Our Tiny Home Update
Big changes are underway. We put in an offer on a 500 square foot 100 year old house in Alameda, CA. The home inspection was 11/17/2012 and now we are waiting for escrow to close. We are looking forward to taking on an entire eco remodel. We plan on doing a majority of the work ourselves.
We have big plans for this little house.
Some ideas we want to explore are a vaulted ceiling, adding up to 200 s.f onto the house, a reclaimed wood floor or a concrete floor with radiant heating, rain water collection, low flow toilets like the toto cst744s drake toilet (or maybe a composting toilet), building a loft, open concept living space, installing solar panels, using LED lights, building a mud room/indoor garden room at the back of the house, using solar tubes, rebuilding the rotted wood porch, building a swim spa and back deck. In the yard we want to create a retreat like planting extravaganza by sowing flower seeds and working on a veggie garden. We also want to have espaliered fruit trees along the fence, low water plants and grasses, an area for composting, vine trellises for privacy and more. We will attempt to use recycled materials as much as possible and document our progress every step of the way.
This is our attempt at a small footprint homestead in the city.
Barring any unforeseen issues we plan to close on the house by the end of the year. Stay tuned.