Well, we’re pretty much all set up at our new tiny house site in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The new site is such a huge improvement over our last site. We had neighbors on both sides in Prescott, and when your house is small it’s nice to be able to go outside and not be super close to the neighbors.
I thought I would share some more photos and a video from the move, as well as share photos of our new site.
Here’s a video of the Tiny House driving down the road:
We wish we would have fastened a chair on the back deck for the drive… and Shane had the idea of putting a dummy or mannequin sitting in it. That would have been hilarious! Or even a little stuffed cat curled up on the chair…. I think we got enough funny looks as it was, that might have caused an accident…
Driving under a freeway in Albuquerque.
Driving toward Santa Fe nearing the end of a long day on the road.
Pulling up the driveway into our new house site! This was the worst part of road on the entire drive and Shane’s truck did great in 4WD.
We got a dump truck full of gravel on Tuesday and unloaded that at our site to create a gravel path and patio. So awesome because the gravel was free – haul off from a job of Shane’s in Santa Fe.
The house in place at our new site outside of Santa Fe.
We took care to keep most of the natural landscape (rabbitbrush and chollas) and then we added a gravel patio and path, as well as some rock edging. Our cars are parked about 150 feet away, which is nice actually, having open landscaped space all around the house.
There was a lot of infrastructure work to be done prior to moving the house here: water, power, and graywater drainage. we don’t have sewer (incinerating toilet) and that is great, because hooking up a sewer line would have been a lot of work. You can read more about the infrastructure in a previous post here.
We did a family portrait for Christopher and Merete’s project Tiny: The Movie and here are some shots from that:
Family portrait: Take 1
Family Portrait: Take 2
Family Portrait: Take 3
Hope all is well with everyone! I am working on drafting our plans and will make those available for sale on our site. We’ll also try to put together an open house soon for folks in the area.
allez, au revoir,