Homecoming

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I write you from our tiny house- celebration dance- that’s right we moved back in the weekend prior to Christmas and were able to spend the holidays in our home!

A lovely and somewhat obvious perk of going tiny is that the moving process only took a few hours.  And the length of time is more due to the drive time than the amount of belongings we had to move.  The interesting piece of move in day was that crazy Texas weather was even crazier than normal.

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Moving on Up!

It’s seems like the holidays have served as an encouraging push for us to get to work on the tiny house!  Sounds like the same old song as 2015, eh? Well, last year we were really waiting around for our builders to get to work. But, this year, in attempt an to correct the issues with the house that made it temporarily unlivable, we have set out with various contractors and our own bare hands to make this tiny house a home once again.

Progress is moving along nicely and we will hopefully be back in our tiny abode by Christmas.  Check out what we have been up to: Continue reading

Touch Up & Settle Down

img_7183Last weekend Jared and I sat down to make a priority list of all the things we still needed to do in order to get the tiny house exactly where we want it to be.  The funny thing is, part of our move toward tiny living was to spend less time and money working on the house and yard.  But I suppose when you look for the most inexpensive builder, you get what you pay for and end up with plenty of ‘touch up’ projects to keep you busy. And the list of projects is pretty extensive. Continue reading

The Inside Scoop

Seven weeks in the house and things are really starting to feel more settled.  We still can’t use our shower (our builder has said he would come up and take a look, but we aren’t holding our breath given their past history), but being able to come home in the evenings and actually relax and cook dinner makes things feel more normal.

But the extraordinary parts of tiny living aren’t lost.  I can clean, I mean deep clean, in 10-20 minutes.  It’s fantastic!  Decisions just feel easier to make because I have less options (truly with clothing this is a good thing).  And although we still have a lot of projects until we are exactly where we want to be with the house, I am so happy with where we are and where we are going: Continue reading

We’ve Got Mail! But Not a House.

Remember last week when I wrote in hopes that my next post would be from the tiny house?  If you know me or have read this blog you shouldn’t be surprised by this (we weren’t), but Chase and James postponed our house delivery yet again….

First it was that it wouldn’t be quite ready to go by Friday night so they would bring it Saturday.  Next, the weather was calling for rain on Saturday.  Not ideal driving conditions to tow a house, I get that.  But it turns out the forecast changes so that there was actually no rain on Saturday.  We texted Saturday morning with the updated forecast and only heard crickets until it was late afternoon and “too late” to bring the house. Continue reading

Countdown to Move In!

Jared and I ventured down to Austin on Sunday to walk through the house and chat with Chase and James about finishing touches!

2015-10-10-22-47-16That’s right- we are getting close to completion.  They said 2 to 3 weeks which would put us in the October 31/November 1 weekend area and would be perfect timing for several reasons:

  • Most of our weekends from here until Thanksgiving are booked with work travel for me, volleyball commitments for Jared, or wedding travel for college friends- Halloween weekend is a rare open space in our calendar.
  • We need to have the house for our November 14-16 reality TV show shoot.
  • Jared’s parents, who have graciously given us a home for the last year, just put their house on the market…the clock is ticking!

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Knotty Piiiine!

knotty-pine-covenWell, yes Fiona, that’s exactly what it is. Jared and I may have enjoyed the season 3 finale of American Horror Story, Coven a bit more than the average person; Fiona’s concept of hell is exactly what we are going for on the interior of our tiny house!

I know it’s only been a few days since my last post, but since the interior photo I shared with you was actually a few weeks old, the new photos that James sent us this weekend show a lot of progress.  Although, I was slightly disappointed to find that our goal date to pick up the house- Columbus Day- is a little ambitious.

Our October and November calendars are chock full of work travel, weddings, and baby showers so Columbus day weekend was looking promising. Especially because we need to have our house by November 14 when we are tentatively scheduled to start filming the Tiny House show.

Alas, I already knew firm deadlines are not a part of the Tiny House world.  Years ago that may have driven me crazy, but it’s all part of the journey and these photos got me giddy enough that I was definitely able to shake off the pushed back finish date: