Well… (I can’t seem to find another way to start a blog entry) Good morning!
We’re wrapping stuff up on the Tiny House. And we have an interview with a news crew on Wednesday, so that’s exciting.
I had a big shopping day on Wednesday and got all the rest of the little finishing touches: a ceiling fan, a futon mattress for the couch, a shower curtain, hanging rods for the closet curtain and shower curtain, the final light fixture components, and light bulbs! Our plumber was out yesterday connecting all the plumbing for our kitchen sink, bathroom sink, propane cooktop, and propane wall heater / furnace.
Also, Shane got the wood flooring installed:
We picked up some Formica laminate for $10 that will do until we can splurge for stainless steel countertops:
I picked up a very small fan from Home Depot. It’s so cute and funny how small it is! But when it was installed, it doesn’t look that small anymore!
you can see one of the custom galvanized pipe light fixtures in the above photo. I still need to get some close-ups of these. They look pretty cool! But actually not cheaper than buying light fixtures (from Ikea / China).
Here’s the fan in action:
The shower is a marvel of plumbing. A tub/shower faucet converted to supply water to a sink and shower.
Shane also got all the electrical up and working. So glad nothing had gone wrong with the wiring in the walls… that would have been a bummer. Here’s a pictures with our porch light all lit up:
Just a few finishing touches left. Along with my day job, selling stuff on craigslist, packing up our house to donate stuff we don’t want and put some furniture in storage, we’re plenty busy. But feeling good about it. I just paid the utility bills here at the 1,200 sf house that we rent, and it was over $130 for a month of not using any heat… Will be so nice to cut that down!
I had an exciting realization yesterday as I was leaving our big house and locking the door: “oh we won’t have this key anymore… my key chain will be so empty. oh wait, we’ll have our own keys… to our own house!” Awesome.
Hope everyone is well. We’re planning to take the house out for a drive and a photo shoot tomorrow! We will attempt to do a video, but unfortunately, that is where my technical skills end.