It’s been over a month since my last blog update, and for that, I’m sorry. I haven’t been making the progress I’ve needed and wanted to on the tiny house, due mostly to circumstances out of my control. And thus, I haven’t really had any good progress to report, and so have felt that continuing to post “no new updates!” type of posts was really stupid. Also, I haven’t gotten what I was aiming for out of this blog. I originally wanted to share my build progress as a way to help people out there who might have questions about details that just aren’t covered by other tiny house blogs – this occurs as a result of many people building their tiny house from kits and plans that are commercially available, where all the bases are covered. For someone such as myself, who is doing it from scratch, there are many areas that just aren’t easily explained, as I’ve discovered. But, while I have a decent number of views on my blog, I don’t feel like there’s been any dialogue or discussion, so I’m not satisfied with this blog.
So, here’s the status of my tiny house as of this very moment:
Main construction is complete. The roof is half installed, meaning, I’ve got the drip edge on part of it, and tar paper on part of it, but nothing else. This is due mostly to my paychecks being less than they could be, combined with the hardware stores not having full stock of the parts and materials I need. What’s missing: exterior walls, swing-walls, door, windows, interior walls, flooring.
Plumbing is mostly complete. The plumbing system, as far as I can tell, is fully functional. I need a battery or a high-amp power supply in order to test out the pump, and some propane to test out the water heater, but as far as I can tell, it should all work just fine.
Electrical hasn’t even begun to be tackled, and that’s ok.
It’s not weather-ready, and definitely not livable.
And now, things have changed. Deven, the guy in charge of our hackerspace, is something of a drama llama. He’s shutting down the hackerspace soon because he’s stressed out and tired of dealing with it. I have to move my tiny house someplace else, and have searched high and low for a place to put it. I have ZERO solid leads – nobody wants an eyesore of a half-finished project on their property, and don’t understand (or are unwilling to) the concept of minimalism and tiny house living, and just don’t want to deal with “the headache”.
In the short term, I’ll be wrapping the tiny house in tarps, and storing it at a somewhat sketchy location until I can work on it, and find a place to park it and live in it. I will not be updating my blog until the time comes when I can work on the tiny house again, and this may not even be until next spring.
So, goodbye, dear reader, until the future!