Friday, August 12, 2016

Hello there


I’ve decided to build a tiny home on wheels. Let me back up a little. Starting with that could be a little shocking to people, so let me explain myself. I’m a thirty something single woman. I have minimal bills, but still, the cost of living can be a bit much for one person to handle. Add on top of that the fact that I am now going back to school and paying for it out of pocket. Also, I’m sick of living somewhere that I am throwing my money at a landlord every month with no personal gain (and no way to improve my living area). I want to go to school full time also, and with working full time, it’s just not an option.  There is so much that I want to do that owning a tiny house on wheels would allow me to do. I would be able to leave my full time job, go to school full time, have time to work on my craft booth (because, ultimately, I’d like to support myself selling my wares…again, no bills with a tiny home would allow that!), and have the independence I need to be able to pick up and move if I need to (i.e. changing schools when the time comes to pick a graduate program, move to a new state for a job opportunity, et cetera…whatever life throws at me…).

So, I wanted to start this blog to document the steps I’m taking, the progress I’ve made, and throw ideas around with/for the tiny home community. It’s going to take a while, I know, but I’ve already started taking some huge steps toward my end goal. I moved into my parent’s basement and they’ve been generous enough to let me live here rent free, so the cost of rent can go to the tiny home savings fund after I pay off some minimal bills. I still buy my own food, but we’ll talk about how I’ve cut my grocery bill down to about $25 a week on a later post. While I was packing to move I took some things to Goodwill, and when I got here, I paired down even more. I still have a LOT of pairing down to do, but it was a good start at least. 

I’ve drawn out my first draft of the floor plan I want to do. I even measured the furniture I want to take and the bathroom/kitchen fixtures to get an idea of how much space they are going to take, and make my blueprints accurate. I REALLY want a claw footed tub in the bathroom, so I’m willing to sacrifice other things. Once I get my hands on a scanner, I’ll scan in the blueprints so you can see how awesome this place is going to be. I have a few ideas on how I want to change up a few things, but you will get an idea of what it’s going to be like.