My goal with building the tiny house was…to learn how to build. Let’s face it, at 68 years of age, there are few job opportunities. But, if I understood construction, I could buy land, build a house, sell it and never go hungry.
Adrian and Luis were trim carpenters working on John's (husband) town homes. Winter was approaching and construction jobs were getting scarce. I saw the quality of their work first hand and knew they were the guys to help me reach my goal. I made them a deal: (1) teach me to build. (2) work for me when you don't have other jobs. This was a perfect arrangement. They always had work and were great teachers. In fact, they let me try things that were way over my skill level. But, their confidence in me erased my fears. Because of their attention to detail and high skill level, our tiny house has customized perfection. Sharing this experience with them, made building the tiny house fun.
We started building November 16, 2014. We'll finish around the end of February, 2015. Building has taken a little more than three months. McCoy's Lumber has been my source of much of my building supplies. When I walk through the door, everyone greets me as the Tiny House Lady.