Last week, I equipped myself with masks, Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer as I set off for Illinois to visit our tiny house under construction. While the drive was long, seeing the house and finally meeting Jason And Cheli Lundmark, owners of Hawk Tiny Homes, was worth it! At this stage in the build the inside has been framed out, windows are in and the house has been wrapped. Next up will be siding and roof plus all the fun stuff going inside!
Jason and Cheli walked me through every inch of the house and helped me brainstorm innovative solutions to some of the obstacles two adults, one “threenager” and two big dogs might run into in a tiny home. For example, I thought stairs would be the best solution up to Evie’s loft, but after they were framed out it was clear that they were not going to work. Now we have a hybrid slanted ladder-staircase for her that allows maximum storage underneath while still being safe for little legs. This is just ONE instance of how these people have helped partner with us in the design process and create innovative solutions.
Hawk Tiny Homes are good people doing awesome things! Check out their Facebook page HERE and if you ever decide Tiny is the path for you, these people can make it happen the RIGHT way.
Building this tiny house has caused me to truly pay attention to how we live. For instance, do we end up in one room more than another? How do we store items in the bathroom? Which of the dogs prefers to have their own space? Which dog has no idea what personal space is? All of the answers to these types of questions help you shape the functionality in the tiny house and when you have 425 square feet, EVERY inch matters.
In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be closing on our big house and moving into an “in-between” house. Wish us luck and, if you really want to be nice, you can bring me some merlot- I will need it!