I've fallen off the tiny house wagon these past two weeks. The trailer remains half-stabilized, without the addition of decking or a subfloor. But I've been building something else: MY MASSAGE PRACTICE IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! Opening my own business is it's own kind of adventure, and I've enjoyed every minute of it.
But I'm really enjoying balancing out my time again to focus on little miss Luna. My new schedule is like this:
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesday mornings: Tiny House Life!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Driftless Market (now part time in the deli, making soups & salads & yummy things! YEAAH!)
Thursdays, Fridays: Wild Sanctuary Massage, in the office (& writers group! can't forget writer's group :-)
Saturdays: Wild Sanctuary Massage, by appointment
As long as I can keep to a good rhythm and make sure I use downtime time to rest and reconnect, I think this should work out just smashingly :-) And I love how it all fits together -- all proceeds from my massage practice are going towards my tiny house project. So schedule a massage today!
Yesterday, I did a bunch of research on trucks. I've never owned a vehicle, and know nothing about how they work. My parents offered to sell me their Chevy Silverado, and I wanted to see how crazy it would be to replace the engine and transmission and turn it into a diesel (I want my truck to be veggie oil powered). Turns out their truck wouldn't be able to pull my tiny house, anyways, so now I'll be keeping an eye out for a diesel 3/4 ton (extra heavy duty) truck. Holler if you see one!
Next Sunday, the 14th, my mom and I are going to work on rearranging the barn and bringing the trailer inside. I'd decided to build outdoors until I realized that fall and winter are like, real things -- you know? Pumpkin Pie Lattes and this early autumn weather kind of kicked me in the brain. I've also rearranged my build schedule to accommodate more Polar Vortexes and winter travel to warmer places.
September: Decking & Subfloor
October: Finish ^ & start on Walls
November: Finish walls, start on Roof
December: Finish exterior
January & February: Stop, wintertime!
March: Wiring & Plumbing
April: Insulation & interior
May: More Interior (BUY TRUCK!)
June: Time Overflow
July: Time Overflow/FINISH!
I've also been running into quite a few folks in the area who are super interested in tiny houses. I'm thinking about setting up a one-time TINY HOUSE FANS meet up group at Steve's Pizza or the coffee shop some Friday or Saturday night to geek out about tiny houses and share their dreams and questions. Let me know if that's something you'd be interested in! If it happens and people want more, we can always make it a once-a-month thing, too.
Thanks for reading! Please share, comment, muse out loud <3 I love turning this journey into a discussion and dreaming out-loud.
I believe you become a healthier person
-- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually --
the moment you start living the way you believe you should,
whatever that may be." - Mark Boyle