Why Tiny

Danger!

Wes!

Mommydactyl  here 🙂
I’ve had a lot of people ask me- “Why are you building a tiny house? Why not buy an RV?” I have a few answers for these questions. First, I am a lover of things beautiful and functional. An RV can be quite functional, but the RV’s that fall within our budget are at best unattractive and at worst hideous. And even a sparkling new fancy RV with all the trimmings is still boxy and, shall we say, commercial looking. I have a bit of a gypsy flare to my aesthetic, albeit a clean modern gypsy, and I want the space that I am living in to reflect that.

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Oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh, It’s Trailer Time!

Well- we took the leap…we bought our tiny house trailer a few days ago. We shopped around a bit- first we went to the local trailer yard and they had an 8×20 with a wooden deck above wheel. The salesman was nice but a bit used-car dealer-ish and they had financing available at a decent rate, which we qualified for, but we wanted to see what else was out there. So we drove an hour away to Ronco Trailers in Vista, CA. The owner was super cool and had dealt with tiny house builders before- in fact, they have a trailer which they market specifically for that purpose! No deck, welded onsite with 16 welded brackets per side. And it was a few hundred less than the other place. No financing, but that’s okay- we sold one of our cars because we need a truck and so were able to buy it outright. Continue reading

Floor Plans and Tiny Living

Although we are planning on eventually having other structures to branch our living space out into, our tiny house trailer will be our only living space for anywhere from 1-6 months.  For this reason, we are putting a lot of effort into having it be as useful as possible for our family of five.  “Five?” you say…Well, yes.  We have a 14 year old, an 11 year old, a three year old, and us adult-type peoples.  We also have one dwarf hamster, and DD wants a cat.  I’m not sold on that one yet. Continue reading

You May Say I’m a Dreamer

Greetings all! This is a V-Blog dedicated to the adventures of our family as we travel on the road to bliss! It is a spin-off of Mama Nandi’s blog, BlissfulMama.wordpress.com, where she posts recipes, reviews, natural living and health information, and muses on life as a Mother, artist, healer, and wannabe Blissful Goddess. This particular site started one abnormally rainy day in August, after realizing we needed help making our dreams a reality. Continue reading