Zero times Zero equals Zero. In this case, coming up short on time and money is quickly making this tiny house loan process fall apart. I just received a call today from my potential lender inquiring if I had any money reserves in any other fund accounts. I told her everything I had given her […] Continue reading Tiny House Loan: Lack of Time and Money
The Tiny House progress has taken another sharp turn into a brick wall. I received the plans for the larger build back from the architect and he met the expectations of the expansion: The house is now 1120 sq ft. 500% Larger than the average tiny home and 50% larger than I had planned to […] Continue reading Tiny House Design: Not So Tiny in the Legal World
I’m now 3 days into my due diligence period with the new lot, and with just one swift phrase uttered from the lady at zoning and planning, my entire tiny house venture came crashing down around me. Happy Friday the 13th everyone. This could truly be defined as my family’s infamous ‘Fowinkle luck’. I dedicated […] Continue reading Tiny House Legalities: The Devil is in the Details.
I’m excited to finally reveal the details for the preliminary draft of my tiny house plans. For the past month, I’ve been working with the architect that my cousin recommended me through his business. While I did provide the architect with a copy of the 3D model Sketchup file, I was impressed to learn that […] Continue reading Tiny House Plans: The Big Reveal
Tiny house legalities is a whirlwind of exhaustion. I’ve had a lengthy delay with progress on the 3D model, having to (happily) help a family with a website project. After jumping back in, I feel I’m closing in on the final draft of the build. The next big step is to get the model drafted […] Continue reading Tiny House Legalities: Building alone, or with a loan.
While I continue to tinker with my Google Sketchup model of the tiny house, I spend several nights per week probing real estate listing websites for potential tiny house land. The pickings for vacant lots are really slim when it comes to price vs size vs vicinity vs commute. My workplace is in downtown Maitland, […] Continue reading Tiny House Land: Searching for that perfect pile of dirt.
While I’ve made some headway with the design, I’ve been fretting that this tiny house idea is something that I will have to convince a lot of people that this is a legitimate pursuit for a permanent home. With the prospect of having to get land and loans, I thought it was about time I […] Continue reading This tiny house idea, I feel like I’m onto something here..
These past two weeks I’ve been deep into Google Sketchup crafting this new tiny house design. While the tiny house design is heavily inspired by the space efficiency of a tiny house, I’ve expanded many of the amenities that would usually be limited in a tiny house. This includes a larger bathroom, a full-height 2nd […] Continue reading Tiny House Design: It’s all one giant puzzle.
The Fasten Seat-belt Light is On. My own Tiny House Story is about to begin, but in a substantially different way. I’m sitting here on a plane during an 8-hour trip back to Orlando, overflowing with thoughts about the past three days – needing to express them to someone. Certainly, it can’t be this kid […] Continue reading My own Tiny House Story is about to begin, but in a substantially different way.