The trailer is here!!! That means construction can officially begin! We ended up getting a Tumbleweed trailer, which was custom built for tiny houses so we wouldn’t have to do any modifying to accommodate a house. Kyle is a builder kind of guy and has been dreaming about building this for a long time. We’ve read somewhere that it takes around 500 working hours to build a tiny house. So with Kyle having 2 days a week he can fully commit to working on it, we would love to be moved in by the end of the year, but realistically, probably not till Spring.
We also have windows! Picked those up a few weeks ago.
Friends have asked where we will park it. We don’t have a place yet, but are open to suggestions! All we’d need is some electrcity and a water faucet and a yard for our dog! We’d love to live in the country again, so we’re thinking an abandoned farmyard might work well…. Anyone know of a place around Hillsboro? This is still 8+ months away so we have a while to think about it.
Below is the house that inspired the floor plan. The outside will look similar to this one – minus the purple and plus shoo sugi ban style siding. Shou sugi ban is an ancient Japanese technique of burning wood to make it more weather and insect resistant. The char is a natural bug repellent and rot protector. On cedar it creates a sweet silver shimmer. We’ve never done this before, so it will take some experimenting to get it to look how we want it to look.
Now all we need is more lumber and walls will start to go up in the next week or two!! We’re starting to see some progress to our dream!