Tiny Home Tuesday: She’s heeeeere

Surprises abound last week. First, the Turdblaster (or Incinolet if you want to be proper. I don’t.) arrived on Thursday. When I ordered it at the end of September they were quoting a 6-7 week lead time, so I hadn’t planned on seeing this thing for a while yet. It was quite a surprise to get a shipping notification for an 80 pound package from a company I’d never heard of until I googled it and found that it was the parent company of Incinolet. It only took 4 weeks, yay! I had it delivered to the property since I thought it would be coming after I was already moved out there, but since it made it before the house did, it just got stuck in a storage barn to wait.

All 73 pounds of it

And it didn’t have to wait long, because the house was delivered the next day. This was a complete surprise to us… when they completed the build they were supposed to contact us to set up a delivery time. I don’t know what got miscommunicated or who forgot to do what, but the only notice we got of delivery was the driver calling my SO when he was about an hour away from the farm with the house. I sort of panicked, mostly because I don’t like surprises. I’m a big fan of itineraries, as anyone who’s traveled with me would definitely know. Honestly though it kind of worked out perfectly – I was already at the barn, both of the barn owners were home and available, the spot was ready… let’s do this.

here she comes!

It was definitely disorganized-feeling though, with the lack of communication. I didn’t know that there was a separate set-up crew that comes in later to level and block it and finish everything out. Basically the driver parked it, handed me an envelope with all the keys and paperwork, had me sign for it, and off he went. I was like, uh… what now? A phone call would have been great just so I knew what to expect. I did find out yesterday that the set-up crew is coming today, and they texted me last night with an estimated arrival time, so it’s fine, but Friday it was all very confusing. All’s well that ends well I guess (says the twitching INTJ).

parked in her spot!

Even though it’s not set and blocked, it’s plenty stable enough on it’s trailer to get in and poke around. Which of course is the first thing I did. Having thought about all the options we picked, changed our minds, second-guessed, changed our minds again… I had to see how everything actually turned out. That eye for design that my mom had, and many women seem to have, did not get passed on to me. I have a really hard time envisioning things in my head and how they’ll actually look/go together when it’s done. Putting a bunch of samples together on a table is nice but it really doesn’t help me picture how it’ll look in real life at all. I need a configurator tool for everything (thank you Mattes for understanding this).

Anyway, I was kind of nervous opening the door.

But… I really love it. I don’t think it looks TOO gray, partially thanks to that black backsplash that I impluse-switched to and then second guessed a hundred times. I think everything works well together without looking too much like all one color. I love the touch of black, and the stainless appliances. My totally bitchin’ deep stainless farm sink with fancy faucet was 100% worth the splurge, too. I’m definitely glad we opted for the upgraded painted cabinets instead of the wood grain, it looks a lot cleaner to me. All the windows we added make the inside look pretty bright and airy, too, even when it was overcast and had no lights turned on.

But you want to know the best part about the living room/kitchen area? Turn around and take a look out my living room windows.

Presto was fascinated by WTF I was doing in there

Um yes. Best view.

The bathroom is pretty standard, I think the only real upgrade we got in there was the rain shower head and the tile shower vs tub. Of course we have to remove the regular toilet and install the Incinolet, so that will look a bit different once we do that. The bedroom is literally that – a bed room. We have a California king so it will pretty much fill that whole room minus the walkway space toward the closet/back door. It’s nice to have a small walk-in closet though, something pretty unheard of in a house this small. I don’t have a ton of clothes left after my big purge so I won’t have any problem fitting my stuff into half of it. The loft space is really nice too, it’ll be perfect for storage and the cats’ litter robot, plus I have an awesome reading nook on the far side that I plan to make into a cozy little space.

Did already try to shove a giant bean bag up there. Needless to say it didn’t work.

The real icing on the cake, the shining feature of this house, is the back porch. It’s where we spent the most money in upgrades, not just adding the porch in the first place but also making it big and fully screened, with a fan and a tv jack. It’s basically like having a second living room, and it’s REALLY nice. I can’t freakin wait to sit out there on a cold morning with a blanket and some hot chocolate, looking out at the horses. I foresee myself spending a lot of time out there.

the porch (10′) is almost half the length of the house itself (26′)

I’m also pleased with the exterior colors and how they came together. Since we couldn’t agree on any roof color except galvalume, we picked a deeper gray exterior color to contrast. I think it looks good, and should help keep the house cooler. I also really like the black front door and can’t wait to get the horse door knocker on it that I got for my birthday last year. It’s the little things.

Once they come and finish the set-up today, there is a lot that has to happen in the next couple weeks. It kinda feels like we’ve been waitingwaitingwaiting and now bam – we’re off and running. The barn owners leave for Florida on the 7th, so basically we’ve got a couple weeks for it to be livable and have me and the dogs moved in. I already started buying a few things, measuring for a bunch of other things, and have appointments/quotes out for yet more things, but I’ll update on all that next week. For now – welcome to the farm, little house!

26 thoughts on “Tiny Home Tuesday: She’s heeeeere

  1. YAY! I’m so excited for you! And, the secret to interior design, is to just do it. We hired an interior designer when we renovated and it was the best thing we did bc I told her not to give me more than three choices for anything. But her advice is always to go with your gut. It’s YOUR house, there is no right or wrong way to do things. Sure, lots of bloggers and writers out there will say that pictures should be hung at a certain height, or certain colors don’t go together, but at the end of the day if it brings you joy and you love it, who gives a shit what anyone else thinks?!

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      1. AMANDA C, CAN YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME ? YOUR HOME IS SO VERY PERFECT. I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU SELECTED. HOWEVER, I WANT A ENTERTANMENT (LIVING) AREA SO I DO NOT HAVE TO SIT ON THE SOFA AND STARE AT MY KITCHEN. THE CLOSET IS AWESOME TOO. THE PORCHES ARE A MUST HAVE FOR SURE AND THE ADDED WINDOWS ARE JUST PERFECT. I WANT A PERMANET PLACE TO PUT MY HOME ON BUT NOTHING AFFORDABLE OR CODE ALLOWED IN MY AREA. MY FRIENDS RENTED A SPACE IN A RV TINY HOME COMMUNITY AND THEY LOVED IT. THEY WERE THERE THREE YEARS AND THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A INVESTOR WHO RAISED THE MONTHY RENT FROM $475 TO $650. THE FRIENDS THEY HAVE MADE ARE ALL LEAVING AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A PERMANET PLACE ALSO AGAIN. I COULD NOT IMAGINE YOU EVER FINDING A MORE BEAUTIFUL SITE TO LIVE.(WELL, MAYBE A POND VIEW WHILE YOUR DRINKING COFFEE ON THE PORCH). PIGPIE64@VERIZON.NET (GRANNY STELLA)

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  2. I looooooooooooooove it! You did a great job picking finishes. And I shall bequeath unto you a pro tip I wish I’d gotten when I got my stainless farm sink five years ago: belt buckles and metal jeans buttons will scratch it 😦 You can polish it out to a certain extent but not completely, mine is permanently scratched at two different people heights. Highly recommend keeping a fluffy kitchen towel around to throw over it when wearing “dangerous pants”!

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    1. Good to know! I almost never wear belts (and uh… these days I almost never wear jeans either LOL thanks covid WFH) but I will definitely keep that in mind and tell the SO too.

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  3. You opened the door and I said out loud “oh that’s so nice!” – and then I actually lol’d at the quiet “ponies” – congrats!!

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  4. I really like the colour scheme you chose. It’s clean and “quiet” without being boring and it is easy to just add a colourful accessory since pretty much everything goes with greys.
    When you posted the vid I could not believe how spacious it looks! Sure, that will change a bit once your furniture is moved in but still…my main problem with a lot of tiny house designs is the teeny bathroom and a loft area only high enough for one to crouch and crawl around in… so the design you chose is ticking all my boxes- in a positive way, I mean.
    The porch is a dream but I have to be honest: the best thing is the view.
    May I request more frequent TH updates? Once a week seems not enough for all that is going to happen in the next few weeks.
    I hope that’s not too nosy..

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  5. After seeing the finished product I could totally live in that. I normally hate tiny houses because of having the bed in a loft with a super steep ladder. I like this so much!

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  6. I have been stalking Mr Tiny for a loooong time.
    Great to hear the Real Thing lives up to his {ahem} hyperbole 😉
    Seeing your RR Tiny makes me want my own more than ever.
    My Plan is to attach it to my indoor, rent the “big” (1200sf) house & never have to trudge through Midwest snow to feed horses again.
    Thanks for sharing yours 😍

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  7. I can only imagine what it was like to see your house driving up the road! LOL That is the coolest picture.

    The back porch and the view – wow, this is convincing me.

    Beautiful inside & out! Congrats !!!

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  8. Beautiful!
    Is it possible to afford a life in a tiny house, land, and the sewer water electricity connection with a lousy credit score?
    What a dream!
    Love ❤️ love ❤️ it

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