It’s somewhat rare to hear or read me saying/writing those words. 🙂
Michael at Tiny House Design completed these plans for me as speedily as even I could imagine, he’s been truly amazing. Some back-and-forth emailing and a couple modifications, but the whole thing happened in less than a week’s time, I think. It’s been a whirlwind! It is so hard for me to commit to anything… but if I’m going to build a house, I need to commit to a plan, and this is it!
It will look a bit different from the pictures below, but this is what it will be like structurally. FYI if you like the design of this house, Michael is going to be offering the plans at Tiny House Design for anyone to download. Only difference will be that he will use a standard-sized door, raising the loft line by 6 inches. I’m planning on using corrugated metal roofing as I like the old-thyme look/feel of it…. For the siding, I’ll probably use board & batten, but am still on the fence about whether or not I will use a natural stain over the cedar or paint it. Initially I thought the metal roof with turquoise-trimmed windows and a natural wood siding would look beautiful and kind of reminds me of the Southwestern structures I love so dearly. But I have seen some nice tiny houses with painted siding that have really impressed me, giving the whole house a cohesive look. So TBC. A big inspiration to me that I’ve been keeping in mind, although it’s totally different from a tiny house on wheels:
Also the front and front right windows will be awning or picture style, so without a line in the middle (single hung). The door is a bit smaller than standard, to allow for a roomier loft line. The only modifications I need to make from Michael’s plans will be to replace 2×4 floor framing with 2×6 and expanding the sleeping loft from 82.5 inches in length to somewhere around 88 or 96, haven’t decided. Just little details!
Such a relief. And a scary commitment at the same time. Paradoxes all over the place in this process! My sister says I will never be satisfied with a single design because I’m the ultimate perfectionist. I’m a work in progress, but so true; Part of what motivated me for this project in the first place was to practice stopping sitting on my bum thinking about/pondering things, to get up and DO/create/be decisive without weighing all of the options in an endless stream of indecision. That is such a stretch at times, and something I am constantly confronted by and working with. I could seemingly pass a lot longer than is healthy in this planning phase. But at a certain point one has to just choose something – anything – and do it. It might not be perfect and I suppose in a worst-case scenario, it might not even be likable, but being an experiential learner, I must try it to know! I keep telling myself in the back of my mind, “I don’t have to marry this tiny house forever”. (“This” not being this particular design, but “this” meaning whatever house I am about to start building, my first house, whatever house comes out of it.) Spoken like a true perfectionistic commitmentphobe, huh!
Well, at least it’s funny. 🙂
Perhaps if you are a particularly analytic lass/lad, after reading the above sentences you will have gathered that I am single.
Now that’s funny.
So I’m marrying this plan, this house, at least long enough to build it. Then we’ll see about a divorce.
Without further ado, the plans: