Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Tiny House

It has taken a while to get around to posting about the new house.  I will start with pictures from her arrival.  My Elm arrived on February 18th, 2015.  And then it became "hurry up and wait"!  Wait for the bed to arrive, wait for the mobile home park to open another sewer access.  I couldn't find a 30/50 Amp adapter ANYWHERE on north Whidbey - ended up having to go to Mount Vernon for one!

I like to call the picture above "Mother and Daughter".  Isn't that the cutest screen door?  The following pictures were all taken on arrival day.

Here are James and Mike from Tumbleweed.  They did a great job getting her safely from Colorado to Washington!

The Kitchen all shiny and new.

 I had a custom barn door put on my closet since my Murphy bed would be going in along this wall.  A good thing, too!  As you'll see later, it's a tight fit!

I did not opt for the heat pump offered by Tumbleweed - I dislike the noise and the air blowing on me.  Instead, I asked Tumbleweed to install what I have been using for the last five years in my other house - an Envi convection wall heater.  Silent, efficient and small.  You can see it below the window.

Looking towards the front door.  Nice and bright.
 On February 20th, the bed arrived!!

Assembling the large pieces of the Murphy bed.  I had it custom made by Organized Spaces in Seattle.  Two great guys came out to install it.

It took nearly 6 hours to for the guys to put that baby together!

My office/kitchen table folds down for use and up for sleeping or when I just want more space.

This is how it looks with the bed open (this was taken in
 May).  Stormy likes the bed, too!

Here are the nice fellows who worked so hard installing my bed.  Thanks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Terrible Loss

It has taken me a couple of weeks to find the desire to write this post.  Rosebud died on Monday, January 26th, 2015.  He was my best bud, classroom assistant, copilot, and hike leader for nearly 14 years. 

Rosie's good buddy, Cosmo, shown with Rosie above, disappeared from his yard one week after Rosie's death.  He was found four days later, dead, on the roadside near home.  I simply can't believe that BOTH of these incredible dogs are gone.  I am heartbroken.  My new house arrived today, but I felt that I couldn't write about it until I had posted this.  Tomorrow.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Merry Christmas - Already?

I can't believe it's December!  Seems like the year has flown by.  We will be having some big changes in January - my new Tumbleweed house should arrive then!  Yes, I am having a new home built.  It will be an Elm Overlook 20 - which will give me 2 more linear feet and allow me to have a  Murphy bed downstairs.  WHOOHOO!  I have been "redesigning" my tiny house in my head since I first moved in - what works and what doesn't; what I need and what I don't need; etc.  I think I finally came up with a pretty good design.  The folks at Tumbleweed Tiny House Company worked with me to make adjustments to one of their standard designs (a descendant of my Lusby) and they are building my new home in Colorado right now!  I've also been working with Organized Spaces, a Seattle Murphy Bed company, to design a horizontal twin bed with a fold down desk. 

Once I get the new house and get moved in, I will get THIS one all spiffed up and ready to sell.  It will be tough to let her go - I think you get more attached to these small homes because they are such intimate spaces; tweaked and inhabited on a very individual scale.  One great thing about having a tiny house on a big mobile home lot, is that there is plenty of room for BOTH houses, so I can have my "For Sale" house right nextdoor!  I will be posting pics of the new place once it arrives - both before and after I move in!

Happy Holidays to all!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Time and More Inside the House

Here's a bit more inside the house.  I'm not much of a videographer, but I think it's better than just photos. 

Summer here on Whidbey Island.  Lots of festivals and activities.  We've had some very warm days, but the house stays cool with the right window venting and shades.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Good Bye, Jack

My tiny home lost one of it's members yesterday.  I realized that my sweet cat, Jack, had been living in pain for some time and it was time to release him.  The receptionist and vet, Dr. Anderson, were both very empathetic and kind.  I held Jack in my lap as he slipped away.  I shed a lot of tears yesterday, but am better today.  The house feels different; not quite itself.  

Jumping Jack Flash 1998-2014

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Spirit 2013

I had a lovely chat with Debby Richman from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company today.  Great things are happening in the world of tiny houses!  Let's hope 2014 is a banner year.  Anyway, we talked about blogs and I was reminded that I haven't posted in quite a while. So, I'm posting some pictures in the spirit of the season!
I did not want to move any of my wall art for my Christmas tree wall hanging, so up to the ceiling it went and I think it looks pretty cute there!

The cute little stuffed kitty peeking out was a gift from little buddy, JP in Brookings.  Love ya, Bud
I think my tiny house is at it's best during the holidays.  People often tell me that it looks like a house in one of those miniature Christmas villages.  I don't get as much traffic here in the mobile home park, but we still believe in dressing things up!

Merry Christmas and a Blessed, Prosperous New Year to you and yours!