We have a beautiful kitchen. We have a beautiful kitchen! WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN!! I can’t stop walking into the house and staring at it. The cabinets turned out exactly the way I had envisioned them in my head thanks to Jake for designing the layout and my dad for placing all of the orders/putting them together! Jeeze la wheeze though, I am jumping the gun. A crap ton of stuff happened before those beautiful cabinets made their way into our kitchen this weekend.
First off, something I never thought would be difficult has turned into one of our greatest feats to overcome….insurance. Companies can’t insure our house as an RV,because it’s not technically an RV. Then wait, they can’t insure it as a house, because it is on wheels. Oh, wait they may be able to insure the trailer itself, but not anything on the trailer. Or another idea was maybe they could insure our belongings under renters insurance since we are not grounded, OH snap they can’t because we are not renters and this is our permanent address. Woof. Seriously a pain in my rear end. There is no way we can drive 2,800 miles with our house without insuring our house. Then we found the holy grail. There is small company out of Washington that solely insures tiny houses…yes, the west coast is far more advanced in the tiny house movement. However, as of the lastest update we found they only insured in a few west coast states..obviously West Virginia was not on the list. I scoured the internet and found a blog about this specific insurance and found out that they recently got approved to insure in 48 states. Of course it did not list which ones, but there was a long form to fill out and we are submitting that to the insurance company. FINGERS CROSSED!
Forth Week of Construction Lessons
- Our dogs are the coolest.
- I literally don’t know when my dad sleeps. If he sleeps at all.
- Plumbing, electric and gas lines make no sense to me. I knew I had no clue about them before; however, I had no idea to what extent.
- Self-timer is key for the blogger. Between all of the other tasks to be completed this weekend, no one was ever around to take pictures of me actually doing work!
5. Cutting insulation involves a lot of measurements. If you haven’t noticed I hate anything involving numbers. Thank goodness for the Dads!
6. With expensive items, shut your mouth and close your eyes!
7. Colored cabinets have been my ultimate best choice in the tiny house thus far.
8. Surprises are the best. Jake walked me through the house last night showing me all of the outlet and light switch placements to get my input. During the “tour” I found out that the sink “that was impossible to fit, we are just going to have to double the bathtub as a sink” is now a reality! YAY!
9. Tiny house composting toilets. That’s all. Wait till you see this thing. Half of you are going to think we have officially lost it.