I am not sure whether it was my subconscious trying to delay the inevitable or just a case of burn out, more to my liking is just the simple fact I am not a finish carpenter and that I was not ready to tackle a project that I thought I just was completely unskilled to do. Not that I could not do it, it was just I wanted it done right and I knew that I would have a challenge getting the end product that I wanted.
I started on My Mini Mobile Cottage journey in earnest on the 15th of January 2011. Being the optimist I am, I figured I would be living in the cottage by the end of summer. That is the summer of 2011. What an awesome learning experience this has been but I had no idea that I would be doing a blog post on the 11th of March 2012 stating that I had just finished the last major project on the Cottage.
I had this picture I pulled off the Tiny House Blog. It was a gal who had modified her Teardrop Trailer and I just really liked the look. Framed in forest green and with pine doors. I have carried that vision for most of the build that I was hopeful to end up with something close. Here is her kitchen. I finally found her site and it is Tiny Home Teardrop
My first real modification on the vision was drawers. I have never build a drawer and very quickly realized that drawers were not in my skill set. So I wondered down the path of shelves and just simple cabinets. Now that I am done, I feel it would have broken up the four sections if I had put in drawers but I really don't need them, I would have filled them with junk anyway. So here is the unfinished kitchen look.
I have run out of the Beetle Kill Pine so I was only able to do one set of doors with what I had left, the rest is just regular pine. I tried a couple of different routing patterns with the doors, as usual I finally settled on what I like...by the last set of door. Oh well.
Well here is my kitchen in its full glory.
While I have built a "tiny house" I don't feel compelled to start a "tiny house" company or tour the country side telling people about all my opinions. I do have them though and really would enjoy talking about the tiny house community over a beer with anyone who wants to hunt me up and have that discussion.
If I have any encouragement for those who stumble across my ramblings. Believe it, you too can do this. It took a community to build this cottage. This is not my project but a project that I drove and as I got committed to it, people came forth and joined the effort as they wanted to share the vision. Thank You to anyone of you who helped along the way. There are far more people out there who have no idea what their blogs inspired me to do, or some hurdle their video on Youtube help me over come. I had no idea prior to this project how many people recorded video's of how to install a shower? Go figure.
I will soon post a video walk through of the Mobile Cottage. Enjoy.
Congratulations. It looks really nice inside.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment, I will host an open house and let you know when I do, if you want to stop by.Delete
Congratulations! It's a great tiny home made with love and determination!Delete
What more could you ask for?
You've inspired me to stick to my 'plan' and get going on one in the spring or summer.
Have a blast!
Wow! Congratulations. The kitchen looks great. What do you have for a fridge? I'm looking forward to the video walk through :)ReplyDelete
I have a little 4.0 CU Energy efficient GE. It is located right behind the kitchen. I have it on top of the shelves/pantry I bought from IKEA. I build a door in front of it and that has been working great.Delete
Can't wait for the video! CONGRATS!ReplyDelete
Brilliant. You have accomplished what few ever will. I mean, despite the things you maybe now would have done differently, despite the setbacks, and despite the lessons on what your skillsets AREN'T....you still have reached a pinnacle. You created a home. You built your home, my friend, and for that I offer you HUGE congratulations! Now, go out and do some paddling.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments. I was sitting on my couch this past weekend, watching my little fire place burn and feeling all toasting warm and pretty content with the state of the project. Pleased to the support of the web community and the amount of knowledge that is out there.Delete
Been looking at a paddle from Portland to Astoria on the Columbia River over the 4th of July week. Fun to just plan it. Enjoy
Nice! Great project!ReplyDelete
It looks great! I love the hanging basket for veggies, and the spices on the wall. You go enjoy your life now!ReplyDelete
I love the kit1,what did you do about sleeping quarters? I couldn't find a photo of the other side :( Not good at this blog thing!ReplyDelete
You should be able to click on the blog name and it will take you to the main page, or look for something that says "home" or you can go to Google and type in my mini mobile and on the home page you can see a bunch of fish photos.Delete