Tiny House

A Tiny Adventure

As a single person, the idea that I might someday be able to own a home has seemed very far out of reach. While I absolutely love my job, working in public service is never a position that is going to include a salary that allows me to do all the things I want, yet still have money leftover for a mortgage, car insurance, utility bills, and student loan payments.

I’ve found that I place much more value on experiences, being able to travel and do the things I want. I still wanted to have my own place, however, which put me in a difficult position. For a long time, I struggled with deciding on the best option that would allow me to have both. A tiny house seemed like a perfect solution.

I spent a long time researching, weighing options, and trying to make a decision. A house, even a tiny one, is a big commitment. After months of of indecision on my part, something exciting happened earlier this week.

My tiny house was delivered!

I’m glad I was at work during delivery. This is mildly terrifying.

Isn’t it pretty?!? I’m so thrilled with the look of the structure, especially my little porch.

At 468 square feet, I am on the large end of tiny. Considering the average home size in the United States is over 2600 square feet, it’s still incredibly small.

One of the things I was set on was lots of windows, including within the two doors. My main criticism of a lot of small spaces is how dark they can be. I want to create a space that is light and airy. Natural light is the first step.

The interior is just a shell, which means there is still a lot of work ahead. I’m excited that I get to choose everything that will go inside, from furniture to appliances to paint colors. I have a long journey ahead, but I’m excited to share the process.

Stay tuned!



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  • Marty Gleason

    where did you purchase the shed ?

  • Melissa Davis

    I love this and I am so very excited for you! I cannot wait to see what you do with this and to see the end result.

    • Thanks, Melissa. It’s going to be a long process, but I’m excited. 🙂

  • Debi Rhodes

    Beautiful. So happy for you and your new home!! Did you purchase the land? Looks like you’re in the middle of nowhere!

    • The property belongs to my parents.

  • Brenda Irving

    Congratulations Andrea…I’m excited for you …and in following your journey…What size did you go with? I am starting one this spring and i am already drawing up floor plans. Have you settled on floor plans yet?

    • I do have floor plans settled. I’ll be writing about those soon! It’s 14×36 interior, with a 4 ft. porch.