More Pictures of House Moving Day

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Preparing to move

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Out of the driveway or building site

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On the road

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Blocking the road, good thing it’s a back road with little traffic.

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Trailer came unhitched at a very slow speed so no damage. We got it attached differently and continued on.

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Trailer unhitched.

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Trailer back hitched and moving down the road.

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Being guided, backing down road.

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Discussing how to attempt sharp turn into narrow driveway. Made it in only two attempts.

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Backing into driveway. Tight fit.

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Sinking into wet lawn. Notice angle of house. Tilted a bit. We made it through after some changes.

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Almost there!

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Supervisors watching us.

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Finally there. Just blocking and leveling to do. Glad I didn’t have to move my house farther.

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Dream House Mostly Completed.

As of June 27th we have very few jobs left besides decorating and moving in. The house needs to be connected to the sewer. The solar panels need to be moved to a better spot for direct sunlight and mounted to the rack. There will be a total of four panels in place. The storage doors for my “shed”, on the front of the house, need to be finished up. There are four drawer pulls to be attached and clothes rods mounted in my closet. After that it will be some cleaning and officially moving in.

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Staining Professionals at work.

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Cupboard doors before staining.

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Emmy on her new couch.

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Resting and viewing the house after moving it.

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Looking through the kitchen toward the bathroom.

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Kitchen stove, clothes closet (with blue chalkboard paint for fun), refrigerator, then on to the bathroom.

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Drawers below stairs and next to sink still need the pulls attached. Green stairs lead to sleeping loft above.

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From kitchen looking through living room.

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Newly painted bathroom.

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Shower is operational.

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Guard dog with dresser below couch.

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Sleeping loft is cozy.

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Emmy!

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Happy it is almost done! Thanks so much to my dad the “contractor”. My mom the staining professional and interior designer. Trish for your assistance in all build activities, but especially for the moral support, and Carter for helping out and making us laugh. Without my wonderful family this never would have been built.

House Moving Day!

We moved the house on June 27th from the driveway, our construction site near the tools and shop, to its permanent home a short distance down the road. The house is basically completed. The moving in process will commense very soon. So excited.

The move went smoothly overall and we only had to deal with one small issue. Using the tractor made the move easy for our situation.

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Leaving the safety of the driveway.

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Dad doing the work while we “guide” the move.

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Blocking the road as we exit the driveway.

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Backing the house down road to site.

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Uncle Burnell guiding dad down the road, since dad couldn’t see past the house.

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It was a tight squeeze to get the house to the site but we made it.

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Almost there!

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Final maneuvering, before we begin leveling and blocking house in place.

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Grandma, supervising, the leveling and blocking. 

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The observers keeping an eye on the movers.

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House all level and blocked. Temporary porch in place. I plan to build a nice porch this summer once I’ve moved into the house.

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My solar panels leaning on a support, temporarily. I’ll have four panels located in a better spot for uninterrupted sun. The panels on the frame in the background are my parents power supply as they’ve been off the grid for about 30 years.

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Eventually, the blocking will be hidden so house looks more “finished”.

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My beautiful location.

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We spent the night in the house. There is a little finish work to be done and moving in will take some time. It has been 1 year and 1 month but I finally have a place of my own.

Another Step Toward Being Done.

Busy Mother’s Day weekend, but we did make a bit more progress. We have the stairs built and sanded. We just need to stain them and complete the loft railing next. I plan to build one more step to reach the lower cabinet height at the base of the main stairway.

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We also rounded off the splash guard/couch back by the stove and sanded it nice and smooth. It also will require staining before we are done.

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You can see below that we have a good “assistant” to supervise our work. Emmy keeps us in line and moving forward.

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Building Again After A Long Winter

We may get this house built yet. Building has resumed after a long hard winter on the hill. We have been working on the finishing of the interior. My dad has been building many drawers lately so I’ll have lots of storage areas.

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Today, Trish and I finished closing up a few wall areas as well as began to set up the stairs and marked out the cuts that need to be made with the router.

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Also completed recently was the installation of the solar charge controller by my dad. We have connected a few of my solar panels, temporarily, to keep everything charged and ready to use. I will write more about the batteries and solar power in a future post.

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We hope to have the house ready for use in the near future and will definitely be utilizing it by early summer. We can’t wait!

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Winter Continues!

Well another storm has schools closed and us huddling around our stove. The tiny house remains a work in progress but continues to be closer and closer to finished.

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The electric channels have been covered, just above the windows, creating a cool shelf above.

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The propane detector has been wired in place by the hot water heater. The water system is completed and pressure tested. We haven’t filled the water heater yet as the house is only heated when we work on our current interior finishing.

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Flooring enclosure finished around holding tank.

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RV type toilet installed and water connected.

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Shower plumbing done and only need to install shower door, after most other work is done.

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Day bed/couch nearing completion. Just drawers need to be built.

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The interior is coming together nicely. We have to build cabinet doors and drawers. The stairway will go from the lower counter to the loft and is one of the bigger projects remaining. Some painting and staining has to be finished up eventually. The bathroom will be painted but most of the house will be stained pine boards. Hopefully I’ll be moving in soon as the remaining projects are “checked off” the list as spring arrives and the house can be moved to its more permanent location.