By atinygoodthing, the tiny house
division of MainStream Corporation
A note from the team..
Create a HEALTHY, Tiny Home,
And Cut your bills in Half!
Cut any building load down 40-60% with these practices.
Off-grid suddenly becomes easier.
Contact us to further learn the remaining 50% of losses
that enable utility free living.
Remember it’s you who inspire us!
Once your tiny home shear wall framing is complete; It’s Time For Air-Tightness.
Whether you or your builder used wood or steel, when the 4x8 sheets are up and the
interior space is closed in, it’s time to tape all the seams and connect the
exterior wall panels to the tiny house frame. You’ll first test the tape on the OSB and
determine if it needs a primer to adhere permanently. Our Tescon Vana tape should
permanently bond to OSB, CDX, and other substrates in 24 hours, forever… To test
the substrate just place a 6”-1’ piece of tape over the substrate used. In 24 hours
peal it apart. For reference here is a sample. https://youtu.be/hugouyOgdBE
Air tightness tape for seams, doors, penetrations, and windows are all included.
Water Resistive Barriers (WRB)
Before siding over the shear wall you’ll use
SOLITEX MENTO 1000, a 3-layer vapor open
housewrap and roof underlayment that is an
extremely strong WRB for
subroof/underlayment and rainscreen
application. It provides superior
weather protection and can cover
insulation, plywood, OSB and ext. gypsumboard.
It has an actively vapor open,
monolithic layer of TEEE film that is extremely
waterproof – and outperforms
perforated/stretched WRBs both in outward
drying potential as well as airtightness.
Prepare Rough Opening by creating an Extoseal
sill pan the thickness of the window frame,
overlapped with Vana tape on other edges. Then
tape Mento 1000 to the edges of the opening.
VOC * -free Insulation
*Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
After all your wiring, plumbing,
and mechanicals are installed;
you’ll insulate the cavities
perfectly and gap-less.
Intello Intelligent Interior
By using Mento 1000 outside, taping all the seams and
penetrations of the walls and roof you’ve created a control layer
from the weather and wind. After insulation, you’ll create an
interior Vaper Control Layer that will keep the walls closed up
and sealed and prevent any interior showering, boiling of
water, or breathing moisture from wicking into the
walls over time. Line the interior framing with Intello Plus.
Since Intello and Mento 1000 are intelligent, if the wall does
obtain moisture rise, it can dry out in both directions.
German Engineering at its best.
Interior vapor control
Interior vapor control
85% Efficient Ventilation,
Replaces the Bathroom Fan.
The Tiny House envelope is now air tight. We’ll want to add
fresh filtered air just like the fish get in the fish tank. This is
NEW, but a key ingredient to HEALTH & Efficiency. Cooking,
bathing, breathing all create humidity. Breathing removes
oxygen. Using our Energy Recovery Ventilation units will filter
fresh air as it comes into the tiny house and also exhaust
the humidity and smells from the bathroom and kitchen.
Its automatic too working all the time for you. It also
removes the VOCs that you can smell from the freshly
varnished woods inside. Yea those smells are VOCs.
of the heat
put it back in
Points of Departure
• Ventilation exhausts VOCs and Smells, this is
new and not standard in buildings. It replaces
the bathroom fan and always provides fresh
filtered air at the same time.
• Creating Air Tight envelopes with Tescon Vana,
Intello Plus, and Mento 100 keep the outside
out and the inside free from dusts and drafts.
For Custom Kit Pricing
• Send Plansets to firstname.lastname@example.org