I had been dreading this day ever since we got the roof up. I had checked and rechecked my measurements. 3 inches. 3 tiny inches between the roof of our tiny house and the roof edge of the warehouse it was born in.
Things have been a bit crazy over at the sustainable warehouse. The owners of the building had a different vision of what the warehouse should be, and since they donate the space, we had to comply.
This was a somewhat of a crisis. We hauled and collected these materials from all over charleston, and now we had to toss most of them. We gave away as much as we could and heartbrokenly tossed the rest into a dumpster.
The owners’ vision for the Warehouse did not include our tiny house. It was seen as a liability, and they were just as worried as we were that the house might not clear the overhang.
With the windows installed, it was time to make some moves. I loaded our materials and tools into the house and made a phone call to my friend Bill Kahler of CCR Engineering.
Bill found a bio-diesel Ford F250 and the courage to tow this giant thing we built.
We hooked it up and…
luckily, it just fit.
packed and ready to hit the road.
It was pretty stressful seeing my house going down the road, rolling through intersections.
We encountered high winds on the trip and Bill had a little trouble keeping things under control. I am very grateful for his help in moving the house.
As we got closer to the property the trees got lower and the driving got slower.
Rounding the last curve to the new property.
The last turn into the property was an Indiana Jones-scale close cut. We had two wheels on the edge of a ditch, but we got it inside the lot and I put up a temporary roof to get us by until I am able to put down the roof layment that Margaret bought.
The tarp roof made for some cool colors on the inside.
There is actually a really cool tiny house already on the property. It’s close to finished and I will be working on it part time too.
This location is all we could ask for: there is water, power, internet and a bathroom as well as a shipping container for our tools. Exactly what we needed. I can’t thank Rebecca O’Brian enough for all her help and support at the Sustainable Warehouse. If you find yourself in Charleston and you haven’t been by, do yourself a favor and check it out.