Thursday, January 7, 2016

winter break/setback

We have been less than productive the end of 2015.   The holidays kept us away from our little piece of heaven and then a speedbump in the road.  The person financing my build had a setback in their finances so the building purchase/delivery is on hold!  But that's not going to stop us.  I'm trading services with a friend who works in construction.  I'm saving my pennies to buy lumber as needed and we'll tackle my husbands building as soon as possible.
For those that may not know what we're doing, we're building 2-3 tiny houses linked together with greenhouse walkways.  I like the idea of tiny houses, but I'm not really ready to commit to downsizing THAT much when I've got 2 large dogs, a husband, a son AND myself.  I really like the idea of having more than one tiny house. That way if someone needs a break or their own space as they grow up, they've got their own tiny home.

My husband and I also couldn't decide on what type of building to build.  Cobb, Straw light clay, traditional?  This way we can have it all.  
My husbands cottage will be traditional framing with straw light clay as our walls.  Our good friend Melvin can frame that structure in very little time as soon as we have purchased the materials. 

Building on a shoestring budget is difficult but not impossible!  Reclaimed materials, leftovers from construction sites and piecing bits together doesn't scare me.