Since the delivery of our Tiny House trailer was unexpectedly delayed by about 6 months and we ran out of time to build last summer and fall, we spent our winter collecting supplies via Craigslist and local suppliers and planning and designing our tiny house.
Time = Permission to Obsess
In hindsight, the delay allowed us to reflect upon all the details and to work out any potential problems on paper before we started building. All of our efforts (and a bit of our obsessive qualities) are being realized this past week, and with a technically skilled and knowledgeable builder in the family helping us, we’re getting the envelope up quickly and without major problems.
From Dream to Reality
It’s really exciting to see our 2-dimensional dream become a 3-dimensional, life-size home. I’ll post more photos and videos over the next few weeks, but to give you an idea of what the final product will look like, I’ve included some of my Google Sketch Up drawings of our home in this post.
Some Additional Details
I didn’t include the trailer in these drawings but we’re building the home on the trailer opposite of what most people do, with the hitch at the “front” of the house (near the door). We plan on extending the current 3′ x 3′ porch by the door out and over the hitch once it’s in it’s semi-permanent position.
In the drawings I originally made the wheel wells square but we’ll actually round those out in the end.
The size of the house is 8′ 6″ x 23′ and the height is 13′ 6″ (the maximum height legally allowed on the road without a permit).