About Me

A number of years ago when my ex & I separated I rented a very small apartment.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much free time I had because I could clean the entire place, top to bottom, in less than an hour.  Since then I’ve lived in two other small apartments and have grown to love living in a small space.

Getting rid of excess possessions wasn’t a problem either…in the divorce she got custody of most of the assets, I got custody of the debt and debt doesn’t take up much space.  It turns out that with only a few pieces of furniture and other odds and ends I can easily live in a small space.

In addition, I don’t want to feel like I have to work constantly just to pay my mortgage and living expenses.  I’d like to be free to work when I want, and as little as I want.

I’ve considered putting up a Yurt as my living space, but finally settled on building a tiny house on a trailer—or rather, an “almost” tiny house on a trailer. I say “almost” because most of these houses are built on a 20’ trailer. My house needs space for my collection of guitars and other instruments, which I did get custody of, a small portable washing machine (I’ll use a clothes line as a dryer), and visits from my kids and grand kids.  My “almost” tiny house will be built on a 36’ trailer to give me the little bit of extra space I’m looking for.

The image on the front page of this blog is a rough up of my design using Google Sketch-up.  In addition to the first floor as shown, I plan on a sleeping loft over the bathroom and part of the kitchen area and another loft over the porch and a bit of the living room area for storage and as a guest room.

I hope to move in before the Winter season of 2013/2014. I’m just getting started on building my “almost” tiny house and I’ll be using this blog to document the process with video and pictures.


7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Reba

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to follow the progress and, hopefully, lend a hand sometimes. Way to go, Keith!

  2. Jay

    Looks awesome! I’m in the same situation and will be building me a 38 to 40′ “almost tiny” home too.

  3. Carol Ann Wagner

    You know for selfish reasons I love this project. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures, especially of that roof!!! Haha. Keep it up. Love the work you have completed already.

    • Carol Ann, I hope you’re planning a visit at some point.

      • Carol Ann Wagner

        Still working on that with the big boss. He isn’t so keen on the idea!! I’ll keep trying. Keep those photos coming. I am using the one of the finished section in a presentation next week. Hope you don’t mind, but I am using the photo of you too!!! They need to know what this “Papa Grey Beard” looks like!

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