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 he had only used the screenshots I had sent to draft the tiny house plans (as it turns out, he was not aware of the 3d model) There was really only one turn-around regarding a few details of the layout, but I was delighted to find that the draft was an exact copy of my design. While these plans were only the preliminaries and not engineered yet, I was proud that the design I created (and had an emotional attachment to) was acceptable in the hands of the true professionals of the house designing business.
Now that the minor revisions were declared, the tiny house plans are now back in the hands of the architect to draft the final engineered plans that will be used by the builder.
Meanwhile, this week also marks another exciting milestone: I’ve put in an offer for a lot!
After months of searching, I’ve found a decent piece of land two minutes down the street from my (hopefully long-term) work place and I-4 between the Lee Road and Maitland Blvd exits in Forest City/Orlando. It’s just within the boundaries of the area in Orlando that I wanted to live and the neighborhood has close and varied amenities up SR 434. The property is .46 acres listed for $30k and has a private set up with natural woods and brush dividing the neighbor lines. A nice feature that immediately caught my eye is the 5ft wide canal that runs right through the property. It’s a canal that connects two retention ponds in the area (which means flowing water, less mosquitoes) and is deep enough to not be concerned about flooding.
As a novice in the land-investing game, I was excited when my broker was impressed with the find and jumped into researching it right away. We signed the contract for the offer today with the owners and begin our due diligence into the next month – time to find out what buried secrets this dream-lot can offer.