The sometimes tough side of building your own tiny house, as told by Pix:
Oh, I know, no one likes to read about the unpleasant. If you’re such a person, you can forego this blog post altogether. But it’s not easy to make something you’ve never made before, with little time, money, or gumption. People say anyone can build a tiny house, and in theory I believe that is true. In practice, however, you must have very hearty helpings of resourcefulness, inner drive, friends or family with skills and time, or plenty of cash. With a deficiency in any one of these areas, your tiny house project may be floundering excruciatingly like my own. Don’t flippantly decide to build your own house; You might find yourself suffocated by its weight.
Pix is building a tiny house and will use a wood stove for some of her heating. She’s chosen a tiny stove from Salamander Stoves.
“It weighs only maybe 40 lbs and sits upon its own cast iron base. It has a dial on the side for airflow and the whole thing is enameled a deep dynamic blue-teal color. (See pics below of course.) It’s truly the tiniest stove I think you can get for human use. I went to our wood pile and picked out the smallest pieces I could. They didn’t fit. Actually only twigs were small enough, or if I had had some round butts.”
Read more about Ye Olde Pipsqueak at Casita Bella.
It’s exciting to see a tiny house I drew the plans for come to life. Pix is doing a great job.
“The house is 18-feet long, has big picture windows up front, a 2×6 floor, and a shallower pitched roof for bit more head room in the loft.”
Read more about Pix Building Herself a Tiny Home.