It is that time of year again!
It cost quite a bit more this year than in the previous one, but this said, four of my eight goals were met and a few more things too. The costs all tallied up for my tiny house and land are now over 100K, but this said, it is now nearing completion and the livability is really great now.
The accomplishments that I ticked off of my to do list are: Install the Mini 12 stove chimney set up, fix the bathroom so that the mice cannot get in, insulate and install flooring on the main level, and build seating. I also put in a new support post in the cloth porch because it was sagging a little bit from the snow load. Too, I took a load of stuff to the dump. The things that went were the mouse urine soaked bathroom items, the old sofa and chair that I had rescued from the roadside six years ago and scrap building materials from the updates. I also took the old burned out BBQ and metal bits to the metal recycle place at the same time.
Now that I have heat, the only obstacle to living there is a fresh water well. At about $10K for the drill, this may not happen next year either.
My costs were as follows:
Dump run – truck rental $120, dump fee, $28 TOTAL: $148.
Chimney – Cement and foam base $79, Muscles $150 Stone $1400, Mason and supplies $1200, stove pipe kit $345 TOTAL: $4174.
Bathroom – preowned metal and plywood $0, Habitat flooring $10 TOTAL: $10.
Main floor insulation and flooring – Insulated panels $207, flooring $250 TOTAL: $457.
Sofa and footstools – $487.
Post and additional wood for cloth porch – $78.
2015 Phase 6 $5354
Total, To Date (on building, driveway, homesteading, improvement & taxes) – $33,876
Land – $67,000
Investment in THO and Property $100,876 —–
As for what I wish to work on next year:
- Update the bathroom so that it works
- Turn the garden into a little green house so that the critters can’t steal everything I grow. Alternately, I thought I might plant just herbs and Helianthus tuberoses. These are native species alternately known as sunroot sunflowers, or Jerusalem artichokes and they should do well in the sunny spot there as well as produce food for me that perhaps won’t all be eaten.
- Install the floor on the second level.
- Finish the stone work patio and walkways
- 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.
- Try to get my SHITTY Mini 12 Grey Stove working.
What is left to do????
- well and pump
- loft flooring
- build in the bed
- build in seating for the cloth porch
Here is what the place looks like now 😀