Our Tiny House is coming together!!!
Okay, I’m saying that way ahead of myself. Our trailer isn’t even built yet! But over the past few days, we have put so much work into making this dream a reality with a new amped-up plan that makes it seem like it’s almost here, but at the same time so stink in’ far away.
After our initial ‘How We’re Going Tiny‘ post, some things have changed. Drastically. Our 9 month plan has been flushed down the toilet and we’re hoping to have this bad boy done in (less than) two months.
Oh my. If we thought 9 months was ambitious, this is absolutely crazy. But we feel so strongly that this is the very essential next step in our life, which makes the thought of keeping our comfortable, reliable nine-month plan almost crazier.
Even if we’ve had second thoughts, it’s too late to go back. Yesterday, we turned in the paperwork for our early move-out date (coincidentally two months from now), and a week back paid for a new, custom trailer which will be hopefully completed by Valentines Day weekend. Whoo!
While waiting for that trailer, Jeff + I have been practicing our super-awesome lumberjack skills and have been clearing space on his parents property for our Tiny House building space.
(Don’t let the photos deceive you. So much has been done, but there’s a long way to go!)
We know that we can’t complete our dream Tiny House in two months on our relatively strict budget. So for now, we’ve opted to build a smaller, less expensive Tiny House which we hope will be the stepping stone to our ideal home. For us, this was a disappointing realization. The Tiny House plans we originally had were everything we wanted in our house! Small enough to be Tiny, yet large enough to grow with us in time. But for a rather drastic plan, we had to be realistic in some ways- which meant knowing what we could afford and what was actually a need vs. want. Ironically, that’s sort of the whole point of the Tiny House Movement.
None the less, we’re still so pumped to make this ‘starter home’ our dream home. I’m sort of obsessed with pinterest and have been pinning away every detail, even down to the color schemes of this new home. I’m not sure if that’s pathetic or just expected, but either way should prove my girlish enthusiasm for this majorly awesome next step. Despite the size or any disadvantages, this home will be perfect. Not because the colors are great or it’s completely convenient, but because it’s ours.
What about you? Have you ever had to scale back a dream, or re-evaluate your wants verses what was realistic?