Hello visitor! I've been finished and living in my tiny house, Wild Rose, for almost two years, and yet I notice hits on this blog to my build posts almost daily. Here is the list of those posts so you can find them easily. Tiny Nest tours of Wild Rose Tiny House: I'm… Continue reading Tiny House Blog
January 3rd marked the one year anniversary of moving into Wild Rose. It was a difficult first year. I'd never used a wood stove in my life, and learning to start a fire and keep it going was a challenge. I have since learned that because my house is sealed so well, it creates a… Continue reading Tiny House Update
These are all kinda dark, because I'm only home in the evenings and it's January so evening starts at 4 o'clock, but you'll get the gist.
I know I skipped the whole last two months of building, and I'll take some good pictures of how it turned out and explain what I did at some point, but I want to get the experience of moving in and getting used to the tiny house while it's still fresh. I moved in the… Continue reading Tiny House Living, the first two weeks
Week 23 was spent frantically tracking down financing for the last $5k of the build and securing a long term parking space somewhere in Olympia. Family came through with loaned and gifted money which is now turning out to STILL not be enough, but it's enough to get me through to the end of the… Continue reading Tiny House Build Weeks 23 & 24: interior siding, stains, budgets, parking space and ALMOST DONE
I got up to Monroe late last Thursday night and crashed out, having had a full 9 hour day of school/work. Woke up at 6:30 a.m. as usual (having been a night person/graveyard worker for all of my teens and 20s this rise and shine without an alarm before 7 a.m. thing is SO weird,… Continue reading Tiny House Week 22 – A Big Surprise, Insulation and MOVING DAY!
The weeks are starting to blur together, but here is some stuff that got done in October: Windows got installed, and the outside trimmed including metal flashing above each one. Siding got started. We had a work party to get siding done and insulation fluffed. Kyle got most of the wiring finished, including all the… Continue reading Tiny House Build Weeks 19, 20, 21 (?) – Windows, Siding and Insulation
So much got done these two weeks!! First, Dad and Capn' Fingers came over and we got most of the windows installed and the door hung, kinda. I didn't take very many pictures the last few weeks because I forgot my fancy camera in Olympia and I'm basically a crazed work obsessed maniac these days,… Continue reading Tiny House Build Weeks 17 and 18
I have stopped keeping very good track of my progress on the house, mostly due to feeling like I am at a dead run to get it all done before January. I definitely spent three days covering up the wheel wells: I thought this would take me maybe an afternoon, but noooooo. The framing part… Continue reading Tiny House Build Weeks 15 and 16: wheel wells, loft floors, utility box, electricity, windows, and more!
Because it is truly the case that building a tiny house (or anything, I imagine) takes twice as long and costs twice as much as you think it will, I've started a Crowdrise account. It isn't a Kickstarter. There's no goal, there's no rewards, and there's no deadline. I worked all spring (Domino's!) and summer… Continue reading Tiny House Build Fundraiser