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Old 12-23-2019, 06:54 AM   #1
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So I知 going to start this off with a bang! I had this little apartment right? No thanks. I had a lot of nice stuff, I built all my own furniture, had a ton of just.....THINGS. I don稚 care about things. So I sold EVERYTHING. I mean everything except my clothes, guns, and tools. Moved in with my gf full time in a little town called Pleasant Hope. Then, I found 11 acres in Pleasant Hope. SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING?
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Before all of this, and I mean before everything, before I even got out of the army in 2011, I have always wanted a Tiny House. I致e been obsessed with them. The ones on wheels, not on wheels, tiny homes in the woods, tiny homes in Alaska, tiny homes in the desert, all of them! I think they池e all cool. SO I said screw it I知 going to build one on this land I bought. So I started building one in February of 2018. There was snow on the ground. I carried a case of miller lite and a chainsaw into the middle of the woods and said 的 want to build a house right here! and so I started cutting. Then I壇 take a swig of miller lite. Then I壇 cut some more. Then I went home and hand drew what I wanted my home to look like. It had one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living room. And this is where it all began. I took most of that money from selling all that stuff and bought enough lumber to build a 28ftx10ft tiny house frame. I didn稚 have a driveway when I did this and the field was so muddy that I had to carry all this lumber to my building site back into the woods by hand. It took me 2 days of packing lumber into the woods. Then half a day to make a little shelter for my tools.
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So then my buddy comes out with his tractor with an auger attachment and we dig the holes and build the frame. I知 committed now. Then he leaves. And I frame this entire building by myself from the ground, to the roof.
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Time goes on and I work on it as much as I possibly can. Doing things here and there. One day me and Whitney (the better half of me) are having one hell of a conversation. We decide to make this OUR HOME instead of just my home. How cool is that? BOMB DROP! This amazing woman has 3 children. ALL GIRLS. Yes I said THREE. So the house is too small. Time to add on. This is when the name for the home was adopted. THE BIG tiny.
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So it痴 back to the ground work. I then (with my case of miller lite in hand) draw up some plans and add yet another building to the small building. 25ftx12 wide. To add another bathroom, three rooms, laundry room, and another living room. Wait what? How did you fit all that in that space? That is a normal question I am asked. So I知 going to go ahead and give some specs. My county not regulated by building codes. The only thing my county regulates is septic systems.
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850 sqft
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
1 kitchen
2 small living areas
1 laundry room
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3 of the bedrooms are lofts, one is on the main floor.
The only people that will work on this other than me are the guy that hauls gravel for my driveway, well driller, and septic guy.
We are going to for rustic modern I think?
Using a lot of reclaim and also new material.

Im gonna be quiet and post some pictures. Everyone loves pictures.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:58 AM   #2
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Then I moved onto framing the walls



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Then continuing to sheathing and roof



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Like the women get prettier or do they just look that way?


Keep on posting.
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Like the women get prettier or do they just look that way?


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They were just born that way! LOL


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After the roofing I was able to rent a bobcat and cut in my drive. No I知 not an excavation guy, but I think I pulled it off.



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Great , I have built them so far off the grid, that a tractor could not get there, Had a 2 gorilla augur to drill the holes for the footings.

2 Gorillas, me and a buddy. Both over 6', 250- 285 lb.

A lot of fun to do, and good for the mind too.


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After the driveway I got some interior work done. Here痴 some random pictures. Hand built the windows. Used an old French door to make big windows up top.. random framing/blocking etc etc


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This is around the time we decided to combine homes and I was like 登h crap back to the drawing board


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Love it.

Beer is fine until the straightest cut is on your thumb.
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Love it.

Beer is fine until the straightest cut is on your thumb.
Or across your thigh, where the saw got wild.


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Continuation of the add on and starting interior framing of add on


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I see you've started to branch out from Miller Lite.
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And onto some random progress pictures



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Finishing the girls rooms. All that痴 left do do is trim, some caulking and touch up painting. Yes the girls chose their own paint colors



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