Wild Rose Tiny House

Windows and Insulation and Lumber, oh my!

Two and a half weeks until we pick up the trailer! In the meantime, I've been scouring Craigslist and salvage yards between Seattle and Bellingham for supplies.  Managed to pick up 18 sheets of 1.5" and 4 sheets of 4" rigid foam insulation from people on Craigslist, to be used in the subfloor and probably… Continue reading Windows and Insulation and Lumber, oh my!

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What Is Remembered Lives: R.I.P Philip Levine

Philip Levine was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2011-2012. He wrote beautiful poems based on his blue collar life in Detroit, combining working class life with a depth of spirit that was often startling to read. He died yesterday.  You should read Last Words and Our Valley and especially: Picture Postcard From The Other World Since I don't… Continue reading What Is Remembered Lives: R.I.P Philip Levine

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Building Plans for the Wild Rose Tiny House

Hey, she has a name! I am going to loosely use the Caspar Cottage plans from tinyhousedesign.com.  I like the Caspar plan because it was $9.95 and came with a lumber list. I've also been using the Moschata plan from THE small HOUSE CATALOG for inspiration and guidance.  It has an optional dormer add-on plan,… Continue reading Building Plans for the Wild Rose Tiny House

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Building a Tiny House: The Five Requirements

As far as I can tell, there are five main factors to building.. well, anything, but in this case a tiny house. 1. Money 2. Time 3. Space 4. Skills 5. Tools Depending on how one plans to build a tiny house, you might need more or less of any of these five.  For example,… Continue reading Building a Tiny House: The Five Requirements

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Tiny House Trailer has been ordered!

I've ordered a 20' tiny house trailer from Iron Eagle Trailers in Fairview, OR (near Portland). The wheel wells are the maximum 8'6" wide (to be road legal) and the side bars extend out 8'4", leaving 2" for exterior siding and giving me an extra foot of width inside the house if I build the… Continue reading Tiny House Trailer has been ordered!

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Why Build a Tiny House?

I mentioned in the last post that I've long had a dream of buying land and having some kind of community.  So why build a tiny house?  The tiny house is a first step.  I don't have the money for land at the moment for one thing.  I don't know where I want to buy… Continue reading Why Build a Tiny House?