Hello! Welcome back! Whew, it’s Wednesday already – can you believe it? Sorry for the absence the past few days. I took a trip out of town and then was playing catch up. You know how it goes, right?
Well, this is a short post but I had to make some comments on an article that was posted in the National Review. You can read the article here. The author pretty much takes a stab at tiny houses… and well, I have some comments about this.
Hello and welcome back! Did you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday? Mine was good. I was able to go back to the Pacific Northwest and enjoy some time off. While I was gone, I left Blue – the cat – alone for 4 days. He did great with the new litter box. I think this is a solution for all the traveling I seem to be doing lately. =)
So it’s cyber Monday. Did you all get some crazy good deals? I caved the the Insta-pot deal and will have a new kitchen appliance in 2 days. ha! I think that’s pretty good as I’ve been looking for a replacement crockpot for awhile now as I wanted one with a “warm” function since mine is cheap and just goes from hot to hotter. This often means that I come home to mush instead of chicken soup – or whatever I was trying to make. I’ve heard good things about the Insta-pot so I’m hoping it lives up to the expectations as it’s an extremely expensive crockpot if not!
Other than the Insta-pot, which was an item I was looking for anyways, I didn’t do any post Thanksgiving shopping. I just don’t have space or need anything! Last year, I bought a bunch of house supplies/building materials after Thanksgiving to cash in on those deals (I think Home Depot has 10% off purchase or something like that) but now that I’m living in the house I don’t have a need to cave to consumerism. It’s quite a relief actually. So instead of hanging out at the malls last Friday we went for long hike in a state park and then visited a local brew pub. So I guess we did consume but it was local and edible. =)
So what deals did you all score this Thanksgiving?!?!
Hello! Happy Hump Daaaaay! You have to say it like the camel in the commercial. We’re almost a week away from Thanksgiving. Who’s excited?!?! I am, that’s for sure. I’ll explain next week why. =)
So this morning was a bit different for me. I slept in! I usually get up at 5:00 am, pack up and head to the gym. However, today – I just wasn’t feeling it. I teach a night class on Tuesdays which goes till 9:30 pm. You can do the math but getting up at 5 am means I usually try to go to bed around 9. I don’t fall asleep but try to at least be in bed around that time. Teaching a night class throws off my whole schedule because I’m awake from teaching and usually don’t go to bed until 10/11:00. I’m sure you were really looking forward to reading about my sleep schedule today but it does lead to my topic of discussion! =)
Welcome back! Did I keep you on the end of your seat waiting till today’s post? I hope not as that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to share a bit more about financing a tiny house.
Tiny houses, in general, range anywhere from $5,000 – $100,000 or more – depending upon size and amenities. The difference in price range is because an individual can build an all salvaged or recycled tiny house for as low as $5,000 with their own labor. This route would take quite awhile and most blogs I read on this topic, it took the individuals twice, if not more, time than they originally planned. Some other examples are here:
Happy Thursday! Woot, woot! We’re almost to the weekend again. =)
So today, I thought I’d tackle the budget question. When I first got my tiny house (I have a picture hanging on my office door) people would often stop and ask about it – which was my plan with the photo placement – and one of the most common questions I would get asked is, “how much did it cost?”.
Well, before I spill the beans, I need to explain the whole tiny house funding scenario.