Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I purchased my land !

I have spent the past year looking at various properties in NH on which to build my tiny house. I finally found a lot that I liked and was reasonably priced. It is in a small town and 10 minutes away from a fresh water lake. Town residents have lake access. I want to thank tiny house dweller Victoria Whitcher for pointing me in the right area to look for land.

My lot is a wooded 2.3 acres. The previous owner cleared an area for a house site and put in a dirt driveway, with a culvert installed at the street. The previous owner also had performed a percolation test and had a septic plan designed. These improvements will save me a lot of money and allow me to get started sooner. My first job is getting the septic design updated, since it was originally done 10 years ago. A septic permit is required by the state of NH for all new building.

This is going to be a long term project, most likely taking the next 5 years to complete, since I will be doing most of the work by myself (except for septic system). Since this will be a permanent home, I am thinking of building a 12' x 32' tiny house.  My current plan is: 2014 - install septic system and concrete pier foundation, 2015 - frame and enclose tiny house, 2016 - install 12 Volt electrical, plumbing, and insulation, 2017 - finish interior walls, 2018 - build exterior screened deck.

Looking up driveway

Site of future tiny house. Top of driveway is to the left of this picture.