After thinking about all our potential options for the interior walls, the reason for pine paneling being a popular choice for tiny homes on trailers became apparent. Drywall is heavy and likely to crack when relocating the trailer. The old school wall paneling made out of fiber board, common in the 70’s and 80’s, may be light and thin but is just butt ugly. Pine paneling is relatively light, thinner than most other materials and able to flex a bit without damage. The biggest drawback to the pine is the time commitment required to work with the material. There are so many pieces that have to be cut and installed. Despite that I don’t really know if there is a better option.
One important step we didn’t get a picture of was making sure our rows stayed level. Every 3-4 rows I would check with a level and sometimes a tape measure to make sure I wasn’t installing the boards at an angle. If I was out a bit I would adjust accordingly as I continued up the wall.
In the following video I discuss the pine paneling installation, cedar loft flooring and the cold air intake for our propane range and wood stove.