You get what you ask for

When we decided to do this whole thing, we decided we were going to do it as cheaply as possible while still building a top-quality home. To that end, I’ve put out some feelers in my local Facebook “swap & shop” group asking for things like used windows, doors, cabinets, kitchen sink, countertops…all to be used in Tiny House this summer.

In the first 48 hours, I received offers for free windows, interior and exterior doors, more windows, a sink and countertop, more windows, carpeting, and someone had a line on an old but in good condition camper that was being sold for $500.

The picture you see here are the first set of windows we picked up today. They are Andersen casement windows, top of the line, and that big one? It’s 83″x 48″. It is at least a $600-800 window of we had to purchase it new. One of the windows has some fog in between the panes. No worries. Maybe we use it in on the north end of the house, or maybe we don’t need to use it at all, based on the amount of offers we’re getting for building salvage.

Tomorrow, we’re going to see more windows and interior and exterior doors with Schlage locks already installed. The future weeks will bring more goodies as I continue to get the word out about what we’re doing.

And BOY, are people interested in it. They want to learn about cordwood masonry, so people are already asking us if they can volunteer to work on Tiny in order to learn the technique. Um, YES. YES you can.

This is gearing up to be quite a thing.

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