It’s been a little over a month since our last update and it’s another big one! Our frame is finally complete and now the fun stuff begins. It all feels very real now. It’s such a crazy experience when you dream about something for years, do months of planning and then suddenly one day, your vision starts to materialize in front of your eyes. This is what finally building our own tiny house feels like!
Hey folks! A lot has happened since our last post so hold onto your seats for this one!
First of all – On May 14th, 2016 we drove to Lexington, NC to pick up our brand new shiny 28″ trailer!! DAY ONE of our Little Bitty Tiny House Saga is finally here!! We could hardly believe it when we drove onto Kaufmann Trailer’s lot and saw it sitting there. It looked massive and scarily small at the same time haha! The friendly staff at Kaufmann hooked the trailer onto our truck and we excitedly started the (very bumpy) 3 hour drive back home.
We knew windows were going to be one of the biggest costs for the Tiny House. We were seeing an average of around $3000 for all windows, and we were prepared to pay it. We had pushed around the idea of looking for cheap windows on craigslist as well as searching through Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore inventories, but came to the conclusion that this was a item that we did not want to go cheap on. Energy efficiency is the main reason for this, as well as not wanting to sacrifice the quality of our build.
On Friday, April 8th, 2016 we set out to check a few local stores to get quotes to compare, and then make a decision based off of who had the best deals. We didn’t have specific sizes, only a rough size range for each opening. That way we could be flexible and build the house around the windows vs. build the windows around the house.
On Thursday, April 8th, 2016 we ordered a custom 28′ trailer for our tiny house on wheels. We’ve been talking about this for YEARS and we can hardly believe it’s finally a reality. So unreal!
We ordered our trailer from Kaufman Trailers (find them -> HERE), and it will take about 4 weeks to complete! That means that once the second week of May rolls around we are roadtrippin’ to Lexington, NC to pick it up and then ready to start the official building process. We just. can’t. wait!
Hey! Welcome to LittleBittyTinyHouse! This is the first post about our journey of building our very first home, our TINY HOME! We decided that a 28′ trailer was our best option, because want this house to be our long-term house. Even though 28′ is considered a “big” tiny house, we are thinking ahead and planning for the future to ensure that our Tiny House will grow with us and have lots of multi-purpose areas.
The key features of our tiny house:
- Master loft with stairs
- Secondary loft with ladder accessibility
- Cozy entertainment/media/living room
- Well laid out kitchen (Cooking is a big part of our life – We run a food blog @ LivingChirpy.com)
- Foldable dining table that can double as a work desk or platform for our food photography
- Comfortable bathroom/laundry with tub
- Roof deck