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The SketchUp Model: Adventures in 3D Rendering

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

Iterating. Over, and over, and over…

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…

Ordering the trailer! (AKA: It’s really happening!)

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!)