Building A Custom Bedframe + Moving Into Our Tiny House Construction Site

Over the holidays we have been working steadily on our goal to “move in” to our tiny house, even though it is still a construction site.

Our first step is to sleep in the motorhome, so we set out to do so some weeks ago.

At first, we thought that we would just set up the TARVA queen-size solid pine wood bed frame from IKEA that we already had from the past (in addition to the bed we currently sleep in), but when we set it up in the motor home it didn’t fit. Well, it fit, but there wasn’t much room to walk on each side and the foot of it ran into the corner of the old shower stall that we hadn’t yet removed.

So we decided we really needed a full-size bed. And these are the things you don’t find out when you are simply making drawings.

How Living in a Tiny House Helps Reverse Climate Change

The other night Larry and I just randomly came across a video on Netflix called Kiss the Ground. And we were stunned. This documentary contains the actual solution for global warming. Watch the two-and-a-half minute video above to learn how Nature has the solution to global warming. I’ll tell you in the next paragraph, but watch the trailer to get the visuals.

Now here is the thing we all need to know that we don’t get taught in school and isn’t in the news. And even Larry and I didn’t know this….

Interview with Debra and Larry on Healthy Home Show


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.

Super Tiny Houses: Living in a Van

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.

We’re Starting to Use the Space in Our Tiny House

Our first boxes moved into our motorhome from storage, so we can continue reducing unnecessary belonging and see what fits before we begin to build. We’re actually using the space now for a life activity even though we have only done demolition of the old interior.

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.

Our Favorite Tiny House So Far

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…