It’s time for another update. Seems we’re making it on the long list of “taking-longer-than-expected” tiny house constructions (already), but we had a long discussion with our building contractors yesterday and I have to say I feel actually relieved that we’re taking it slow. There are many things that need to be well thought about and determined before the framing begins – the exact location of the windows and the door, a list of all appliances and their specifications (that’s why you’re now able to click on every item in our list of costs) with their exact location in the house, as well as finding solutions for the first issues that have come up, for example: How or what do you build around the wheel well to keep water from entering your house (the blueprints don’t state an appropriate solution for our thorough contractors)? With all this going on we’re definitely skipping a place on the creative list of all “design-as-you-go” tiny house constructions, but knowing that our runaway shanty will be professionally built to withstand the most extreme weather situation will hopefully make up for this. What do you think?
The sad news is, I have to start a list of costs that I will name “experiences”, which, despite the promising name, is no more than a list of wasted money. I know we would (from time to time) invest in unnecessary things (I consider it inevitable), but it does hurt every time I realize it, especially so early on. What I’m talking about right now is our door. Yes, our pretty door. The item that took us weeks of careful consideration turned out to be too… tall. Yikes! Besides a big box of sheep’s wool insulation we now have a halfway painted door for sale. At least we can keep the door handle. Finding a new door is now the contractor’s job, but we’ve still got blue paint and a blue door it will be, no matter what. Period.