If you have been following our tiny house journey or are at all close friends with us…you know that this tiny house build has been a long time coming!
Though, in retrospect…I have to say, for two amateurs that recently became parents and have traveled a bit in the last 2 years(and dont get me started on our battle with the weather!)…I would say we are doing pretty good.
With that said, we have not completed this project as soon as we would have hoped but with that comes reality! For anyone curious in building tiny or honestly, building any building at all – designing and gathering all the needed material takes a lonnnng time.
There were months spend simply designing the floor plan and layout, having to dig deep to truly decide what could we live without and what was essential in our tiny house design. We had a space significantly smaller(yes, by choice) then most houses yet we needed to include all the same components any other house has!
A kitchen, bathroom, sleeping space + whatever other space is truly important to us. That means a structure, plumbing, electrical, propane, appliances, etc.,
Talk about a lot of decision making before you could even think of swinging a hammer!
So in short, thank God the design phase is over, the structure is built, and we FINALLY have a rough-in plumbing plan! So that mean we are working on the guts – something I feel is a slippery slope towards the finish line!
And let me tell you, that EXCITES me! All that’s going through my mind is, ‘You mean to tell me…I may be able to live in my tiny house before the end of the summer? REALLY?’ At least that is our current goal but if all else fails, we should most definitely be in it before the end of the year…and to me, that makes me more then happy.
To see such a huge project complete and to have for the first time in our young lives a home we truly own…will be, for lack of better words, happy-cry worthy!
So where does this put us now?
Well, we have drilled holes for the drains – shower, sewage, and sinks.
We have installed the shower pan, it’s in for good.
And we have purchases much of the ABS pipes, our sinks, faucets, PEX tubing, ventilation fan, and various other materials to complete the rough-in plumbing…and let me tell you, this was a task!
The decision making doesnt end when you’ve decided on the floor plan…no, its only just begun! What kind of cabinets will you get? What material will you use on your interior walls? Tile, wood, or fiberglass shower? Stainless steel, chromo, brass, etc faucet?
I feel like I am an inconvenient mix of being frugal, appreciating quality, and knowing exactly what I want.
So when it comes to things like…the corrugated metal siding & roofing, bathroom/kitchen size, and our rustic chandelier…I pretty much am unable to compromise. Which then means, the hunt is on.
How can I do that affordably? How can I rearrange the space to make it work? Where can I buy the material? Can I spend way to many hours on the internet to find just what Im looking for?
Well, that brings me to this faucet. I will say, it makes me more happy then maybe it should…
I have long since decided that I was going to have antique copper finished fixtures…but after receiving reality checks from local suppliers and online shops…antique copper is quite possibly one of the most expensive finishes I could have dream for.
However…I didnt want the dream to just die! It couldnt because no amount of scrolling through my Tiny House pinterest board to find almost all of the Tiny Houses I pinned had chrome finished faucets would change my desire for copper.
So…the hunt began. Ebay, Google, Amazon…and I found it! This discontinued model, that runs over $250 almost anywhere…I found an auction on ebay for around $80 dollars…which after tax and shipping costs, I got for around $100.
As far as those that are trying to build a Tiny House for EXTREMELY cheap are concerned, that would be an astronomical price for a faucet…but for me, all I can say to the person that put up that auction, ‘TAKE MY MONEY!’
I mean just take one more look at it! Who wouldnt want such a gorgeous faucet in their bathroom?
So here’s to moving forward! Can you pray with us that we can understand all that we need to understand, find all of the remaining material at an affordable cost, and piece together the interior of our home well?
We are so thankful for all the supportive people in our lives that have been encouraging us on this journey of completely DIYing our Tiny Townley House debt-free! If you have any questions on our Tiny House build we would love to answer it!
Until next time, dont forget to pin this post so other people can join our Tiny House journey!