This is a blog about building a tiny house. I love how I can get personal satisfaction from building something myself, and designing it specifically for my own needs. It’s not that hard to do, so if you have a free weekend or 2, then why not build your own? Follow along as I go through the process of creating my home on wheels!
5 Building a Tiny House
By now you should have a good idea of what a tiny house is, and whether it’s something you’d like to pursue. Tiny houses are small homes that take up less than 500 square feet. They tend to be smaller than your average apartment in most cities and they cost much less too! For example, one could save tens of thousands of dollars by building their own house instead of buying an already-built home.
Tiny house living comes with its fair share of challenges as well; many people find themselves unable to install certain appliances or equipment due to lack of space. Many also struggle with self-discipline when it comes to living within such small confines; if there are no walls around you, how do you keep yourself from getting distracted? We’ll discuss some ways around these obstacles later in this article.
Why you should build a tiny house
A tiny house offers many benefits and advantages. It’s a way to save money, save time, save energy, save space, and even help the environment!
- Save Money
- Save Time
- Save Energy
- Save Space
Preparing for the build
One of the most important things you can do before starting your build is making sure that you have all the materials on hand. If you’re working with a contractor, make sure they have all your materials ready to go when they arrive in the morning.
If you’re building on your own, make sure to get everything ready before starting. Making lists is always helpful—and it can be even more helpful when it comes to building a tiny house because there are so many components and decisions involved.
Be prepared for things to go wrong.
The first thing you need to know is that things will go wrong. We’re not experts, so when something breaks or doesn’t work as we planned, we have no idea what to do next. We don’t have a handyman who’s just waiting around for us to call him if something goes wrong—we’re doing this ourselves!
We’ve made mistakes in our design and construction process too. For example, we didn’t realize how much water would be needed when showering outside until it was too late: The original plan was for a drain in the shower base (where all of the wastewater goes) with a hose attached for draining outside into an existing drainage ditch nearby. But since there wasn’t enough space around our house, we ended up having to run the hose through our loft area above our kitchen which meant cutting holes through all of those beautiful wooden beams while trying not to drop anything heavy on my head while I’m working up there alone at night!
Do lots of research on tiny houses.
My first step was to do research on pre-made tiny houses. I watched videos, read books, and investigated various websites. The more I learned about tiny houses the more fascinated I became.
I wanted to be sure that living in a tiny house was something I would enjoy before making such a huge investment and commitment. At this point in our lives moving every few years wasn’t too much of an issue as we were both traveling for work frequently anyway. But having a permanent home base is important if you have children or pets since they need stability in their lives as well!
The good, the bad, and the ugly
- You can sleep in a tiny house, which is a big deal when you’re tired.
- You can go on adventures with your friends and family.
- It’s going to take some time to get used to living in such a small space, but it will be worth it once you do! The benefits are endless!
- There might be times when you feel frustrated about the project or get overwhelmed because there are so many details involved (like choosing paint colors).
With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to building a tiny house. Always keep a positive attitude, be flexible, and don’t let setbacks get you down. If something goes wrong with the construction of your home—and it will—don’t panic. As long as you have the right tools and materials, any problem can be fixed easily. And finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed; there is no shame in reaching out for assistance!
While building a tiny house can be a huge undertaking, it can also give you something to feel proud of.
While building a tiny house can be a huge undertaking, it can also give you something to feel proud of. There are many reasons why people choose to build tiny houses: they want to save money, they want to live in an environmentally friendly way, they want to live a simpler life, or they just want more space for the same amount of cash. But whatever your motivation is for building tiny houses or building anything else on wheels—such as an RV—there are ways you can do so in an eco-friendly way that will save you time and money long after your project is complete.
Building a tiny house is something that lots of people are doing in order to create a small eco-friendly home for themselves. While it’s not for everyone, if you do decide to build one yourself then try and keep your expectations realistic. Remember that many people who do this end up with unexpected costs or problems along the way so don’t feel too discouraged if this happens to you too!
If you have any questions about building your own tiny house, feel free to ask them here!