In the three years that I have been planning our tiny house, micro living has come a long way. There were only four builders on the internet the first time I searched for a potential design for my small family. Houses came in a small verity of shapes and sizes, pioneers in the building world where just starting to get used to this micro living idea. In three short years, the variety in tiny living has expanded to a huge selection of floor plans, lengths, custom trailers, and countless tiny home builders with the expertise and skills specific to micro homes. Any and every aspect of tiny homes can be researched via an article or video tutorial on YouTube. We are endlessly grateful for these resources and the community of people that it has brought together.
In our design process we decided to enlist the professional help of Shelter Wise LLC to create our building documents. Shelter Wise offers a variety of tiny home consulting services to aid in your project completion. Anything from a phone call, to onsite visits, to the whole shebang, they do it all. Visit them at http://www.shelterwise.com/. The building documents we will receive after the month or two of back and forth with the builder will give us all of the information we need to take the next step in making our dream home real. We can show these professional documents to the credit union who has expressed interest in funding our build and potentially order our shell this year. We can calculate material costs and labor from these documents and take bids. It's like they're printing an instruction book for this mission and I couldn't be happier. I have the utmost confidence in the builders at Shelter Wise and know that our tiny home will be safe and stable for many years to come. We're two consultations in and waiting for our first draft design after the contract is sent off.
We have chosen to do a modified version of the Shelter Wise Cider Box design and are placing it on a new, triple axel, 26ft trailer. This trailer is safest for the size of mobile structure we intend to erect. Once the plans, documents, etc. are finished we should be able to present the plans to a local credit union who has expressed interest in funding our project. If all goes well we will then put in our order to have Shelter Wise start the construction of our shell! If the credit union chooses not to finance our build we will start taking bids from local builders to help us construct the shell here. Taking big steps in the right direction this year. Thanks for reading!