Hi from a new Forum member! (I hope I'm posting this in the right place.)
For a fair number of years, I've been fascinated with small houses like the ones the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company sells plans for (e.g., Lusby Plans | Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
). I'm pretty handy with tools and often hear things like "We need a MacGyver like you on our team!"
What I really want, though, is a small mobile office to be used by just me and perhaps 2 visitors at a time, towable with a Subaru Outback. I hate the ugly boxes that are typical of jobsites, and, they require big trucks to move them.
Houses like the Lusby are far too heavy to tow with a Subaru, and at 19' long they're bigger than what I want. At some point, I'm sure that I will get the pickup truck that I want despite my husband's objections (I'm wearing him down!
Then last week while camping, I fell in love with the restored 1978 boler
egg parked at a nearby campsite. Unfortunately, I just missed buying an older one in need of restoration yesterday.
Anyway, that may be a good thing in the long run because I realized that the layout isn't quite right for how I want to use the space. I like the feature of the Lusby and other Tumbleweed Houses where the door is at the rear of the trailer instead of on the side and the table is toward the middle.
Are there any fiberglass trailers like that? Or, do they all have doors on the side?
I think I'm just going to have to buy the truck, get a trailer and build the exact thing I want out of wood.... which sounds a bit like the original Boler
story, doesn't it?
I've heard that it's not actually that tough to make fiberglass shells if you make a frame and use a lot of epoxy and chopped strand matting. Have you tried it?
Thanks for your anticipated comments!