The blog hasn't been getting much of my attention lately. Not for lack of things to write about, actually the opposite. There's so much going on I don't know where to start.
We are just over one month into our four month timeframe for completing the tiny house and it is starting to look like a house! We've learned a lot in this past month and we have a long way to go, but it has been an exciting process and we are thrilled to have made this much headway in one month. This past weekend Zac's family helped cut out all 17 windows and wrap the house in Tyvek HomeWrap to protect it from the elements.
Our next steps are to order the windows, roofing and siding. We expect progress to slow down until mid-August as our second baby is due to arrive sometime in the next two weeks. Until then I suspect you either won't hear much from us, or if you do it will be an overload of baby pictures and maybe a couple rambling posts that I will write in my post-pardum fog and decide to publish against my better judgement.
Last week Zac and I had several people text and email us an article called "Dear People Who Live in Fancy Tiny Houses." I'm not linking to the article due to coarse language but feel free to Google it. It had me in tears I was laughing so hard...and then in had me in tears because I have crazy pregnancy hormones right now and I started wondering if she might be right.
Do you ever wake up wondering, "I've made a huge mistake?"
Do you have any privacy in your tiny house?
You still have some clothing and shoes and towels all that jazz, right? Or do you just wear overalls now? Overalls and Birkenstocks and one towel that you share with your entire family. Where do you wash that towel?
Her questions are valid...and yes, I do ask myself on a daily basis if this tiny house thing is realistic. Can we really make it work? What happens when a child is up all night and there's no other room to take them to? What if two people get sick and need the bathroom at the same time? Trust me, I have my doubts. But at the end of the day, more than my doubts, I have so much hope. Hope I never had while living in a big house. We will be able to afford to travel. We won't have to spend all weekend cleaning the house. We won't have tons of food getting thrown out every month because it expired while sitting at the back of the pantry for the last year. We've already noticed how much less laundry we do on a weekly basis.
So if you read the above referenced article, here's a fabulous rebuttal. This family makes a tiny house work in ALASKA (yes, I saw the update that they are moving, but they made it work for quite some time), with two small children in half the square footage of our tiny house. If she can do it, so can I.
Thank you so much for following along with our journey. Here's the latest video of the build progress and please keep the questions and comments coming, we love hearing from you!