This post is about nothing. Zero. Zilch!
Due to the fact that it was a year of illness, which is by the way totally behind me now, I did no updates on Tiny House Ontario. This means that my Exact cost for 2014 was $0 for updates and property improvement. The only thing that was paid is the now more expensive tax bill for 2014. This was $862. I have, however, never included taxes in my costs. This is because I see this as a bill and not as a cost for house improvement, if that makes any sense.
2014 Phase 5 $0
2013 Phase 4 $2419
2012 Phase 3 $5,124
2011 Phase 2 $8,839
2010-11 Phase 1 $11,740
Total, To Date (on building, driveway, homesteading, improvement & taxes) – $28,522
Land – $67,000
Investment in THO and Property $95,522 —–
Because of all that, my plans this year are to carry through with some or all of my plans for 2014 in 2015.
My first plan is to get some exercise so that I am fitter to start this spring!
I am evicting Guillaume from THO… That sounds much sterner than it actually is. He has been brilliant to take care of THO in 2014! I am happy to have him near me both as a friend and neighbour! But now has his house closed in enough that he can, with reasonable comfort and safety, sleep in his own loft and because I will be back this year, clearly two separate households can’t share a 93.75 square foot house.
As for the house here is what I wish to work on:
Install the Mini 12 stove.
Update the bathroom so that the mice cannot get in.
Finish the stonework.
Turn the garden into a little green house so that the critters can’t steal everything I grow.
Install the floor on the main level.
Install the floor on the second level.
I will be mighty happy if I can get all this done!
I would also like to move the shed from my Hamilton house to the land at THO. It would be good to have it there so I could store spare wood, equipment such as maple tree tapping, and outdoor stuff. I think I would also put off season clothes in bins there. We will see if time and energy permit.
I am glad to be starting off 2015 with more optimism again!