I kept seeing images of this one AWESOME house I was totally in love with. It was all over the place but I had no idea whose house it was. I saw it on random Pinterest pages and other tiny home sites. The colors were just great and the amount of natural light the house let in was beautiful. Pictures of this house simply inspired me. I loved this little house so much that I downloaded every image I could find of it to my iPad. I had read from multiple sources that it's useful to have some cool tiny home pictures on hand at all times to show people who are interested (or skeptical). I used those pictures to show my concerned family and friends that I didn't intend to live in a teeny weeny tiny uninteresting box. I felt that this house was the epitome of what I was going for in my plan.
My research continued. I perused lots of sites and saw lots of sketches and plans. However, most people suggest against buying or using any plans that don't come with pictures of the finished product. Many times a structure works on paper but just is not functional in real life and the designer has no way of knowing if they never actually build it. It was about this time that I came across Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and I was excited to find that they had a customer showcase. When I clicked on the link, there it was, big as day (so to speak)...my little dream house!!! I found out it was the Cypress Tumbleweed. More specifically, it was Brittney's Cypress (previously known as the Fencl).
|Love the little bench in the nook|
|Skylights are awesome - lots of natural light|
|Brittney's Floor Plan|
And so, just like that, I was sold. This was my house. I had found what I had been looking for. The cost of these plans wasn't cheap, however, when I found out I could make 12 monthly payments, I signed up. Once I made my first payment, the plans were immediately made available to me in pdf form. That was pretty cool. At that time, I also purchased the book, "Tiny House Design & Construction Guide" by Dan Louche. When I purchased the paperback book online, I received a free download of the ebook. I began reading the ebook and when the paper version arrived, I handed it over to my dad so that he could start reading too (he still hasn't OFFICIALLY agreed to help me but seeing as how he lives 2 doors down from me and he's pretty handy, he has no choice).
So my plans were purchased and now the customization process begins. I had some changes I wanted to make to those plans. Stayed tuned for my next post about my design choices (so far) and still to come...toilet talk. Thanks for stoppin' by.