some help with the specs, particularly the roof spans and connections. Happy to pay for some advice or even perhaps an engineers sign-off?.

So wishing you all a very happy Christmas.

Catch you all in a few months.
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Postby cotty » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:15 am

Merry Christmas to you too and I'm looking forward to the building story!
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Postby Mike Amos » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:05 am

Merry Christmas Baz, good luck on the project and move.
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Postby tuna1957 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:01 pm

baz, Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year.
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Postby HornOxx » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:18 pm

:thumb: big step, big project - looking forward to your messages !
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Postby Joe Wood » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:24 pm

Sounds like a new adventure Baz! I can't help with the down under codes but I found some good Info you could look at.

https://tinyhouseoz.wordpress.com/category/regulations/

https://www.slatergordon.com.au/blog/go ... tiny-house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJXnJpVWz-w
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Postby baz » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:45 pm

Thank you Gents, one more sleep before the off.
(Thanks Joe for the links).
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Re: Movin' on

Postby Joe Wood » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:52 pm

Where will you be building the house Baz, what town? I'd like to google it. Will you have a good set of tools?
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Postby Box » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:36 am

All the best with the move Baz, looking forward to your occasional updates.
Richard might be the one to give you some advice.
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Postby solo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:12 am

Oh my! what an adventure, good luck mate.

You are doing what I dream I had the courage to do, just recently watched a documentary of a retired couple doing something similar in Alaska.

All the best and please keep us posted.
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Re: Movin' on

Postby baz » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:42 am

Joe Wood wrote:Where will you be building the house Baz, what town? I'd like to google it. Will you have a good set of tools?


Here is the Google maps link: A mates place with a big shed.

https://goo.gl/maps/AbAr9hFkv9q

Re: tools. After 45 years of woodworking I have too many tools:)
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Re: Movin' on

Postby baz » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:58 am

Thanks Solo, cheers Box.
Signing off, next message will be from snake and bushfire country:(
Rgds to all.
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Postby liam887 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:31 pm

Good luck cant wait to see some pictures!!
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Postby pbacot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:47 pm

Sounds great! Sort of the way I spent my youth, but my abodes were not as nice as you'll have. Off grid is great! The internet will find you regardless! Looking forward to the news. Happy New Year and best of luck!
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Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:14 pm

Jealous! Enjoy the next phase of your adventure
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Postby Stinkie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:28 pm

pbacot wrote:The internet will find you regardless!


As will all sorts of creepy crawlers. :mrgreen:

Good luck, Baz, and a happy 2018. Do let us know how the house is coming along.
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Postby utiler » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 am

All the best, Baz!

As Box said; Richard might be your best bet on this forum; he's down that way [closer than me anyway]

If you're building on wheels.I assume you're towing it so it's only going to be 3.0m wide or there abouts to meet Main Roads requirements of vehicle size. Also there are heights to be aware of so I'd definitely do some initial investigation with Vic Roads....

Re: building codes/standard; AS 1684 Timber framing code and the NCC Volume 2 are building bibles in Australia however you're not really building a 'building'; you're building a caravan!!
Don't know much in the way of movable housing but I'd suggest there would need some number crunching done on movement, weight distribution, etc.

BTW, interesting article about a couple winning the right to keep their 'tiny house on wheels in their yard'...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/c ... rd/8082950

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Re: Movin' on

Postby baz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 am

So seven months and about sixty five grand later I am living in my tiny house.

Had to move before it was completely finished because my mate was selling his property. But quite civilised with heating, hot water, cooking etc.

And at the moment in a caravan park while I find somewhere more permanent.

As usual SU was essential.
Main Dims: 7500 length x 2950 width x 3250 height mm.

I only have my mobile (cell) for internet which costs a fortune, so here is a dropobox link...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/71e6odnm08ih ... 8pmGa?dl=0


Plus one photo...

AAA-Exterior (1).jpg
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Postby juju » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:43 am

Cosy!
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Postby Mike Amos » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:02 am

juju wrote:Cosy!


Very cosy but probably fit for purpose at the moment. Stay well.
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Postby baz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:21 am

juju wrote:Cosy!


OK JuJu, that sounds a bit condescending or did I misunderstand?
What you see here is a cutting edge living space. And yes, it is cosy in winter and hopefully cool in summer.

Or did you mean just small?
Which is a very different thing.
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Postby juju » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:00 pm

baz wrote:
juju wrote:Cosy!


OK JuJu, that sounds a bit condescending or did I misunderstand?
What you see here is a cutting edge living space. And yes, it is cosy in winter and hopefully cool in summer.

Or did you mean just small?
Which is a very different thing.

Not condescending at all. I could picture myself in a space like you've created...
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Re: Movin' on

Postby baz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:05 pm

juju wrote:
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juju wrote:Cosy!


OK JuJu, that sounds a bit condescending or did I misunderstand?
What you see here is a cutting edge living space. And yes, it is cosy in winter and hopefully cool in summer.

Or did you mean just small?
Which is a very different thing.

Not condescending at all. I could picture myself in a space like you've created...


Ok,sorry, tis' a mis-translation then.
In Oz, Cosy equals cute. I hate cute :)
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Re: Movin' on

Postby Mike Amos » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:55 am

As a clarification, cosy equals snug and easy to live in. Not more than you need.
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Postby HornOxx » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:29 am

The subtleties of a language are always an exciting thing!
Someone like me has to use deepl.com or similar to distinguish the words and their spoken and understood meanings to decide then to use it in an English post - that has often "gone in my pants" here :) but luckily is being asked here and can be clarified then...

I love this mobile Home and for me it is "gemütlich, behaglich, wohnlich" which is all, a home has to be :thumb: :lol:
Impressive for me about this small Home is that in it can be accommodated a fully staircase up to the sleeping area as a clever combi-furniture for storage space. The selection of the outer aluminum material is also smart because in this shape and color (RAL 9006 ?) available everywhere and so, if necessary, easy to repair...

so almost finished - I am looking forward to photos then ...
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Postby Mike Amos » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:21 pm

Having a good look at those pictures gives a clearer idea of the process, design wise. Very nicely done.
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Re: Movin' on

Postby baz » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:14 am

I don't suppose someone with a good data allocation would like to put those Dropbox photos up here?
My data is costing 10 bucks per gig, ridiculous, but that's Australia.
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Postby Box » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:30 am

baz wrote:My data is costing 10 bucks per gig, ridiculous, but that's Australia.

That's crazy expensive Baz, have a look at a new plan, Belong offer 15gig for 40 bucks I think, and there are lots of others throwing it around at the moment. I used their offers to push my Optus plan up to 30gig a month for 45 buck.
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Postby Box » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:43 am

Here's the images.
Posted from the middle of the Hawkesbury River via phone.
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Postby baz » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 am

Box wrote:
baz wrote:My data is costing 10 bucks per gig, ridiculous, but that's Australia.

That's crazy expensive Baz, have a look at a new plan, Belong offer 15gig for 40 bucks I think, and there are lots of others throwing it around at the moment. I used their offers to push my Optus plan up to 30gig a month for 45 buck.


Thanks muchly for the upload Box.
I'm in NE Vic and Telstra is the only game in town, and even then I need to have the phone taped to a window!
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