Builders calculators and estimators

What you can find on the Internet to help you construct your own tiny house on wheels is nothing less than amazing!

Given enough time, even an amateur carpenter can build their tiny home in NH, MA, ME, VT, CT, RI and NY with enough patience and energy (and hopefully a few eager-to-help friends and family!). Try your hand at a couple small projects, such as creating a table and/or shelving, to get the sense of how to use them correctly. A dog house is a great first project - if you have a pet that will also appreciate tiny quarters. In any case, you'll be glad to have had the practice.

These examples of online calculations and estimating tools below are really handy.  Please let us know if the links fail, as might happen over time. There are many more to be discovered online! Just do a Search for the calculator or estimator you need. 



Home Depot and Lowes also have online calculators. Their urls change so they are not linked on this page, but expect to find calculators for many building areas that would otherwise be tricky:

Air Conditioning
Estimate the cooling capacity you'll need to cool any room in your home

Carpet Calculator
Estimate the number of yards of carpet you'll need to cover any floor in your home

Ceramic Tile Calculator
Calculate the number of ceramic and border tiles needed to cover any surface

Drywall Calculator
Get fast answers on how much drywall you need for your next project

Insulation Calculator
Calculate how much insulation you need and the best R-Value for your home

Paint Calculator
Accurately estimate the amount of paint you need to cover your walls and trim

Wallpaper Calculator
Determine the number of rolls you'll need to cover any or all of the walls in your room


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