Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 1)

In this video we show you step-by-step how to install a tongue and groove floor directly onto a Tiny House trailer. We’re incredibly lucky to have master builder Alan Drayton and his team from Bio Build Ltd helping us on our build and giving us their expert advice.


The wood that has been selected for the floor is New Zealand Lawson Cypress from St Lukes Timber. It’s been chosen for its great performance and strength to weight ratio.

This video shows the floor being attached to a custom built Tiny House steel trailer, but the same principles apply if you are installing on wooden joists.

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Build

About Bryce

Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

3 Responses to Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 1)

  1. Karen

    Hi, how did you design the trailer?

  2. Wee Make Change

    Hi Bryce great video! Love the level of detail you are going into. One question, why have you chosen to insulate within the trailer framing? Metal will love to conduct cold though to your floor. Or will the barrier product you installed stop thermal bridging? I am guessing your decision is based on maximising height of the house. Would love to hear your thoughts regarding this as I am going though this stage also. Thanks!

    • Bryce

      Hey there. Yes, the decision is mainly to create extra space inside the house. Even if the joists are only 100mm, that can still make all the difference in terms of the house being a comfortable space. We have looked at the various options to prevent thermal bridging. We had considered adding recycled polyethylene blocks above the trailer but again decided against it as we believe it will be unnecessary. The thermal bridging from the trailer isn’t expected to be great, and the wooden floor is itself an insulator.

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