This is how Nancy Park built her tiny house on nights and weekends over the course of four years while working full time.
You may remember our original post about her titled, “69 Year Old Single Woman Builds Tiny Home in 4 Years on Nights and Weekends While Working Full Time,” where you can see her completed ‘High Desert Tiny House‘ and even book it for your next vacation!
In this post, she’s going to tell the story of how she built it (starting with the trailer!).
How Nancy Built Her Tiny House on Nights/Weekends!
Also, here are photos from the stages of the build. I built the walls and cabinets in my garage … which was probably the most scary part… would it all fit. Sometimes Yes…. sometimes NO. I also opted for the under-kitchen bed because I couldn’t see myself or my friends climbing down a ladder in the night to go pee!
I worked alone a lot of the time so got very handy at figuring out how to lever and move things around. Could not have done it without my little yellow wagon. My most upsetting problem was hitting my pex line with a nail when I was nailing the walls up…. didn’t know until a LONG time later when we finally fired up the water. Seeing a water-fall running down my beautiful walls and know know WHERE it was coming from…. BUT, of course, it all turned out. Just a couple of un-happy days.
Since it’s been sitting in the desert sun for so long now – I’m seeing that I should have chosen a heavier grade cedar siding. It has warped on me and I’m going to have to pull the wood off the south side and re-do (maybe…. at some point!).
Anyway – sorry to go on and on but I am very proud of this and would like to encourage others. I spend my days just dealing with numbers and the fun of working with wood and problem solving physical things is like a vacation to me.
Our big thanks to Nancy for sharing!
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