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So we’ve made some decisions, which actually has led to some progress.
One thing I know about life is that once you decide you want something to happen in a certain way it will follow your lead. Uncertainty leads to nothing or some default.
So having made decisions, Larry is at this very moment out working on the motorhome. Yay!
As I think I’ve mentioned before, we’ve been practicing cooking in a tiny kitchen before we build one for our tiny house.
When I started my Wholefood Cuisine blog a few weeks ago, I was cooking more and needed more countertop space. So Larry and I started looking at how we could rearrange things in the space we had.
One space that wasn’t being well-utilized was a two-foot wide space between the refrigerator and the wall (you can see the space to the right of the refrigerator in the photo at My Tiny Kitchen).
This past week I’ve been doing a lot of work on my kitchen, since I’ve now started a new food blog Wholefood Cuisine.
Here are a couple of posts from that blog about our kitchen:
In 2016, a singer and her filmmaker boyfriend set off on a trip across Canada, through Alaska, and drove down the Pacific Highway to the southern tip of Mexico. She had her piano and guitar on board “made it possible to write songs literally in the middle of nowhere.”
But first, they converted a school bus into a tiny house in only three months! All by themselves. And it’s beautiful.
Back in March, Larry and I were invited to participate in the Healthy Home Summit. We loved this interview so much that we had it transcribed (see below). When you click on the video, if it asks you to subscribe, go ahead. You can always cancel if you want to after you watch it.
A few days ago I found myself working in our nontoxic tiny home while it was rainy off and on for a few days.
I was finishing up with sanding and putting 3 coats of nontoxic finish on a spice rack that I had built for Debra. Normally, I would be doing these activities outside, except that was not workable because of the wet weather.
So I was doing this inside our tiny home. It was quite pleasant working there, creating what would eventually be a part of our new tiny home.
I found a small series about van conversions for full-time living that has only two videos, but both are great.
I am inspired by these because they both have very clever ideas for storage. Seeing an older woman and a young couple living in this small space made our tiny house look huge to me.
Today was a big day for us because after all the delay, we finally started actually using the space in our tiny house!
Our big step this week is to move all my things that are still in storage into the tiny house so I can go through another round of elimination while actually in the space. This will give us a sense of what actually fits in the space that we haven’t had before. I also will now have access to things (especially books) that have been in storage for almost 2 1/2 years. I’ll just be able to go into the tiny house and get something I need instead of having it miles away in storage.
We love to watch tv shows and videos about tiny houses to get ideas for ours. We’ve seen a lot of interesting videos, but one stands out so far as our very favorite.
Why we love this tiny house…
In January 2018 we finally made a decision to actually BUY a motorhome and get started on the building of our tiny house. This was a big decision to make because we were now committing to actually do the project.
We had no previous experience with motorhomes, so the first thing we needed to do was just find out about them. To begin learning what was available, we went to Fairfield, California because they have many motorhome dealers there by the side of the highway and we would be able to see many different types of motor homes.
Since blogs typically give most recent posts first, it can be difficult to read a chronological story from the beginning on a blog. So here is a list of the blog posts starting with the first post and moving forward in time: