How to Build a Tiny House – Part 9:
Choosing and Installing Roofing Materials

From wooden shakes and metal roofing to asphalt shingles, there are numerous options for roofing materials to protect your tiny house. Choose your favorite and learn how to properly install.

November 2014

By the Editors of Skills Institute Press

Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses Book Cover

Good things do come in small packages. Just ask internationally recognized small living expert, Jay Shafer. Ranging in size from 100 to 120 square feet, Jay Shafer's DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses (Skills Institute Press LLC, 2013) features beautiful small houses can be used as guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, craft workshops, vacation retreats or a full-time residence. Whatever your building goal, this book will teach you how to plan and build your structure from the ground up. The following excerpts from chapter four, "How to Build a Tiny House," walks you through selecting the best roofing type for your tiny house and the installation process.