For two years, we’ve been trying to pick and customize Tiny House plans. And every couple of months, they change, and they change again. So here’s my first tip:
I know I’ve already mentioned it before, but it’s so crucial to working on a project as big as this one. You need to be able to accept when things don’t work out the way you want it to. You need to be able to say “OK, let’s try,” even if you don’t agree. You need to take risks and go against what your heart is telling you. You need to do your research and trust that your hard work will pay off.
And speaking of which…
Do your research
I cannot stress that enough. Do loads and loads of research. Reach out to people and ask questions. Purchase plans if you like them, even if you might not end up using them. Read books, make comparisons, and most of all, don’t be scared to make changes. (Note: customization is fantastic, but if you’re not familiar with building processes, make sure your changes are safe to make.)
Make a Tiny House Model
This is something that we wanted to do from the beginning, because we had seen one of our favourite You-tubers do it in his first video.
Tape It Out
If possible, find a spot where you can tape off what your Tiny House so that you can get a better feel of the physical space you will have!
Use Sketch Up
It’s a free program that gives you the opportunity to plan everything out visually and see how much space everything single thing will be taking up. It will take time to get used to how it works, but it’s SO worth it. Especially when it comes to making changes as you progress into your build!