We weathered the first big weather in our tiny house. An Iowa sized storm, not like those sissy mountain or coastal storms. Storms in Iowa are ferocious and last night the skies opened up and poured down buckets. It sounded like we had a hundred angry giants hurling tubs of water onto the tin roof.
Although thunder rumbled the house and the skies lit up with lightning, we stayed snug and dry in our tiny loft.
The storm reminded me that we have not shared many photos of the house since we began construction (check out the old photos of the house when we began here). We have done weeks of work on the house, and it is actually looking great. It is also very comfortable, functional, and aside from cooking full blown meals in it, we are living in it full time now.
This red shed was built on the farm in about 1983, John says. The day they finished it there was a town nearby flattened by a tornado. More good karma, no?
The interior is cozy. The ceiling is made of siding from the "old Hogeland house," a beautiful two story farm house that is about to fall over (literally).
I had feared the loft would feel like a coffin and I would be claustrophobic. Luckily, there is plenty of room and sleeping up there is delicious.
We made the kitchen "counter" out of cottonwood lumber that John's dad had milled years ago.
So where do we pee and poop? Right here in the tiny house! This toilet is built by Separett, and we actually love it.
Now, all we need are some tables. I sanded and varnished a beautiful piece of reclaimed ash wood that John and Harrison milled last fall (you can read about that too, here) and also some shelves we will put up as soon as the brackets arrive. I will be sure to post those photos soon too.
Our journey continues!