Here is a very preliminary schedule for my tiny house project.  I currently have a lease that goes until the end of May 2012, by then I should have time to build/enclose my tiny house.  Here is the breakout by month, roughly at this point

November: – Accomplished!

  • Buy trailer move to interior workshop to be worked on for winter
  • Start design documents (figure out details, finishes, fixtures, systems etc.)

I ran into some scheduling conflicts. I bought a homemade trailer rather than a brand new ready to go trailer.  I have spent the last month getting the trailer ready to build, I am pushing back my schedule a month to make up for the difference. Over the last month I have removed the decking (which took surprisingly long because the bolts were all wonky) and removed the axles and [should have] all the axles rehung including the additional axle.


  • Prep trailer – Accomplished!
  • Add third axle – Accomplished!

January: Fail! 🙂 March:

  • Prepare trailer foundation (insulation and floor system) – So Close!
  • Take apart pallets – Ongoing
  • Build walls
  • find/build doors and windows to be used – Half Accomplished!


  • Complete erecting walls and roof
  • Sheath/weather wrap building – This has been a changing process
  • Insert doors and windows into openings
  • Rough in plumbing and electrical
  • Find fire place – N/A


  • Order toilet and solar panels (solar panels will be on hold)
  • Install exterior siding
  • Install roofing
  • Drywall interior
  • Complete plumbing and electrical


  • Sell possessions not needed for tiny house
  • Get new tires for trailer
  • Order any furnishings needed
  • Finish interior of space


  • Move trailer to exterior location
  • Test systems and adjust as needed
  • Furnish space
  • Begin looking for a space to park trailer closer to downtown


  • Vacate apartment and move into tiny house!

Two years to come:

  • Test systems and record what I learn.


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