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.
Nora- 206.473.9269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick- 757.567.5588 email@example.com
Here is some info about us and what we will need:
Our situation is very unique. We are a young couple (22 & 20) and have recently completed our own tiny home on wheels. We are so excited to start living in it. We keep to ourselves but are trustworthy, respectful, quiet and clean. We have no pets and both work on Bainbridge. We are looking for a grassy spot to park our house but don’t mind doing some clearing to make it nice. Our home is only 8 ft wide, 20ft. long and roughly 13 feet tall. We are open to negotiate our reciprocal side of this deal and are wanting to pay a minimal amount per month for rent and/or help out with tasks/yardwork etc. In large part, the idea of a Tiny House for us is to cut down on years of rental costs and live sustainably. We are really hoping to tap into the community of people who own at least a few acres of unused land. We want to find a great fit for both parties, and are open to a month to month rental agreement. The goal is to find islanders who wouldn’t mind having us as their distant backyard neighbors.
Info on each system & what we will need –
WATER SETUP-With our enclosed system inside the house, we have separate grey water and fresh water tanks. Fresh water (potable) is as simple as a water source such as a garden hose. This will have to be refilled occasionally when our water is gone. Since we are not living in our house yet we can only estimate the water usage, but will of course be paying for all that we use. Our grey water will be created from decomposable soaps and used water from the sinks and shower. Once the grey water is full it can preferably be emptied nearby to our house on the property from a removal hose. Some people even use this water to water their flowers and trees!
TOILET INFO- I get a ton of toilet questions! How it works: This composting toilet is self-contained and waterless, using 1.5-2 gallons of peat moss in the base for your composting matter. There is no holding tank and no pump outs. Because of the waterless urine separating design, this unit has extraordinary holding capacity. Composting toilet paper, peat moss, and excrement get mixed together ending up in a simple compost. This combination is ultimately put outside of the house into a larger compost bin. Urine is removed separately
Here is a photo and a link to the one we have.
OPEN SPACE: We would like to be a decent distance from the home on the property. Nick and I both have vehicles that we will also need a spot for (street parking is okay).
ELECTRICITY: We have a generator that charges two batteries located inside of our house. We have built a box to contain the generator and the minor noise it creates.
Thanks for your interest. We hope to hear from you!