Here we are in mid March with a lot to update you on. As I sat down to write this post I of course looked back on the previous posts to see how much catching up would need done and it is a lot. So I will try to quickly catch everyone up with as many photos as possible!
After one of the worst experiences of my life, AKA hanging drywall, we painted and then started in on cabinets! I had never built cabinets before so my Dad helped tremendously here. After he and I built the main cabinets in the kitchen, I was able to complete the stairs, bar and bathroom cabinets with help from a few friends.
The bar/dining counter is on the left with the kitchen cabinets making an appearance on the rightmost portion of each picture. Oh and the hardwood floors make their first appearance.
Our couch came, so I sat on it. It’s a really cool couch! Oh and my friend Bob delivered it, that was a great surprise as I hadn’t seen Bob in about a year.
The hardwood floors in the above cabinet photos were are first official Tiny House purchase over a year ago. I found them one day at Habitat for Humanity Restore where they had been donated after being removed from another house during a remodel. My Dad happened to be in Bend so he stopped by and confirmed that we were getting a sweet deal so we made the Tiny House official with that first purchase!
Since December we’ve painted, stained, built cabinets, made phone calls about stoves not showing up and refrigerator doors needing replaced, been denied parking places by unfortunate neighbors, sanded for hours and hours on hardwood floors. It’s been stressful, it’s been enlightening, it has been a truly incredible process. Through this project we have grown as individuals and as a couple in many ways. I never considered myself a patient man, but put me to work on my house and I will stick with a project through each and every agonizing, back breaking, rewarding moment until it is finished the way it should be. Hannah has continued to work through the most difficult (and rewarding) season at her job during the day, and come home to paint, trim, stain, sand, plane and any number of jobs I can throw at her in the evenings and every day off with little to no complaints. And through all of it we have only gown closer. Building our home has been an unimaginably rewarding experience that we will never forget and has changed us for the better in so many ways. Here are some photos of what we’ve been doing!
Our wood stove is ridiculously tiny and heats our house in an instant. We have a propane on demand water heater, and propane stove from an old RV that works incredibly well. We have a reading nook. We were able to build a wine rack from an old post I bought several years ago at a second hand store. The door slides on our bathroom door were made by a friend of mine and local artist Chris Cole – www.chriscoledesigns.com. Our window and door trim holds special meaning in the way I designed it after some of the trim at Five Pine Resort in Sisters where we spent our second anniversary. Things are coming together quite well at this point.
The Tiny House is nearing completion now and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We have found a spot to park it and call home that we are quite hopeful will work out as our initial plan fell through. Updates will follow as we move the house and settle in.