We had a bit of a break in major progress over the Christmas break as we decided to seek certification by the National Organization of Alternative Housing (NOAH). This is a new certification for tiny houses, and is quite different from the RVIA codes used for recreational vehicles. Being NOAH certified will allow us to get insurance for our tiny house when we take it on the road. We passed a trailer inspection on December 30, and today passed an inspection of the floor and embedded plumbing. Now Michael will seal up the rest of the floor and begin framing the walls. Woo hoo!
Or, Alice's Adventures in Salvageland
We picked up a recycled RV water tank that we'll use for our grey water tank. We found it at a great surplus place here in Phoenix. Arizona RV Salvage. You should definitely check them out if you're building your own tiny house, they have a huge lot and several buildings packed with salvaged recreational vehicles and parts from those already disassembled. They gave us a great deal on a bunch of essential tiny house bits! We got the grey water tank, a NEW 3 gallon per minute 115V water pump, a valve for the grey water drain, and a nifty electronic display that will show us our water tank levels.
The opening in our floor in between two of the steel cross struts is 72" long x 30.5" wide x 10" high. Our goal was to find a tank that would fit in there that was our target size of greater than 40 gallons. This one is 62” long x 23” wide x 9” high and holds about 50 gallons. This is a great fit in the floor opening and allows room on the sides and ends for fittings and insulation.