- Tiny houses are gaining in popularity partly because they are far more affordable than traditional houses, but also because living in a tiny space forces you to simplify your life. I chose to model a tiny house because it's a fantastic design challenge. In a tiny house, every inch counts and the efficient use of space becomes especially important. This course is intended to teach you how to model in SketchUp. The tiny house model in the course is not necessarily buildable or code-compliant, and the design is therefore not intended for actual construction. As always, the responsibility to follow any applicable codes or regulations is yours.
Hopefully this project will be an inspiration to you to design your own tiny house.
In this course, author Scott Onstott shows step-by-step how to build a tiny house, including every virtual stud, sheet of plywood, and appliance going into the project. Along the way, he explores SketchUp features such as components, groups, layers, and textures. By building a house in SketchUp in this detailed manner, you can work out any unforeseen spatial conflicts in the design and virtually eliminate construction problems before you are in the field.
- Importing the house plan
- Framing the structure
- Laying studs and framing walls
- Adding plywood sheathing
- Paneling the roof
- Adding trim, windows, and siding
- Adding interior plywood
- Modeling windows and frames
- Designing the bed, cabinets, counters, and shower
- Adding furniture
- Modeling the trailer
- Animating the tiny house design
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Framing the Structure
3. Sheathing the Exterior
4. Applying Exterior Trim, Windows, and Siding
5. Working on the Interior
6. Designing the Slide Out
7. Integrating Built-in Features
8. Adding Furniture
9. Modeling the Trailer and Animating the Tiny House
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