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Our Sketchup tutorial is a 6-hour video series that starts with the basics of using Sketchup, moves on to simple tiny house layouts, and finishes with the dissection and manipulation of our Tiny Nest design.
We’ve worked directly with Iron Eagle to produce highly accurate models of their tiny house trailers. Now, those who wish to follow the same path that we did, can skip this important first step and get straight to designing the house!
Have a look at this video to get an idea of what’s included:
Here’s a demo of how to make best use of this resource:
Sketchup 2016 has some upgrades to the user interface and inferencing. We’ve made an UPDATE VIDEO about trays, and THIS OFFICIAL VIDEO gives an overview of the additions to the inferencing system.
Q: Do I need to buy Sketchup Pro?
A: No, everything shown in the videos and example files uses the free version, Sketchup Make.
Q: Is this compatible with Mac?
A: Yes, the tutorial was recorded on a Windows PC, but Sketchup is available for Mac, and is nearly identical.
*if you have trouble unzipping on Mac, try using “The Unarchiver”
Q: Are you affiliated with Sketchup in any way?
A: No, we are simply sharing the experience and knowledge that we gained throughout our own tiny house project.
Q: How big are the files?
A: There are 5 .zip files containing HD video & Sketchup project files, totaling 18.8GB.
Q: How do I download the files?
A: Download links will be available on the transaction completion page, and in an email receipt.
Q: How long will the downloads take?
A: It could take a while depending on your connection. If you experience a problem, please contact us.
Q: Does the tutorial have background music?
A: No, it’s straight-forward with no distractions.
Additional Trailer Info
The standard width from flange-to-flange is 100 inches. All of our Sketchup models are made to this specification. However, if a narrower trailer is needed for your design (to allow for more siding, or an overhang) please Contact Us, and we can provide a model of any of the following widths: 90, 93, 94, 96, 98.
Download just the Sketchup project file (by donation):
We designed every inch of this 3D model from scratch and used it as our building plans.
It’s not certified or engineered in any way, but we hope you find it helpful, and we appreciate any monetary support you can give us!
Our donation system uses PayPal and has no minimum requirement.
Check out an example of what one of our users created:
One of our early followers (Chris Cook from Media, PA) has made his very own detailed tiny house model by starting with the Tiny Nest design and modifying it. Click HERE to check it out!