Inspiration

The Tiny Tack House was one of the first tiny houses I discovered, and it has since become one of my favourites out of all the tiny houses I’ve seen. It’s my original inspiration. If I hadn’t seen their house, I might not have even decided to build my own. They didn’t have any building experience when they started, so if they can create such a great house, I’m sure I can too.

I’ve since discovered a high school student who started his tiny house when he was 16 and a girl who started hers when she was only 12! Sicily’s house is now complete; take a look at her blog, La Petite Maison. So this is definitely possible for me. I’m lucky too, to be able to build on my parents property.

As well, I find little pieces of inspiration from all the tiny houses I’ve seen: a counter top here, a ladder style there, this window, that roof line. There’s a quote by Chuck Palahniuk that I love: “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” That’s kind of like what this house is going to be; a combination of all these things I’ve seen. For example, both the house I live in now and the one I lived in in Ontario had an octagonal window, so my tiny house is going to have at least one. And my grandparents’ house had exposed beams and lots of wood, which I’m going to include in my house.

I hope that my blog will become a little bit of inspiration for someone else. I’m going to include as much information on my build as I can, like money spent, so that it can be a resource for other new builders too.

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Quotes

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult." - Seneca

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." - William Morris
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