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.
We are so glad that the rainiest time of year is passing! Every time that it poured we had worries about our damaged roofing and plywood. After roof leakage and a metal roof that just wasn’t cutting it, Nick re-did the roofing with better quality metal and a better system. I just wanted to share a few updated photos (with an awesome fish eye lens) of the interior and a lot of technical stuff both Nick and my step- father (and our electrician) have been getting accomplished. These things are more their forte and I am eagerly waiting to do the insulation, walls and interior work (kitchen, bathroom, decorating etc.) Since our start in May 2014, we have been steadily more and more excited and ready for this tiny home to be finished and ready to live in!! At this point, I will start putting up flyers in town and posting to Craigslist and other sites about our desire for a host property. Parking our Tiny House has become more and more evident, the closer it comes to us finishing. We ideally want a tiny (8×20 ft) piece of a Bainbridge Islander’s rolling hills, grassy, beautiful property. We are aware that we might not find exactly what we’re looking for and that our situation is very unique here (but we’re still hopeful!) We are wanting to pay a bit of rent and/or help out with outdoor chores and whatnot, especially on a farm type property where there are many chores to be done (and chickens to be tended too!) Obviously part of the idea of a Tiny House is that it’s NOT an apartment /condo /homeowner situation and we have put so much money into this that we don’t want to pay too much on rent. We are fortunate to be prominently in an area with many homeowners who live on acres and acres of unused land. We are really hoping to tap into that community of people and find a great fit for both parties. It would give them an extra few hundred dollars in their pocket every month, we get a bit of land to live on, and they have us as their distant backyard neighbors.