Tiny House Build

I build my own 200 sq. ft. tiny house!

The Project and Goal

In 2014, I decided that I was going to build my own 200 sq. ft. tiny house. Here I have laid out a photograph based breakdown of the tiny house build and how things have gone after moving into the house. You can also learn more about my experience as a tiny house owner and builder at The Whimsy Reader!

Pre-Commitment Photos

July – August 2013

When contemplating if I wanted to build and live in a tiny house, I took steps to see what I would be getting myself into – literally. I drew up an accurate (mostly) caulk outline of the house layout. This helped me see a clearer view of the living space available. After this, a drawing iPad app was used to make an ideal design and layout sketch based on what my boyfriend, Eddie, and I wanted in our home.

Early-Build Photos

February – March 2014

The build began in February, soon after my Tumbleweed Tiny House Trailer was delivered in Manor, Texas. The crew of three, my father, my boyfriend and myself, managed to have all four walls and the roof up in a mater of two months.

Mid-Build Photos

April – June 2014

We already had the windows in and it had only been two and a half months since we started building! Still, much work was left to do so I quickly moved on to painting the trim. Next, after taking a break in the attic, Eddie and I got right to staining all the siding before installing it.

Late-Build Photos

July – September 2014

Seeing the flooring installed and the lights turned on made this project really come to life for me. It looked more and more like a home each day. Once the insulation and interior walls were installed, it was all over. I was completely in love with my home I had built.

On another note, spiders, scorpions, and snakes, oh my! You can see more of the creatures we had to deal with on the next page of photos. If you would rather not see them, then feel free to keep scrolling on by.

Video Tour

January 2015

After moving in, Tiny House Giant Journey visited our area and made a video tour of our tiny house!

Post Move-In Photos

April 2015

Months later, we organized a tad more and settled in properly.  We had a few items that still needed work and have slowly gotten more items updated in our house. Now I’ve been living in my tiny house with my husband and my dog since September of 2014 and still love it.

Thank you for viewing my project page for my tiny house build!

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