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Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining brighter and our sleepy winter souls are gradually coming back to life. This morning I flipped over another page on my wall calender and wondered how in the world we had already reached June 1st.
To celebrate the month that brings us the beginning of summer, I finally decided to make our plans official. Some of you may already know, while others will hopefully be pleasantly surprised about our crazy idea of building a tiny house on wheels. It’s not as unusual as it seems, many people with the dream of owning a tiny house are popping up like dandelions on a grassy field. It’s a big movement that has grown a lot over the last few years, and my heart is beating wildly as I’m officially announcing that we’re joining this community! The motives? I assume the reasons are as diverse as the people themselves, but most just want to live a simple life with no commitment to high mortgages that keep them trapped in an uninspiring full-time job. Our personal reasons? We want to live closer to nature, more environmentally friendly and express this passion in our lifestyle. We want to travel North America, have more time to see the rest of the world and visit other remote places. Overall, we hope we will be able to enjoy our life while we’re still young.
So, please feel free to join us over the next few months, when we’re building our tiny home, and maybe even a little longer, when we’re actually going to savor this untamed way of life. We’re always open for questions, suggestions and opinions, and would be delighted to connect with others that are pursuing the same dream!
First of all, you might want to know how far we are in the building process? To be honest, in our heads we’re probably way ahead of reality. We were one of the first customers that ordered one of the newly designed trailers (specifically designed for tiny houses) from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. This was in May 2013. Over one year has past since, and now we’re finally putting our plan into action. At this point I want to thank Beth and Jeff Taylor who have stored our trailer for over nine months in their backyard. Jeff even welded a metal plate underneath the square opening that we had initially planned for our front porch, but after a long consideration we eventually decided that it would be more efficient to use it as interior space.
Both Shawn and I agree that we want to use products of high quality in order to not only give our house a greater value but also to make it last longer! Click through the other pages of our blog to see what we have purchased so far or to learn more about the products and services we used.
Shawn knows a few people who are professionals in construction and right now we’re waiting to hear back from them concerning how much they can help us. In the meantime we’re discussing what door we want. I’m in love with french doors, but Shawn wants a dutch door, and we both aren’t sure if a normal door wouldn’t be the best way to go. So stay tuned to see what we decided for! 🙂