And so it begins, not with a bang but with a flurry of design...
Our build is underway at last, we've signed the letter of agreement with our amazing builder, Michael Pearce of Carbon Vudu! Wednesday we went shopping and got the "belly board" metal for the underneath of the trailer's floor, like the bottom shell of a tortoise.
It's hard to define when a build begins. There's the obvious point when the first piece of material is attached to the trailer, but in our case many months of design and materials sourcing preceded that point. And there have been many important moments in the project -- getting the trailer, buying windows and doors, finding our builder.
In our case, our design has reached the final stage and we're ready to build, starting with the floor of course! We're calling this the start of our build since it's the first structural materials purchase (besides the trailer of course!), starting the process of turning the design into reality. It's a big moment for our little project, and it gives us pause.
We would never have made it this far without the help and support of friends, relatives, and new friends we've made in the many businesspeople we deal with and the many places we've stayed along the way. With very few exceptions we've been treated fairly and even more, with friendship and kindness, by the people who are helping us realize our dream.
We're grateful every day for your assistance, as they say it takes a village to build a tiny house. Thank you all, and we’re off!