We have sold our Tiny House

As I have mentioned a few times, we are planning to travel and do not need it any more

We have sold our Tiny House. Despite the fact that it is ratter small emptying it out was more work than I had imagined, but finally we got it done.

Then the day came that a crane and low bed trailer where there, to lift and take away the Tiny House. Some how it was a strange feeling seeing the Tiny House lifted and driven of, of our property, but it is the start of the preparations for our travel over winter. It was quite impressive seeing the Tiny House up in the air. The Tiny House is too wide for normal transport, so it had to be moved at night with a police escort. As we heard late from the buyer all went well and the Tiny House sits on its new location perfectly.

There are a number of reasons for us to want to leave Germany, but work prohibits us from leaving permanent. Of course it would also be a shame for all of the work we have done on our property. We are escaping winter, travelling south. We are going to look for the region we would like to move to in the future. A place where we can build up a proper homestead, with vegetable gardens, fields for grains, pasture and different animals. We hope to build up a big enough homestead to be self sufficient some where in the future.

We have someone who will take care of our cats, but the dogs will go with us. My husband will drive our tractor with the caravan and I will drive our car with a trailer with all sorts of supplies, but more to that another time.

We have not travelled like this before and are very excited. The main problem I see is with the type of dogs we have. We have to avoid lots of people and try to find places where they have the change to run around freely now and then.

We still have some things to do, but as soon as they are done and the wetter will allow, we are leaving.

We also will document our travelling on our channel in YouTube: Straver Homestead

Not quite finishing our Tiny House

We never finished the kitchen, but we want to sell our Tiny House and move

It has been a wile since I wrote about our Tiny House. I wanted to finish the series with a Post about finishing the Tiny House by finishing the kitchen. Unfortunately we never got around to that and now we are trying to sell the Tiny House, because we want to move to Denmark.

So in the last Post we laid the floor (Our Tiny House. Part 4. Working on the inside). Before we could do that we had build in the basic construction of the kitchen and that is where we are starting on now.

We have this old kitchen cabinet from Ikea and made it prettier with some life edge Larchwood plank and hang it on the wall. Beside this we attached a Larchwood plank on the wall to put our backing oven on. The chain on the left is holding up that point of the plank and gives a nice decorative touch.

The next thing is a sink with a tap, so we can actually start using the kitchen. We bought a camping set with a small sink, a tap, a 12 Volt water pump with a 12 Volt power supply, a water and a gray water canister and the piping. The installation was easy. A hole for the sink and a hole for the tap. Put everything in place and connect a power cable to the 12 Volt power supply. Shorten the pipes as needed and connect everything correctly. And I was very happy to have a working sink in the kitchen and at this point we already moved in and used the kitchen.

At the back wall in the kitchen we made a planed plank which I oiled with sunflower oil so it can be wiped of when dirty.

Next thing we added was light. We attached a LED-strip behind a trim and attached the trim underneath the cabinet and plank. For power we connected this to the 12 Volt power supply of the tap.

Then my husband made 4 drawers to put into the kitchen. The drawers are put together with glue and pin nails. After they dried we started fitting the drawers into the kitchen. The bottom drawer first and making sure to have it plum. The middle part of the kitchen got 3 drawers and they are nice big drawers that come out completely which I find very practical.

After that we never came around to fitting the last drawer, so this is the end result.

At the left is where the thinner drawer should have come and we had prepared some nice Larchwood planks to finish the drawers of with. That would have looked very good, but now we are going the sell our Tiny House, so we will not finish the kitchen anymore. Except of course when there comes a buyer who wants to keep this kitchen and wants it finished.

Our Tiny House. Part 4. Working on the inside.

Almost ready to move in.

With our last post we had the hull and the electricity done. Now we move on to the interior.

Since I liked the rustic barn-style look of the under construction planks, we decided to leave a part of the under construction planking visible. Since we did not plane these planks we could not leave it all like this because of the children. We do not want them to get grinder when they walk along the wall. Therefore we started adding planed planks up to a curtain height. We put the heater back right away, since it is getting colder.

For the main part of the Tiny House we used Spruce. Only at the entrance we used Larchwood.

At the corner where the stacked bed for the 2 older kids will go, we added planed planks up to the sealing. We added in an ornament by using Spruce and Larchwood and we used a different orientation as the planks below. We love how it turned out.

We put in the basic construction of the kitchen, so we could lay the floor. The kitchen is not finished yet, so the kitchen will be covered in a different post. We laid a laminate and used Larchwood for the trimming. We are not big fans of laminate, but at the moment it is the most practical for us.

We used a minimalistic trim out of planed Spruce around the windows.

Next thing we put in our beds and dressers. Some of you might recognise them from Ikea. The 2 older kids wanted to paint there dressers them selves and give it there best shots. They had a lot of fun painting. Then we added an old cupboard which we decorated with some life edge Larchwood to make it pretty.

With the small room that should become the bathroom, we did not really know what to do. We need the room for storage and really wanted to move in. We did not have the wood to finish this room, so we put some cardboard on the walls to prevent grind from getting on our clothes and other things we wanted to store there. Some day we will change this room, but for now with a composting toilet in there and the storage it is just as we need it.

Than we have the wardrobe to do. We already have the Larchwood on the lower wall, but in order to hang our coats without getting grind in there we need to cover more of the wall. We decided on a bit of a contrast. We put up some screen printing plates which are black. We put up a lower wardrobe for the kids and one on a normal height for us adults. And for some storage we put in another old cupboard decorated with some life edge Spruce.

We also put a shelf on the wall with some decorative lantern and a small drawing. This drawing symbolizes our dream.

A small farm on which we can provide for all of our needs ourselves.

Now we have moved in with at least a sink in the kitchen. Once the kitchen is finished I will post about it.

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