The Salsa Box: An off-grid bungalow or overflow bunkhouse
Our friends at Shelter Wise designed the Salsa Box to be an efficient, durable and budget-friendly off-the-grid shelter. The house is a shed roof twist on the Don Vardo design with a similar interior. It incorporates a simplified construction process using weight-saving, energy-saving and space-saving measures. It also includes instructions for the placement of a small living roof.
It was originally designed as an instructional model to give tiny house build workshop participants a clear look at the steps involved in building a tiny house (See PAD’s blog post on the Casa Pequena Build Workshop).
Salsa Box Photos
What the Plans Include
- Trailer detail (including bolt hole connections, framing & axle placement, and thermal break detail)
- “Hold Down” schedule
- Detailed framing elevations for all sides
- Floor framing plan
- Full roof framing schedule
- Detailed roof and wall insulation detail
- Rain screen detail
- Flashing detail
- Window installation detail (including one skylight and two operable windows for cross ventilation)
- Floor plan including a double bed with an optional children’s bunk
- Exterior finish detail
- Detail for 3’ fold-down porch and 3’ folding living roof (both are removable)
The floor plan is 93 square feet, and new material cost (including trailer) can be achieved for $7,000. Dimensions are 7’4” x 12’2” on a 5,000 lb. rated, single axle trailer. Iron Eagle Trailers builds our favorite tiny house trailers out there, and Derin from Shelter Wise and Dee from PAD even helped them design their trailers to be perfect for tiny homes. Tell them PAD sent you, and you’ll get $50 off your order.
The Salsa Box plans do not include plumbing or electrical diagrams, built-ins, bed design details, or appliance and equipment schedule, and the plans show a slightly different interior layout than the photos above. With all of our plans, we recommend a copy of Go House Go, our how-to manual for building a tiny house on wheels. It’s the book Dee wished existed when she built her little house, and she wrote it to save everybody else all the time and trouble that she went through to figure out how to build smart and safe.
NEW PRICE: $49 for Instantly Downloadable Plans in PDF Format
Please note that all sales are final on digital products and returns are not available. Because, let’s be honest, there’s really no such thing as “returning” a digital product. We offer quality products at a great price, and we think you’ll be happy with them. If you have specific questions or concerns about a product before purchasing, just contact us and we’ll do our best to answer so you know exactly what you’re getting.