Sunday, September 23, 2018

I have created a rough sketch of what I think the build will become. The biggest consideration is weight as I went a bit overboard on the robustness of the Mini Mobile Cottage and it got pretty heavy for the trailer I built it on. Therefore, as I go through the planning phase I am looking at lighter materials and construction methods that don't add bulk to the end product.

I want a lot of open space so I have designed it as such. I have a plan for electrical and a plan for plumbing. I will probably go back to what I know and use a composting toilet but I still need a grey water system for the sink and the shower. All good things to think about.

Well here is the rough outline that more then likely will change a bit in the final outcome but this is a good starting point. I did notice that the right side drawing is backward, so much for my architectural skills.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

How things have changed from the days of 2011 when I started the Mini Mobile Cottage Project. I moved to Texas for job reasons and the Cottage stayed in Oregon and I was able to return each summer to enjoy Oregon's greatness. As of April of 2018 I have moved back to Oregon, again for Job reasons and am living full time in the Cottage.

I have had to replace the water heater and the water pump as both died during the summer. I bought the same items just the 2018 editions and all has returned to harmony in the Cottage. I have decided to take on a new challenge and will be building out a 30ft Cargo Trailer, plans and pics to follow. I expect most will be done in videos as I have become fluent with my phone's video tools whereas in 2011 that certainly was not the case.

I am dusting off the old blog and will be putting content related to the build much the same as I did before. Here is what it looks like before any modifications. This is not my trailer but mines looks just like this.

It has a rear door ramp so I am thinking that end will be my garage and shop, the front 24ft will be living space. I expect the project to take about a year and a half on weekends. I have a place where I can do the work, the trailer is already living there. I expect I will do most of the work myself and have yet to finalize on the systems but have been thinking about this for a year so I have a good idea on what I want to do. There is a ton of content on Youtube around building out a cargo trailer and I will put the link to my channel on the blog but all the content there should also end up here as this is going to be my official build site blog.

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