This blog is about our progress, successes and struggles during our Tiny House build. I want to write about what the experience has really been like, what a Tiny House is, and why we chose to do it.
So many people we have come across, and have spoken to about our Tiny House have asked us many questions and also if we have a blog. So I finally made one so we can share with people our experience, give them a better idea of what were doing, and answer their questions.
We live on Bainbridge Island, just off of Seattle. It’s great here, and the pnw has always been my home. We don’t want to live on the island forever, and building a “real” or “permanent” house here didn’t cross our minds (also is super expensive). We were set on the fact that we didn’t want to rent, giving us more of a reason to go through with the idea. An open minded, flexible idea like building a Tiny House sounded like a crazy but amazing idea. I’m 19 and Nick is 21 so were definitely needing our own space to call home and be together. We have no building or construction experience really, and have been learning our way through each step of the build. I was seeing more and more about Tiny Houses everywhere; in the newspaper, documentaries, blogs, and online. I realized how many people are actually doing this and are in great positions because of it (financially, socially, emotionally etc.) and I asked Nick if he would be open to it. At first it was pretty much a no, but after considering it and weighing out our options, we took the plunge.
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
– Margaret Shepard