Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tiny House For Sale

The time has come for me to part ways with my tiny house. Below you will find a bunch of current pictures of the house with some explanations of various items. House was built from April to October 2009 and I lived in the house from November 2009 to May 2011. There is still some work that needs done to it, so I've STEEPLY discounting the house from what it's worth. I've described the condition in detail below. I'm also listing several items in the house separately. All items have been discounted from their purchase price based on condition and length of time used. If you are interest in the house, we can negotiate the other items you'd like to remain in the house based on what has not already sold.

Asking price for the house: $8,500
House price includes: Mailbox, Stairs, Doormats, Exterior Light Fixture, Convection Heater, Telescoping Ladder, Shower/Tub Fixtures, Stack-able Washer/Dryer Connections, Vent, Full Size Mattress, Blue Hanging Light Fixture, Boards for Trim (painted white), Air Conditioner, Leftover Paint

Pictures of House (hover over picture to pause show and see description):

Other items for sale -
Convection Heater: $35
Unfinished Counter-tops (4'x2' sanded finished boards) (2 avail): $15 each
Hanging Three Door Cabinet (1 avail): $65
Two Door/One Drawer Cabinet (1 avail): $70
Three Drawer Cabinets (3 avail): $75 each
Small Fridge/Freezer: $145
Microwave: $30
Craft Table: $40
World Market Chair (damaged by cats - retail price $300): $60
Free Standing Sink with Cabinet: $130
Nature's Head Composting Toilet: $770

Pictures of other items (hover over picture to pause show and see description):

Other disclaimers:
This house is being sold as is, without any warranties and without recourse. Title to trailer will convey with sale. Buyer is responsible for removal of trailer from property - seller will not deliver!

Electrical - There's one circuit in the house that is not being used because there's a problem of some kind with the wiring. More sophisticated electrical testing equipment was needed than what was available to properly identify the issue and correct it. Other electrical works in the house and is unaffected by the circuit. Problem was noticed when testing the electrical lines, the breaker was tripped every time the light switch was turned on next to the front door. Electric can be hooked up anywhere that a temporary power pole can be connected; could easily be connected through running a line from an existing building as well.

Plumbing - Entrance plumbing is set up through a simple hose connection. All plumbing connections (washer, sink, shower/tub, hot water heater) was done prior to completing interior walls. Plumbing lines were tested during construction and determined to be water-tight. Water was never connected however, during the time the house was occupied. Exit plumbing would need to be completed - planned on creating a simple gray water drainage system for sink, washer and tub; most of the supplies needed are already in the house. The sink still requires assembly as well.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The house has moved and so have I!

These are the updated pictures of my little house. So much has happened these last couple of weeks and unfortunately I haven't been very good about updating the blog. Two Saturdays ago I was so blessed to have many men come out to prep the land to move my house. They cut down five trees, made repairs to the road, chopped down a lot of brush and laid the "foundation" for my house. Then a wonderful friend from church picked up my house with his truck and moved it out to the farm.

I was a nervous wreck the whole day. By the grace of God, I got through it and my house was moved relatively without complication. The Lord's timing was perfect, as usual. We had an entire week before the move in which there was no rain and sunny warm weather, so the ground was dry and it was the perfect time to move. It was also cool enough for the men to do the hard work of chopping down the trees. What a blessing!

Supposedly some ladies took pictures of the moving, but I haven't gotten copies yet. My camera was trapped in a room with a sleeping baby, so I didn't get pictures of the historic move. So, for now you'll have to settle for the pre-move pictures.

This last weekend, the cats and I packed up and actually moved into the little house. I haven't had a chance yet to take pictures of us in the house, but I'm hoping to soon, hopefully this week!

I've now spent three nights in the little house. It has already been an adventure. As a city girl moving to the country for the first time, there's a lot to get used to! The first night I kept waking up because I think hogs were running into my house during the night. Anytime there's a sudden movement either inside or outside, the whole trailer shakes. So I think the hogs just ran into it and it shook and woke me up. Either that or I was just imagining things, which is entirely possible, but hogs running into the trailer definately makes for a better story!

Then next night, my littlest cat, Bella, decided to practice getting up to the loft and getting down several times while I was trying to fall asleep. She was making so much noise I decided finally to turn on a light to see what in the world she was doing. I had done two things to give the cats the opportunity to get up to the loft with me. First, I placed a two by four along the wall with one end leaned up against the loft edge and the other down on the wheel well cover so the could walk up and down. Then I set up the folding table under the edge of the loft and put a folding chair on top of it so they could jump up.

Apparently, Bella didn't really like those options, so instead she decided to climb the ladder just like me. One leg at a time, all the way up the ladder. I can't even begin to describe how cute and silly she looked doing this! I've already been asked to video tape it and put it on You Tube. I will do my best to do so. To get down she was kind of afraid of jumping at first, so she was dragging her claws down the two by four as she slide down. She doesn't do this anymore because she's been watching Diesel jump down and figured out that she could do that as well.

Last night, we had out first rain storm since moving in the house. I woke up at 4am with the wind blowing really hard. I shut the windows and Bella and I snuggled and listened to the rain pound against the metal roof litterally inches from my head. It sounded like a hurricaine! I guess that's just another sound I'm going to have to get used to!

Thanks for tuning in. I'm certain there will be many more adventures, interesting stories and hilarious tales to come! Oh and pictures, 'cause I'm pretty sure some people are about to take me out if I don't start posting more pictures! :)

Have a blessed week!

Painting the Little House

Friday, August 14, 2009