Let's talk about finances. I know that's what everyone wants to hear. I bet right now you are settling in with a cup of tea or coffee and going "oh yeah, this is going to be goooooooood." Just me? I love personal finance. My mom and I have always joked that I missed my calling… Continue reading Finances, Tiny House Builds, and YNAB
The next step in our tiny home adventure was to build a 3D model of the home in SketchUp. This isn't a necessary step, but it is exceedingly helpful in calculating the right amount of materials that we will need, and estimating the weight of these materials and by extension, our final house build. It's… Continue reading The SketchUp Model: Adventures in 3D Rendering
Things are moving along! With the trailer ordered, and our floor plan set, it's time for us to figure out the framing details so we can get materials ordered. We have spent quite a bit of time weighing the pros and cons of wood vs. steel framing over the past several weeks. Throughout all of… Continue reading Designing our framing
In an earlier post, we shared the details of our frontrunner floor plan. But since optimizing the layout is so critical in tiny house design, we continued to tweak and make improvements. Some parts of the old design stayed - primarily the offices and bedroom layouts - and other parts were improved upon. The previous… Continue reading Iterating. Over, and over, and over…
After years of talking about and planning our tiny house, we finally took the leap. Last night we ordered our trailer, which marks the moment when the our tiny house moved from just some idea we've been kicking around, to an actual real thing that we are doing. Why a new trailer? When we originally… Continue reading Ordering the trailer! (AKA: It’s really happening!)
Tiny homes are incredible opportunities for creativity and optimizing every single space. I (Mrs. Big Tiny) love architecture and interior design, and revel in the chance to get creative and play with our space-to-be. As a couple that will be sharing the space and both working remotely, we have some very specific requirements for our… Continue reading Our design
Welcome to the Big Tiny Project! We are excited to share this journey with you as we go through the ups and downs of building our own (big) tiny home. Perhaps the most common question we get when we walk with friends and family about our plans is why are we going tiny? For us,… Continue reading The Big Tiny Project begins!