Tumbleweed was kind enough to lend us their Fencl model to do a tiny house showcase event a few months back. It’s still in DC, so we decided we’d temporarily store it on the lot to help everyone envision what a completed tiny house looks like (and inspire us as we build our own places).
We had a 12×22′ area excavated about 20” to minimize the step down from the trailer, and to reduce the view of the trailer bed. This was designed for the larger and taller tiny house that will eventually be located there. For the shorter Fencl, the front porch is now actually slightly below grade, but still no steps are required to enter or exit. In either case, we imagine that once some additional plantings are made around the excavation area there should be no view of the trailer and wheels at all.
We also rolled out our new trailer moving toy- the Parkit 360. It’s basically a 1.5 hp electric motor+deep cycle battery with a hitch on it. It worked, mostly, though there are a few glitches in the coupling system depending on your type of trailer- let’s just say that it’s not quite as easy to move a trailer as it seems on the website video. But it was nevertheless a great help to siting the tiny house on a fairly narrow lot.