After hearing everybody else’s stories about building their own tiny houses I’ve been itching to jump in on it too. So, last spring my folks granted me permission to build a little structure on their farm.
Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten too far this summer (so far). But, my goal is to at least get the roof on and maybe a wall or 2 up before the snow flies.
The basic structure is 12 feet x 12 feet, built from a combination of salvaged and new building materials. Considering I might move the structure in the future (just around the property) I’m building it on 4×4 skids. But, to keep it from blowing over I’m planning to use some heavy duty “earth anchors” at each corner and chain the corners down. Not sure on the logistics of that yet.
So far the toughest challenge, apart from there not being electricity at the site, is dealing with warped and twisted boards. I’ve had to come up with many different ways to leverage a piece of lumber into position before attaching it into place.
I’ll keep you all posted as the work progresses.