Friday we placed a concrete pad for the Tiny House on our new land and this week we moved the house onto it’s new slab. The tiny house will be used as a guest house and is now connected to sewer (flushing toilet! hooray!)
We obscured the view of the gooseneck hitch with a dry-stacked CMU wall that can be disassembled when we want to move the tiny house. Shane will add a little shed roof over this masonry wall and it will be outdoor storage area and there will be a wall connecting the main house to this masonry wall.
The tiny house is an integral part of our new house design – we were able to make our new house smaller (only 1 BR 1 BA) because the tiny house will serve as a Guest House. It also blocks wind and creates an outdoor courtyard shielded from the adjacent road to the west.
In the photo above you can also see our hot water solar panels in place! These will heat our domestic hot water and radiant floors.
We ended up orienting the Tiny House with it’s entry facing away from the main house entry because the views were better from inside the tiny house – we wanted the full height windows in the Tiny House living room to look at the mountains to the east, not the road to the west. It’s more private inside the tiny house this way.
The tiny house is connected to water, sewer, and electric and we’ll be moving into it at the end of September while we finish the inside of our main house.