I wanted to make a note about an update to our comment policy which marks a significant change to how we handle comments.
The change comes after me noticing that some comments shared information/advice that if followed could result in someone getting hurt because of it. This mainly surrounds advice on construction and building of tiny houses in a way that could be dangerous. As I have learned a lot more about building tiny houses after doing it myself, being involved with tiny houses for years, etc I have learned to see where cutting corners or not doing certain things could put people in harm’s way.
To be honest, there is a good amount of subjectivity when it comes to this, but I try to be judicial about this and I don’t like doing it, but I see it as necessary to keep people safe.
On the flip side of this is that you will see others or myself discussing or debating different approaches, strategies, tools or techniques. One thing you will learn is that when building a tiny house, there comes a point where even seasons professionals (I don’t mean to say I am one) will disagree on the best practice. There are some things that are clear cut, but other things we can have lively debates.
We debate on various things where both sides may produce a great end product that is safe and sturdy, but how you get there will differ. I am one that like to know THE single right answer, but the truth is that there is no such thing in many cases when it comes to the nuances of building.
A few things that I will specifically look for that could lead me to remove a comment due to safety concerns:
Unsafe advice on:
- Trailer to house anchoring connections
- Electrical or Gas connections
- Structural integrity issues