You know how I know she’s a she? She’s stunning and sturdy. She isn’t afraid of hard work and carrying a heavy load for those she cares for. She’s glorious.
She might need a name. But for now, Instagram knows her as #joslyntinyhouse.
I spent ALL MY MONEY. No for real, all of it. And I have never been happier! Stalked this trailer on Craigslist for a couple months. I saw the price change by $600 in that time.
And actually, I drove down on Sunday to check it out and decided to sleep on it. I checked Craigslist again on Tuesday and saw THIS VERY TRAILER listed again for $600 MORE than the low price when I saw it on Sunday. Today I called Mike at Olympic Motor Company and offered him the lowest price in cash to come for her right after work. And that’s just what I did.
I drove down and chatted on the phone with my friend Sebastian and I let him tell me why I wasn’t insane for emptying my bank account to buy a flatbed trailer to build a house on. He’s such an enabler of dreaming wild dreams.
And now she’s mine. She’s a wee bit rusty, but nothing a little TLC can’t handle.
My beauty is a deck-over trailer with duel 5,000 lb axles and electric brakes. (In case you didn’t know, the average tiny house weighs between 4,000 and 7,000 lbs.) She’s 8 feet wide and 14.5 feet long. She’s small, but I’m small, so I think we’ll get along well.
I kind of want to buy myself a tent and camp out on my “house” for a few days.
Oh, I almost forgot one of the best parts! The previous owner of the trailer and his wife towed her the 60 miles to my driveway for $75. (That’s half what it would have cost to rent a truck to do the job.)
It’s happening, people!
[Follow up: Read about the crazy week I had in the midst of buying the FOUNDATION FOR MY HOUSE]