of course, someone had already thought about this so now I'm feeling better and not worried that someone will steal my tiny house. My favorite is the idea of using a bulldozer to have a boulder planted near the TH to make it hard for someone to move/take the tiny house. Also winching it (whatever that exactly means) sounds like a similar idea that might be less expensive b/c a bulldozer is not involved. I do like big rocks though so I think I'll incorporate that idea.
or better yet, these X-Chock Tire Locking Chocks for $75. to tide me over until I have a bulldozer for moving a boulder next to my tiny house!
I'd like to plant lilacs for privacy from the street and campground next door. Mom mentioned they might require some soil amendments since it's sandy soil. This article suggests they might do well in sandy soil as they roots don't like staying wet. And I could get some from nearby freeport!
Welzel does sell a few potted or balled plants at the nursery, at 347 Lunt Road in Freeport, but the nursery is not always staffed, so call ahead at 529-1511. The website is lilacs.com.
other lilac tips:
Be sure you have at least 8 inches of good, well-drained soil in full sun
Choosing a Syringa Vulgaris cultivar or a Syringa Hyancinthafolia will get you the most true Lilac scent.
found some nice-looking LED lighting on ikea.com. I'll have to check it out in person but I like it for now. thinking this nice firefly chandelier over living rm/office/entry area.
I also like this undercabinet LED lighting. I'll probably do open shelving uppers with these (or similar) underneath.
these solar LED lamps don't seem very powerful, but might be functional enough as occasional supplemental light. maybe up in the loft or in office area. I'll try to do mostly sconces though, don't want lamps to take up floor or flat surface real estate.
equal to the light emitted by a 15-watt incandescent bulb
Recharging time is 9-12 hours in sunlight, but over 12 hours on a cloudy day.
When the battery is fully charged, the product will light at full power for aprox. 3 hours.
love these outdoor (or indoor perhaps!) lights. look like edison bulbs but are LED.
$80 for a 15' strand of 10 bulbs.
I could wrap the living/office area in one strand and/or use these in the bathroom? much cooler looking than just strand LED lights which is what I was thinking of using in bathroom. I could hang these along (or between) the exposed beams in bathroom.
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!