EDIT: It took so long to post this that the guy that was going to pay his rent by working on the land to “heal the land” actually caused more problems than he solved – meaning dumping his composting toilet (5 gallon bucket) out on the grass, rutting over the septic lines, and basically refusing to do any work.) The tiny house is no longer on the property, instead I am working to level out an area for a small shed/pole barn to hold tools while I construct a dog trot cabin.
It took me a while to post this, as we were quite busy preparing the shed for the winter, but I am glad I finally was able to post this.
It did not take a long time for the actual Tiny house delivery. I was amazed at how efficient the shed delivery person was. He brought it in on a flatbed and used a little two wheeled powered tractor and some small wheels to maneuver the shed into a very tight spot between the power pole and the trailer.
I had about 30 minutes of film, but most of it had James, Smitty, and I talking and some of it wasn’t meant for some of the more gentle ears that may watch my videos – that and 30 minutes of watching a flat bed tilt a shed up and off would be boring to most people.
I was quite exited about the tiny house delivery, It has always been a dream of mine to have a homestead, and the delivery of the shed was a great first step.
We had bought some cap stones to help level the shed, but the builder supplied his own.
Once he delivered the shed and maneuvered it into place, he dropped one end on some cement blocks and then did some final adjustments to the location.
Once the tiny house was delivered exactly where we wanted it, the builder used levels and high lift jacks to ensure it was perfectly level.
Our 12×20 shed delivered cost about 4,000 including tax, while we could have done it ourselves a little cheaper, this was much easier, faster, and more efficient.
Once the shed was delivered, James and Smitty spent a lot of time building a sleeping loft, plumbing a sink, insulating, and wiring it. I helped with the windows and wiring, but I got a little frustrated over discussions of a composting toilet (pooping in a bucket and covering it with sawdust) – especially when I ensured the shed was in the best spot to plumb into the existing septic tank. I also didn’t like the idea of a wooden “Japanese soaking tub” in the shed when I had a brand new tub. So, instead of having a blow up, I took some time to work on projects at my house until the building was how James wanted it – especially since he was living there…