Category Archives: Planning

Starting Pocket Neighborhoods

It’s been an interesting experience so far from building a tiny house to seeing the foundations of modern architecture to understanding how developers evaluate risks. At this point, I still think tiny houses are cool. Is anyone going to be … Continue reading

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Tiny House Moving Issue

I heard back from the buyer. To quote her comment: Hi Louis, I made it – round trip – 75 hours – 2900 miles – $850 gas. Top speed 60 mph for about 10 minutes once (radical sway) average 45 … Continue reading

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Second Chance Offer And Tax Answer

I’ve relisted the tiny house on eBay… this time with no reserve. It looks like in the 12 or so hours since I listed it, it already has 20 bids up to $1,575. If you recall, there were a total … Continue reading

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Tiny House Contract

The buyer I had lined up fell through. During the process I drew up a bill of sale based on a few samples I found online. I’m posting it here for anyone else to use as a template. Of course … Continue reading

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Earthbag House In Austin

Over the weekend, I went and attended the Earthbag House open house here in Austin. The builders have been working on it since December 2008. They have the exterior finished and will be working on the rammed earth floor next. … Continue reading

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Tiny House Wall Framing Sketchup

Here’s a screen shot of the progress I’ve made on the Sketchup. You’ll notice I have spare lumber pieces next to the house. I found it easier to copy and paste boards that were already oriented the way I want … Continue reading

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Tiny House Sketchup Drawing

Michael Janzen at Tiny House Design has posted an extremely useful series on how to draw a tiny house in SketchUp. In part one, he posted his base trailer file in a comment. The trailer he used is a 20 … Continue reading

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Tiny House as Investment Property

Most of the activity in the tiny house market seems to revolve around individuals building their own to live in personally. The original reason I began building the tiny house was that a friend and I couldn’t get qualified for … Continue reading

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Interior Framing

Now that the outside trim is almost done, I’ve begun work on the interior. Here’s a drawing of what I’m working with: If you notice the top right is the bathroom. That double circle is the toilet. The space in … Continue reading

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Completing The Subflooring

Here are some pictures from the work I did installing the subfloor. In The Small House Book by Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Houses, he says to put metal flashing under the subfloor. In then in a recent video of building … Continue reading

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