what's to keep people from sidling up unannounced and stealing your tiny house? how do people leave on vacation for a few days without worrying someone could hook up the tiny house to their truck and take it away? where I intend to park is on a somewhat main road and they require wheels on the ground.
I have a feeling I will be looking at this photo a lot to better understand the framing process.
source: Pocket Shelter
good idea for a docking/charging station in the loft. I'd love to get some sort of stereo system wired throughout from the start too! of course I have no idea about stereo components other than that I want it to sound good, clear and loud.
source: Pocket Shelter
found some new tiny house blogs I'm looking forward to reading:
I wonder if I should get this WonderWash $39.90 (12" x 12" x 16", 7 pounds) and the nina soft spin dryer to use this summer prior to getting my tiny house built. and if I love how they work, maybe I'll use them instead of the washer/dryer combo (but I doubt it)--these seem like an ok solution for a few months but would prefer the washer dryer combo for the long run.
Nina soft spin dryer $145 (14 x 14 x 24 inches, 15 pounds)
apparently this can fit a couple pairs of jeans and maybe another shirt or two.
For $200 (total with the wonderwash) I wouldn't need to go to the laundromat this summer. The hardest part of washing hands by clothes is the wringing out, but this seems to take the place of hand wringing. and I could finish drying on the clothesline as needed.
I like it!
even less desirable alternative: Best Hand Clothes Wringer $159.39
I'm excited to find a dealer that is close-by and they also do custom work too!
I need to learn sketchup as I don't know if I will buy autocad when I leave my architecture job and move to maine--sketchup advanced version is super cheap compared to autocad. This is a link that tinyhousebuild.com recommends:
all the Tiny Housers seem to design for these restrictions: maximum road width is 8'-6" and maximum height is 13'-6". if you go over those dimensions you need a permit.''
but in colorado the legal height max is 13'.
thinking about my water systems at my intended summer location. the municipal water available there is gross--very brown from what I recall and even with the filters used in my mom's cottage it is still not good to drink. but there is water available down the street at the state park which I think is decent/good so I could refill a water jug there to use for drinking & cooking. I wonder if a basic showerhead filter would be sufficient for filtering the shower water. seems like I might need to change the filters weekly, and I'm not sure how I could check for this to plan it in advance. I guess I could plan for a showerhead filter and if that doesn't work well maybe develop a better filtration system at that point? I want to get started building soon so this might be one shortcut I need to take and hopefully will not regret in the future. good news is the water at my intended winter location (which I may only be at for one or two winters max) is amazing and clear and delicious.
I guess I need to include a space for a big water jug in my design.
still no good plan for how to handle wastewater. I wonder if my best bet would be to tie into the septic systems at both locations, but that is really not a good