Tiny house envelope questions
Hello GBA community,
I am starting the design process for a tiny house which will be mobile. The current idea is to build a very light and very small (72-100 sqft) off grid home for myself. I live in Minnesota (Climate Zone 6) but I would also like to take this home to other climates potentially for extended periods.
My current question is a broad one, I’m looking for resources, ideas, input on the structure and building envelope. My initial thought is steel stud construction along with steel panel siding and roof, exterior rigid mineral wool insulation. Strong, light weight, simple construction.
I build for a living, but not with steel so I am very interested in info on designing structures with steel studs. I am also wondering about what amount of insulation would be optimal, this is a tiny space, but I do plan to use solar for electric heat if possible along with passive heat from windows. Another big question for me is how to achieve continuous control layers on a trailer? I’m very keen on implementing perfect wall principles.
Please suggest any previous threads on GBA or elsewhere, and any articles, resources, etc… Thank you!
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