Perhaps you want a tiny home on wheels, but really need more room to stretch. A 12-foot wide building provides more space to move around in a compact foot print. For this reason we worked with a local trailer to manufacturer to create these steel frames specifically for 12×30 and 12×40 cabins, cottages and tiny homes. Setting your tiny home on a steel frame with axles is ideal if you want a transportable building that won’t be moved very frequently. Maybe you want a small home to live in for a while, but have the option to sell it while keeping your land. Or you might want to be able to haul your structure to various spots on one lot of land. In other cases you could be planning on living in one area for a long time, and then head south for retirement without needing to pack up your belongings.
The frame is constructed out of a heavy-duty 8-foot rectangle of steel, with supportive bars acting as joists. 2-foot long wings are welded on either side of the rectangle to provide support for the additional width of the building. The front includes a tongue with a hitch for attaching to a vehicle for hauling. The wheels are attached to axles instead of directly to the frame like they would with a trailer.
- When moving a 12-foot-wide building you will need to obtain wide load permits for each state you travel through. In some states police escorts might be required as well.
- Steel frames with axles do not include VIN numbers.
- Rear traffic lights are not built into the steel frame.
- When moving a building wider than 102”, you will need to consider your route and what permits are required for each state you travel through. In some states police escorts may be required as well.
- Steel frames with axles do not include titles or VIN numbers.
- The steel frame does not have lights or wiring built into it.
- This steel frame is intended to be a base for a 12-14’ wide fully assembled projects. It may be possible to purchase separately, for best transport in that scenario, the side wings would remain separate pieces. They will not be welded on, this would be the responsibility of the client after the trailer has been picked up or delivered.
- Rules and Restrictions put in place by your town or local ordinance may exist for certain types of foundations. If your town or HOA does not allow buildings on wheels or has specific requirements for these structures, that is information you’ll need to gather and consider from the beginning stages of your project planning. It is possible to remove the axles from these steel frames after delivery, but that is not a task our delivery drivers are generally equipped to perform on delivery.
Although these steel frames with axles are quite solid, if you’re looking for a structure to take on the road often, we recommend a Tiny House Trailer.
Tiny House Trailers come titled, they have vin #s and lights. Tiny House Trailers are built specifically for being on the move more often and are designed to support a structure that meets DOT width limit 102”.