"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll DECIDE WHERE TO GO...” ~ Dr. Seuss ~
Fate brought me and my '63 vintage Scotsman trailer together in 2011. This blog is the story of our journey together, from her renovation to the big wide world beyond my front door.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions........
Although most of my friends now think I’m kinda’ crazy (read:
unhealthily obsessed) with the idea of living in a Tiny House…..the idea is
really starting to grow on me.The more
I read about others who have gone before me into the bold new world of living
small, the more excited I become.(I bet
you’re thinking……“Really? Is that even POSSIBLE?”)
I am, however, not following anyone’s path exactly, I am
starting from scratch.I’m taking all of
the best ideas from the floor plans and material lists I’ve seen, injecting a
dose of frugal reality, adding a sprinkle of creative genius, a touch of whimsy
(as well as taking Mark’s building experience and feedback into consideration)
and hopefully……eventually…….I’ll have THE PLAN.
I’ve started a binder that is already packed full of the
best the Pinterest, Facebook, and various website and books have to offer.
Go Team Me!
So …….do I use:
Stairs or a ladder?
Skylights or windows?(can you say “loft escape hatch”)
Gas Heat or Electric?(I’m afraid of “gas” but may have to succumb to reason on this one)
Marmoleum Floors or Wood? (I’m waiting for someone to tell
me why I can’t use marmoleum.)
Stackable washer dry or all in one?(all in one’s are impossible to find on craig’s
list and expensive!)
French doors or solid, vintage?(aka “free” since I already have two vintage
Pocket interior doors or hung?
Curtains or cupboard doors?(curtains are a great way to reduce weight, and add texture and color to
Wood stove or pellet stove?(or will a gas heater, suffice?)
Used Trailer or new?($$ or $$$$$?)
Composting toilet or Incinolet?(smell will be a major factor in this
Murphy bed or fold out couch?
Decisions, decisions, decisions…………….
Do you have any suggestions or experience that might be
helpful to me?
It’s a good thing I have lots of time to plan this project
because although it will most likely drive everyone in my life NUTS after
hearing about it every day, for the foreseeable future, it will take me a long
time to figure this all out and finally be able to proceed forth with
confidence in my ability to make this happen.