We have learned a lot through this process. To get to where we are now, we have taken risks and made mistakes, and would love if our mistakes might help others have a smoother build process.

With any major build project things can go wrong, there can be delays, unexpected expenses, and many other bumps in the road. Even though we hired builders to try to alleviate the stress during the construction process, we still experienced a lot of bumps. We trusted a new company and this combined with our own inexperience for what to avoid in a contractor resulted in a lot of grief. This may be one of the most important things we learned and would do differently if we could again. We would hire different builders. It is unfortunate, but we would not recommend the Tiny Smart House company as home builders. For us, they did not meet our needs for what we would expect from a house designer or construction process. We will look at making modifications to certain aspects of our home to make it closer to what we had envisioned when we started this process. More on that later…

So far, we are excited to face the challenges of this non-traditional lifestyle. Just in the first week, I have never been so aware of my water usage and my bathroom habits. The experience has already changed my thought process on ways to live in the world. We want to share the challenges we face as a couple living in a tiny space and the challenges of not being on the traditional grid.

“Real courage is risking something that might force you to rethink your thoughts and suffer change and stretch consciousness. Real courage is risking one’s clichés.” – Tom Robbins

We still have so much more to learn and are really enjoying meeting others and networking with those in the tiny home community. Feel free to email with any questions!