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Living in San Diego, Edwin & Clara found themselves living a life they did not recognize. Work, school, bills, sleep, repeat.
They decided to leave it all behind to pursue a lifestyle of freedom and adventure. They set out to build a Timber Framed Tiny House on Wheels.
Their current goal is to help others achieve their tiny home dreams. They hope to do this by sharing their experiences and what they learned on their journey. Here is their story.
A Quick Glimpse into the Build
For months we worked out the design of our tiny home. We layed out our design on graph paper. We mapped our outlets out using post-it notes. And we continued to change things around until the actual frame raising.
We had a rare opportunity to harvest dead forest fire logs. We milled up all our own timbers from these standing dead trees. This added to the environmental sustainability of our home.
We averaged about one month per bent. We were novices and had to learn along the way. We ended up with five beautiful, cedar, timber framed bents.
This moment was iconic in our tiny home build. This was the day we raised the frame of our timber framed tiny home. We had our whole community come out and help us. It was a special moment.
We tackled all of our own plumbing and electricity. YouTube and Google for the win!
Once the frame was up, we were able to plywood and insulate the whole home. We added two layers of insulation into the floor, walls and roof.
We build a wall in the Tiny Home that opens up into an awning!
Insulation was a whole couple month long process.We had two layers on the roof, walls and floor. Because of this our home now stays fairly temperate regardless of the weather outside.
We moved the home to a small property, nestled in the woods in Mt.Ranch California. Moving the home went smoother than we expected. However both of us were definitely holding our breaths the whole time.
We added a new addition to the family only one month after moving in. Her name is Whiskey and she is a Red Labrador.