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Feelin’ it out – Life-size tape floorplan

This morning a thought entered my mind that I could not shake: I have never sat in a life-sized floorplan of my house! Sure, I have been in other tiny houses, and I know how much space I will be dealing with. But I have never sketched out MY floorplan and felt what the space would be like — as I enter the house and need to find a place to store my muddy shoes. As I hang my coat and run to the bathroom, narrowly missing the corner of the sofa with my knee, and avoiding the dog’s tail […]

Sketch of South wall framing

Progress update: trailer, systems design, indoor build space & materials quotes

The past couple of weeks have been very busy, though I haven’t started building yet. Here’s what’s happened in Tiny Project land: Trailer I visited Mac-Lander in Milton, IA to see my trailer as it was being constructed and to discuss a few options to complete it with my desired modifications. We decided on the addition of 3 feet of steel frame off the rear of the trailer so that the lights can be moved to the back and will not be covered by a cantilevered porch overhang. They will also be adding some custom brackets (as discussed here) to […]

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