Our Trailer has Arrived!!

Guess that means we better get to building!

Sunday was Tish and my one year anniversary — it’s crazy to think it’s already been a year since we eloped and then flew to Amsterdam/Berlin for our honeymoon. So much has changed since thing: we decided to build a tiny house; we updated and sold our house in Richmond; we sold my car; donated, sold or gave away any excess stuff we didn’t need/want; packed up our Honda Fit with everything we decided to keep (including our three animals) and moved across the country to my childhood home. Of course, we made sure we had a fair share of travel and outdoor adventures sprinkled in between. It’s been an incredible year, and despite the fact that our trailer was supposed to be here last Wednesday….the stars aligned and our (amazing) delivery guy wasn’t able to make it until Sunday. What a fitting way to start our second year of marriage! Continue reading “Our Trailer has Arrived!!”

40+ hours later and we have a house! (well, kinda)

I am finally done designing our tiny house on sketchup!! Yes, we counted the hours, or I should say we attempted to count them and stopped when we got to 40…sketchup is a tricky little bugger and I have developed a love/hate relationship with it. Mostly love, until I try zooming out and get stuck in the middle of a wall or piece of furniture and feel like I’m lost in purgatory for what feels like an eternity. Continue reading “40+ hours later and we have a house! (well, kinda)”

Tiny House Workshop vs. Tiny House Conference

Between the end of January and beginning of May, Tish and my time and brain power were focused on school. As a full time graduate student, doing research and writing papers is about all I have time for outside of the part time job I had; and Tish spends the majority of her day grading, prepping for class, answering an astounding number of e-mails from students and attending faculty meetings. Since we knew we wouldn’t have time to really start researching for our tiny house, much less start building one, until the summer months, we decided to attend a workshop and conference in an effort to feel like we are moving forward, and to absorb as much information about building (and living in) a house as we could. Continue reading “Tiny House Workshop vs. Tiny House Conference”