This is the story of my journey building a tiny house, my mini mobile cottage. 8ft x 24ft of living space, I can't wait to see the end product and I want to share it with you! It is my goal to be both smart and helpful in what I post to help you in your journey. Thanks for following along.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Changing Plans and Starting Construction
As I got past the end of 2010 which was a exciting year for me, I am steadfast in my focus on building my Mini Mobile Cottage. It looks like January 15th is going to be the day we start putting lumber together. The first part of the project is to build a foundation sandwich as seen in my previous post. I wanted to add some stability to the foundation so I bolted treated 2x6's to the I-beams of the trailer.My brother Bob and his son Jordan assisted in the project, pleased to have their help.
Since I have had too much time thinking through all the aspects of the project I came to the conclusion that to put a porch on the trailer and lose 2ft of living space was pretty foolish. I changed the plan. I will be building a deck off the back of the trailer that will be 4ft x 8ft to replace my little 2ft porch. While this modified my interior plan it also allowed me to revisit the door and how I was going to address putting two windows on either side of the center door. I priced windows at a Pella show room and proudly walked our with a quote for $900 per window and I need two...Yikes. I paid $600 for ALL of the other windows (6) brand new Pella Impervia's. After pondering that for a week I found a mini house that I liked with a similar layout to what I was looking for. I am going with a single door on left hand side of the wall and a single window. So here is where I am at with the layout. I reserve the right to make more changes but I am getting very very close to locking down the plan.
Hopefully the next post will show something with sheets of plywood!