Designing and Building a Tiny House, and Everything In Between. 

Ribbons, Sails 

& Dandelion Fluff

May 2020 –

Building a Shelter

Steel Frames & Cladding

Apr 20 – Jul 19

Doors & Windows

The Beginnings of a ‘Tiny’ Project

Apr 19 – Aug 17

Succulents & Raspberries;

A First Foray into Gardening.

Oct 17 – Apr 15

My home will measure at 6 metres long, and 2.4 metres wide, hence the name.

In other words, I am building a Tiny House on Wheels

(That is, one of these bad boys below.)

Essentially it’s just a very small house, a wee dwelling, a humble abode. Not quite a caravan. There are many reasons people choose to build such a home, but for me, I desired a shelter that encouraged me to get out and about in the world but promised comfort and hot tea at the end of a long day. 

‘When they got home, the Rat made a bright fire in the parlour, and planted the Mole in an armchair in front of it, having fetched down a dressing-gown and slippers for him, and told him river stories till supper-time.’

~ The The Wind in the Willows

The Project

A most warm welcome to my very tiny corner of the internet!

It may not be the busiest or most thrilling corner on the block but be assured it’s where all the home-spun kids hang out. Well, maybe not quite. This site will be the place where I track my progress as I build my very own home. Experience? Before this, incredibly minimal. Let’s just say this has been, and will continue to be, a huge learning curve.  

From the get go, this project was to be broken into three stages:

 

  • Design and House Plan
  • Building the Structure
  • The Interior

As of January 2020, Stage Two is complete and I venture into new territory as the house moves worksite, and I commence the next phase without the assistance of my co-maker, Chris, who paves ahead with his own furniture business, Bowers Timberworks.

Blogging: The Journey & Beyond

Why blog?

I wanted to capture the small things, those moments of learning or difficulty which are often forgotten once all is done and dusted and you are finally standing in the glory of your completed home.

So how did a young-(ish) gal from the suburbs of Melbourne decide that building a tiny home was a good idea? Well for those of you eager to sink your teeth into a sweeping story of travel & coriander seeds, Visual Merchandising & filing, a ‘tiny’ dream and so much more, this page is for you.

NEVER ENDING TALES ARE MY JAM

The home itself may be a work in progress, but here you will find final hand sketches of the exterior and interior of my tiny home. These should help paint the picture of the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of everything!

LEAD ON

Now that we are acquainted, please do make yourself at home! This will take you to the ‘offical’ homepage, the place which will keep you up-to-date with all the latest progress.

TAKE ME HOME

The complete journey, all the way back to beginning when this was actually a gardening blog. Yep, I was keen.

I’VE GOT ALL DAY

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