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Building Phase 0 – Planning

Got My Mind on My Money & My Money on My Mind

March 18, 2016

Tonight’s post is a little break from construction updates, and instead a few details about our budget for our tiny house project. I’ve debated going into this only because I get really uncomfortable talking about money. But, we’re sharing everything else about this project, and it’s undeniable that money is a big factor in many of our construction and design decisions. So, I’ll try not to bore you and let’s get to it! Continue Reading…

Back to Building

August 4, 2015

Some people may have assumed we’ve given up on our project by the lack of progress, but I promise, we’re back! Due to unpredictable weather, plus a few trips out of town, everything just needed to be put on hold. But, we’re home, the weather’s hot and dry, and we’re getting this thing back on track!

After finishing the subfloor, Eric turned his attention to getting every detail of our framing figured out. Again, I really must emphasize how much more qualified Eric is at this project than me. I think the picture below proves my point. I’ll let you figure out who’s house collapsed….

Building Fail

Hey, who knocked down my house? Oh, gravity.

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Why Tiny?

June 28, 2015

We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so work on the house has come to a stand still. The trailer is wrapped in tarps with the hopes we don’t find huge wet spots on our brand new subfloor. In the meantime, I thought I’d try to explain what motivated us to “go tiny.” One of the first questions we always get asked is, “Why?” And when we answer, that’s usually followed up with, “Yeeaaah, but why?” That always makes me laugh because I completely understand people’s hesitation and skepticism as I once had it, too. But, eventually I came around to the idea, and here we are. So, let me explain why I finally agreed to tiny.

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Dealing in Inches

June 1, 2015

After getting many different quotes on the trailer we decided to add 2 extra feet to the trailer extending our original 20ft plan to a 22ft plan. Two whole extra feet?! Fine by me! Besides, two extra feet can’t change much, right? Right? More like, Yeah right!

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Plan, Plan, & Plan Some More

May 31, 2015

Once we decided tiny living was for us, we began planning. And planning. And planning. And, I kid you not, planning some more. You think it’d be easy just throwing everything out and building a box to live it with hardly any “stuff” to crowd you… Well, surprise! Not quite that simple.

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How did we get here again?

May 30, 2015

Well, it’s happening. We are actually building a tiny house. Now, how did we get here again? Oh, that’s right…Eric.

This was all Eric’s idea. He saw a few articles on tiny homes and then a few articles turned into a few youtube videos and blogs and youtube videos and blogs and books and blogs….and suddenly, we were planning our own tiny house!

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