I feel relieved to have finished with the old house and to begin the next phase of our lives. I packed my car with the final load, handed the keys to our realtor, said some goodbyes, and drove to Independence right before a big winter storm hit. Then I was cozy in the tiny house… Continue reading Happy Holidays
We had two back-to-back trips to the tiny house recently with very precious cargo: Jon’s airplane and then our cats. Jon has been so busy with work and other things the past couple years, that he hasn’t had time to finish his Maule repairs and it is currently not airworthy, so we decided to tow… Continue reading Precious Cargo
Okay, okay. I haven’t written a blog post for over 2 months. Here’s what we’ve been up to: For the Felton House We finished revamping the bathroom, which involved tearing the old shower out, leveling the floor, installing new backer board, tiles, faucets, tub, and shower door. Our original tub had a crack in it,… Continue reading Whirlwind Work
Tiny House Has Arrived!
I just returned from Independence, where I received our new home! It is lovely and well constructed. I spent a lot of time measuring for furniture we’ll make and curtains, but I also would get distracted by how pretty it is and find myself just staring and daydreaming. Here are some more photos. I forgot… Continue reading Tiny House Has Arrived!
Bumps in the Road
It has been a couple months since my last post. Let me catch you up. I’ve been driving back and forth from Felton to Bishop and Independence so often that I’m starting to remember most of the huge, car-swallowing potholes, dips, bumps, and rough railroad crossings along the way. I’m not as nimble when pulling… Continue reading Bumps in the Road
Happy Independence Day! You know how I wrote at the end of the “Delay” post, that I did some brain storming with Ziggy on how to get to Bishop sooner? I thought to try renting an RV/mobile home spot in Bishop for the Escape Tiny House trailer. Bishop has quite a few mobile home and… Continue reading Independence
We bought a utility trailer! I’ve been renting utility trailers from Uhaul whenever we buy lumber too big to fit in our cars or need to take big stuff to the dump or green waste. Uhaul trailers are super heavy, don’t always have a jack, and have chains that are very difficult for my tiny… Continue reading Utility Trailer
Oh dear! I read the County code and thought all this time that we could work on the temporary power, water, and septic before we had a building permit from the Building Department. Septic is approved by a different department, Environmental Health, and it isn’t spelled out that we can’t get started on that stuff… Continue reading Delay
We ordered a tiny house on wheels, so we can live on our property while we build the dome house. The tiny house movement has grown since it first came on our radar, and there are many styles to choose from now. I remember when Jon and I drove to Santa Rosa in 2009 to… Continue reading Temporarily Tiny
Around 2 years from now, we’ll be living in our freshly built dome home in Starlite, above Bishop. But how are we going to get there? What’s the plan? House We are going to build a house kit made by Natural Spaces Domes. First, we will work with that company on the floorplan, which will… Continue reading The Plan