Our tiny house is not even finished on the inside yet but it has already visited three different corners of Connecticut – Fairfield, Putnam and Westerly. Towing it was a lot of fun and we are very relieved to realize how easy it is. If you are here because you have seen us on the road, please do not hesitate to tell us. 🙂
So, why were we driving around Connecticut in a big circle anyway?
On Saturday, April 25th, we met a group of people from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company’s workshop at a Service Center along I-95 in the Southwestern part of the state. Towing our tiny house for the very first time was connected to an enormous variety of emotions. The first ones were fear and tension because we were afraid of making mistakes, damaging our house or even getting pulled over by the police. Then there was excitement when we finally hooked up the truck to the tongue of the trailer, hit the gas and watched our home following smoothly behind. But the most satisfying feeling of all is the smell of freedom! It is hard to describe, you have to experience it. We cruised along the highway on a sunny spring day, enjoyed sitting right next to each other, shoulder to shoulder, listened to our favorite music and let the wind blow through our hair. All that while people that passed us honked, waved and or took pictures, haha!
On Friday, May 1st, we headed Northeast to Putnam’s “First Friday in May” Festival but due to Connecticut’s infamous traffic we had to deal with 90 minute delay. At least we were able to park our tiny house in Union Square just a few minutes before sunset, hooray! As soon as we opened our tiny door our Runaway Shanty was overrun by curious faces and that’s why it took us so long to actually appear at the main event for our trip – Derek Diedricksen’s tiny house workshop! Exhausted from the journey and the new impressions we cuddled up in our sleeping loft for the very first time!
The next morning we finally had the chance to catch up with the attendees of the workshop and indulge in hours of tiny house talk. Oh, how amazing it is to speak with like-minded people! Everyone was just so nice and happy – thank you all, you were a great inspiration to us! It was also great to meet the workshop hosts Deek and his brother Dustin – they even did a little interview with us! And, believe it or not, we also met Roger from Unforgettable Fire, LLC – the man who invented our beautiful Kimberly Wood Stove!
Unfortunately on Saturday afternoon we got kicked out of Putnam and so we rolled Southward to a camping ground. As we were approaching a parking spot between other RVs, Campers and Cabins people were insanely craning their necks. Not long after that we were again giving tours. One woman even told us, “I got a call from my friend who is camping here tonight and she literally asked me if I had just seen the same thing.”
At night Roger helped us to light up what he calls his “baby” for the first time so that it could keep us warm while we were sleeping – what a great memory! 🙂
And that’s what tiny living is all about – making memories!
We love to share tiny house experiences, so please feel free to come and visit us!
We are now off to a new adventure: the installation of our plumbing and electrical…
See you soon!
Very nice. Really like the roof and windows. From Kansas so where did you order the windows?
Thank you! The windows are from Intus Windows, you’ll find a link in our “Costs” section. Where in Kansas do you live?
Love the window. Thanks for the info.
Reblogged this on Real Life In CT and commented:
Just came across this blog of a couple here in CT that are building their own Tiny Home.
It’s so cool that they can tow their home like a camper but it looks like a house instead of a camper once it’s parked.
It’s been a bream of mine to get an RV & travel across the country even before I discovered the internet & now have friends in literally all across the country to go visit.
The Tiny Home would be nice to have as a traveling home & pick up a piece of land in warmer climate to go settle on during the winter months when we get older & the idea of having all that snow to deal with wouldn’t be so nice…
I plan on following their blog to see how they progress as they build & compare costs to just buying a RV instead.
Thank you so much for sharing! We are following you now, too. 🙂
I love the siding on your tiny house but do you have to re-oil the siding every few years???
Thank you! Yes, I even think we have to re-oil it once a year.
I am extremely impressed with your home, and especially with the style of roof that you chose. I believe that personally, you’re portable tiny home Is a game changer. Far too often I have seen tiny homes that feel, restricted and claustrophobic. However when it comes to your absolutely beautiful tiny home, I’m able to get a sense of the sheer volume of your space. I thank you for your vision of your tiny home, and thinking outside of the box. I also thank you for sharing this with the public, and after seeing your beautiful home, I have decided that going time is for me. I’ve always appreciated small spaces, and for some time I’ve been looking at plan, going to workshops, and taking tours of tiny homes. However like I said, I always felt stifled, but after seeing your wonderful video, and using the roof design that you have chosen, it is help me make up my mind. I am looking forward to seeing your updates, of your wonderful home. I hope you take it as a compliment, but I’m going to use a lot of your ideas when it comes to constructing my tiny home.
I am a single widower, with a young son. I have been wanting to start a new life with my son, focusing on what is truly important. I believe and living with the smallest footprint that you can, is important. We have been living in a 400 square foot studio apartment, after the sale of our 3500 square foot home. Ever we started living tight, our lives have become more rich.
Thank you again, please keep us posted, and I will check in time to time for your progress. Wishing you and yours all the best, William
William, thank you so much for sharing your story and kind words! If we were able to inspire and motivate then the purpose of our blog has been fulfilled. We wish you lots of luck with your tiny adventure. If you want to share some photos or more stories, please reach out to us! We will actually post a big update tomorrow after more than seven months. May I ask where you live?