Tool List

On minimalism…

The ultimate goal of this project is, in part, for me to live a very minimalistic life. It’s a funny conundrum though because nothing about this build is minimal, there has been so much ‘stuff’ involved already, even before going vertical.  This is a post about the tools I have used this far.

Perhaps the most useful one of all, and fairly self sustaining, this is my dad, hes very helpful! :).

This is the one tool in this line up that actually belongs to me!  My brother got this for me for Christmas at the beginning of the build, it’s therefore the best tape measure ever.

There are a plethora of tools I’ve been using, in the gigantic 40’x80’ barn (yeah for working indoors in the winter…) this side of the barn is even heated.  I can’t complain at all, I am a fortunate girl that my folks/brother have all these resources that they are letting me use.

Since I don’t have a fifth-wheel hitch this is how we move the trailer 🙂

I do use my Prius like a truck but there are some things that just won’t fit, like 40 pallets.  This is my brothers truck and a smaller utility trailer that I use to haul stuff from Craigslist…

Not quite the shop but my dad has a bunch of tools in his work trailer too that I use… this will get more use in the plumbing phase :).

Oh the heater, it saved me in December when it was REALLY cold and I was plaing with the fridged metal on the trailer.

The welder

Accessories for the welder.

Drill #1

Drill #2, it was great having access to both because I was alternating and I would have had to switch the bits out each time.

Drill bits.

I forget what this is called but it is handy for working solo and holding things as I cut them.

The table-saw.

Radial arm saw.

The air compressor, which will come in super handy with the nail gun…

The ever important radio/battery charger, I can hook up my phone to it and play Pandora/Spotify all night, makes the time go quicker!



Skill saw


a jack for the trailer as well as the porta-band, which has been used LOTS for cutting metal!

the vice

the grinder

the other grinder, used on all the bolts.

the chop-saw

misc. nut driver/ratchet, used a ton!

the pry-bar, was great pulling the camper apart and taking the deck off the trailer

the handy-man jack, for jacking up the trailer, works great!

my brothers pallet-jack

various clamps

the other trailer

this has been amazing for saving my back and warmth while ive been worming around under the trailer.

the very least useful tool of all, this is Tobi… he is tiny however he is a spoiled brat and far from minimalistic!

I could probably do this project without a lot of these tools but it is really nice to have access to them, it would make the already slow process even slower without them.


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