I get lots of requests for updates on the Tiny House project for my grandmother on our family property. So here it is…finally!
I was very torn about sharing the follow-up for one main reason:
I am not comfortable recommending the company we bought it from.
I still consider it a great deal in terms of price: It was $16,000
That’s a lot less expensive than most new, custom-built to our requirements tiny houses.
Knowing that I didn’t want to recommend the builder we used, I also didn’t want to bad-mouth anyone either.
Find out up front how you will handle things with the builder when problems happen like:
– The kitchen sink leaking on the very first day
– All the wood walls inside of the house aren’t sealed
– The shower leaks inside the wall and runs under the linoleum floor
– The AC unit isn’t sealed
– The house isn’t level properly or safely
Make sure you do a lot of research on your tiny house builder. Get recommendations from satisfied customers and owners of tiny houses and spend some time on tiny house blogs and forums.
Still a Great Idea for Retirement
I still recommend getting a tiny house for a grandparent or someone retiring. My grandmother loves being so close and my daughter gets to see her every day this way.
We built a porch on the front of the house that is free-standing. But you could also build a ramp for anyone having difficulty with stairs.
I don’t have any pictures filled with furniture, unfortunately. My grandmother is one step away from being featured in a hoarders episode (ok, a slight exaggeration), so I decided to post pictures with the house empty.
It is my hope that they will serve as inspiration for you or a fellow tiny house enthusiast.