Now that the initial infatuation with our Tiny House Project has dissipated and it’s starting to feel real, we’ve gotten busy planning. We quickly settled on the size — approx. 8′ × 24′ — and ordered the trailer. Ian took these dimensions and began work on the blueprints.
Designing the structure digitally is standard practice but having a full scale mock-up has given us a much better appreciation of the finer details. Over the last couple of weekends we’ve laid out the plans with tape on the floor for a full walk through. This exercise has giving us a great appreciation for the amount of space we’re actually working with and offers us the opportunity to ‘shave a few inches’ here, and ‘allow for a bit more room’ there.
Building a tiny home is a conscious exercise. The limited space makes you question what is necessary, what we want and what we can do without. Perhaps a life lesson too?