I'm finally moving forward with an interest I've had for a long time: building a "tiny" home. I'm going to try and document the entire process here. Last week, I started making materials lists, budget, and making some notes. This week, I put pencil to paper and drew up some rough sketches of the first prototype that we plan to use as a guest house.
Tiny Homes are a relatively new idea. There is a movement of people who want to downsize, reduce their total debt, and drastically simplify their lives. A true Tiny Home is built on a trailer frame, thus making it a non-permanent dwelling and not subject to most codes and regulations of a permanent home. There are also "Small Homes" that are just that; a less than 1000sq ft dwelling, usually aimed at a smaller, simplified living.
I'm focusing on something in between - buildings closer to a "tiny" home in size, but in a permanent or non-permanent configuration. I will build a tiny home, but I'm also targeting a market that is interested in just a small, personal space. That can be a guest house, home office, yoga studio, home theater, fly-tying shack, or whatever your heart desires.
As I said, last week I started some drawings (I'm old fashioned and still use a drafting board). I also staked out a site on our property with a nice view and easy access. Stay tuned!