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$987
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 31 2015 9:32 PM UTC +00:00
$987
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 31 2015 9:32 PM UTC +00:00

About

About this project

From YouTube to Tiny House Nation on FYI, the tiny house movement is sweeping across the nation and becoming increasingly popular, and for good reasons too. Tiny homes offer many benefits and you'll typically hear more common reasons, such as financial freedom, less clutter, more control and management of your time, etc. For those who are willing to give it a shot and are intrigued by this lifestyle, you will find that anyone can do it with the right knowledge and instruction.

That is what I am proposing to offer, a good example and comprehensive instructions on how to do it yourself with little or no experience and ifor less than $10,000! I will be producing DIY Book and DVD on building a tiny home which will include plans and graphic renderings of the project.

Planning

The planning phase has already begun with this project. I have researched tiny homes extensively. There are several things to consider when making the transition to a tiny home. How much space is needed and how do we use space effectively? What type of trailer do you need? What about laws and building codes? Bottom line costs and estimates? These are just a few things that I have researched and planned out for this project. For this project, I will be setting a firm budget of $10,000 from start to finish. I have put together several estimates and anticipated many costs for this project including the trailer, building materials, fees and appliances. This is no easy task, but it can be accomplished with the help of friends, family, penny pinching and plenty of sweat. With a little help from Kickstarter backers and Kicking It Forward, I hope this goal can be reached.

Preparation

Before construction starts, all aspects of the project need to be prepared. This includes finances, build location, acquiring materials and careful documenting of the process. I am well prepared and have many of the resources needed to complete this project which includes the actual tiny house build and development of the DIY guide. The major component that is missing from the preparation of this project is the finances. With your help, we can accomplish this and move forward towards successful completion.

Construction

This is where the fun really begins! The duration of the construction phase will take about 6 months. This is a realistic expectation for the scope and size of the project for one or two people. Brief videos will be posted on YouTube periodically during the construction phase, giving an update and progress report for this project. Anticipated date of completion for this project will be July 2015.

Completion

This is the final stage of the project and will be primarily focused on producing and editing the book and video tutorial. Considerations and reflections on the project will be made in regards to unanticipated problems, transitioning to the lifestyle and possible improvements. This will be an equally important phase of the project as my goal is to share this experience with others and provide a clear understanding of the steps, skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in similar projects.

In an nutshell, this is the project at a glance and what I hope to accomplish. I strongly believe that the tiny house movement should be embraced and taken seriously when considering the advantages on our environment, our society and an improved quality of life. This DIY project will provide an invaluable resource and instructional guide for someone who wants to get started in tiny homes. Please help make this project a reality and let's pioneer a new future together!

Risks and challenges

There are two potential challenges that will need to be considered with completing this project. The first challenge is time. Like most, I have a full-time job and hours that sometimes go beyond the normal 8-5 routine. I am extremely dedicated to this project and will be working diligently and consistently to complete it on time. Maintaining a balance between family and work will be important though.
The second challenge will be budget. The amount pledged is operating on a very lean budget. To stay within the budget, I have planned on identifying and reducing the costs through careful evaluation of needs versus wants. Although materials for this project do not have to be the cheapest in quality and price, I can put effort into finding second-hand materials or clearance items to be flexible and stay within the budget.

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