Introduction: How to Design Your Tiny House or Gispy Wagon
The following steps can be done in your own order but my experience says that this is a good order to reduce redrawing allot of stuff (Been there done that!)
You can use any drawing software you want but I recommend to do it in 3D!!
Any Autodesk software is free to get on there website in an educational version.
This doesn't mean you get less of it! It only means that on the side of your final drawings there will be a stamp on the side of the paper not crossing your drawing in any asshole way ;)
Also: Follow this project on my website!!
And go to "the vardo" for the gipsy wagon and "stories" for regular adventures.
I am actually going to build this and on my website you can see my step by step progress!
Step 1: Get Inspired!
If you are not inspired or not willing to really do this then just don't do it!
Watch movies: black cat white cat, straight story, tiny house the movie,....
Look up pictures
Step 2: Frame It Up
In this stage it it essential to choose how big you want to become, where your want your windows, where you want your doors, what kind of design you want...
Also design the furniture according to the frame and not the frame to the furniture. This way you will save space.
Make it strong! This is the backbone of your wagon! If you want to travel with it than it should withstand allot of bashing!
Step 3: Choose Your Looks!
Choose how you want to look on the outside and make it happen!
I slightly follow Fibonacci ratio's to make it more beautiful!
Already add some detail! It can be slightly boring to draw sometimes and adding detail makes your project seem so much more real and fun!
Choose your materials carefully! Go for light and durable!
Step 4: Add Windows and Doors
These parts are a drawing project on there own so draw them separately and assemble them
Step 5: Take a Break!
Sometimes you have a creative block...
Let it all sink in and leave your project
sometimes for a long time but still set deadlines to make you go back to it!
You can for instance wonder upon the comet 67P
Step 6: Find or Edit a Chassis
You can find drawings of chassis on Grabcad.com
Insert them into your drawing and make them fit although eventually it is the manufacturer who decides how it will look it makes it easier for you to set conditions on what you want in a chassis!
Here is my model. You can even look at it in 3D!!!
Step 7: Add in Furntiture
You are adding the furniture already?
Yes! because adding your furniture now means that you will need to cover less of your wall with the more expensive finishing. Furniture already covers allot of the walls so why pay for something you can't see?
All these pieces are separate drawing projects
Assemble them after you made them in a seperate drawing!
Step 8: Cover the Inside With Panels and Floors
Step 9: Add Furniture That Will Be on the Floor
why not make it cosy and add a table?
Step 10: Make It Look Good!
The first person who is got to be convinced is YOU!!
Fool around with the rendering options in your software and make some images that will take you inside and immerse yourself inside your design!
Imaging living in it!
It can help to insert a human reference...
Can't imagine living in it?
Start over or maybe realise that a tiny house is not for you...
Step 11: Make It Technical!
If you plan on letting it being build or building it yourself then you should make some detailed technical plans. Use the software to make plans like the ones on the picture and add measurements. Any carpenter of builder understands these plans and they will help you a great way!!
Step 12: Borat Says: You Made Great Wagon for Stinky Gipsy's. You Will Fit Right in Toilet! I Mean ''tiny House''
Step 13: Ignore Borat and Reward Yourself a Crown!
Djees you have come all this way? You should celebrate! and then make preparations to make your wagon...
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