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I’m Building A Tiny House!

Over four years ago I discovered Tiny Houses and fell in love with them.  I have always been fascinated with alternative housing, from the time I was a boy I built countless forts in the woods.  So we have arrived, I will be building my Tiny House starting in just a few short weeks!

I have no idea how long it is going to take me, but it will be a challenge for sure.  To set the bar for you all, the biggest thing I have ever built has been a chicken coop.  I have no finish carpentry experience or house building experience, but I have been researching vigorously, talking to a lot of people, and will have friends help out where they can.

 Many of you might have remembered that not too long ago I thought building my Tiny House was going to be a dream differed for another year or so, but recently I received a sizable bump in income with my other job and things started to fall into place.  It’s kind of crazy how everything just clicked all of a sudden.  Within two weeks my income grew, I had a place to build the house, and the last few details clicked too.  I then found myself sitting here asking myself, “is there anything holding me back from doing this?”  The answer was no, I have arrived at the edge and all I had to do was take the plunge.

So I got plans from Tumbleweed – I am going to do a modified version of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company’s Fencl – and started shopping for my big items: trailer, windows, water heater, and appliances.

 The land that I will be building on  (on a trailer that is) is 2 acres right on the lake here in Charlotte, NC.  I am currently house sitting for them so I am keeping an eye after it and mow the lawn.

Going forward I will be detailing all the steps of building, have videos, interviews, informational posts and once it is complete I will be opening it up to tours for those of you who are close by.  Once I start doing these posts I will also have a new menu item that will easily categorize the building process for those who are building their own Tiny House.


Caroline’s Apartment

Today we have a 430 square foot apartment owned by Caroline, who calls the style elegant simplicity.  At first she wasn’t sure what to do with the space, but her designers helped her see that small is great, you just need to know how to work with it, not against it. 


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