Merry Christmas indeed! We’ve been busy since the 10th, first cleaning and then moving things. Technically, we haven’t moved in yet, since we have to wait for an occupancy permit, which will be after Christmas sometime. However, the mattress is on the bed frame and if we happen to fall asleep after working…well, maybe a long nap.
The house arrived just about sundown on Monday, December 10 and we were waiting with bells on!
Lots of our friends have called it a tiny house, but there really is a difference. Most but not all tiny houses are made to be movable, but ours is by definition a park model which has to be less than 400 sq. ft. It is made by RV standards but is 12′ wide and 34′ long, so not movable except with a special permit. By residential standards it is tiny, so I guess it’s mostly semantics. We just call it our house.
While the paint and flooring inside were new, everything else showed years of wear and tear. All the cabinet doors and drawer pulls were brass, so we took them off and LeRoy spray painted them satin nickel to match the accessories we bought, like towel bars and toilet paper holder.
This past week, the contractor’s crew began work and got us mostly set up. Like a mobile home, it has to have earth anchors and tie downs. That part is done and we are plumbed into water and sewer. Temporarily we have electrical power from the RV plug in on this side of the lot, but that will change next week or whenever the contractor gets back to do it. Holidays have wreaked havoc with scheduling, as far as we are concerned!
Anyway, I thought I’d give you a house tour, beginning with the living room complete with LeRoy in his recliner.
The Christmas tree and other decorations went up Friday, so I feel like it really is almost Christmas. Those gold papier mache angels have been around since the second Christmas we were married. We were so broke that we had to save for quite a while to buy them on an Army private’s salary and we treasure them. That’s our new drop leaf table beneath them.
I guess I didn’t get a good picture of the glass cabinet doors above this serving bar. One thing we have in abundance is glass, windows, cabinet doors and mirrors. There’s even a mirror above the china cabinet just below the vaulted ceiling.
The kitchen is still just partially functional. We have a gas stove and no gas connection, so I can’t do any Christmas baking. I do have a window above my sink and I enjoy that since we still wash dishes by hand.
Directly across from the sink is the feature I prayed for, and God gave me: a pantry with pull out shelves! It came with four slides and only two shelves, so we have a friend building the rest.
In the meantime, the pantry contents are still in tubs on the floor or in the side of the pantry where the shelves don’t pull out.
I love having so much storage! There is a drawer under the pantry that is big enough for my crockpot, in addition to all the cabinets and pantry storage. I still have empty spaces, but I’m sure I’ll be able to fill them!
Even the bathroom has good storage, and a good sized linen closet in the hall. There’s a skylight and two small windows above the shower.
Continue the theme of mirrors when we go into the bedroom. Our bed sits in front of a large window.
Closets on both sides of the built in drawers. We use the drawers below the closet for shoes.
Beside my side of the bed is another large closet with built in drawers and a rod high enough to hang dresses! It’s mostly empty, so I guess I’ll have to go shopping!
So welcome to our home and Merry Christmas to all!