Today I’m gonna talk about some updates for the tiny house homestead.
I’m Craig and if you’re new to my channel, I’m in the process of moving my self built tiny house out to some property I own in rural Washington. My channel documents that process and some of the tinker projects I do along the way.
As of right now, the property is paid for, we have a well that is dug, we put in a road for better access, our septic system is installed, and as of this week… our electrical system just got hooked to the grid!
Logistically the move has been taking significantly longer than I expected. This is my first time acting as a general contractor on a project of this magnitude and there has been a bit of a learning curve, especially in regard to timelines.
Digging the trenches got delayed for several months by the winter weather. This put a halt on pretty much everything. Once springtime hit, the trenches were finished, and we got to work on the well while our septic system was getting installed.
Then it was time for power. It took about 2 months from the submission of the paperwork to the PUD, to the point where our system was tied to the grid.
Now that we have power, the next steps are to get the well functioning and to build a pump house for our well components and our water filtration system. I also need to put down a concrete slab where I can park the tiny house and put it up on jacks.
Once this stuff is complete, I’ll hire a transport company to pull the tiny house out to the property. In the meantime, I’m planning on going back to work for a while. We are debt free, but this project has drained a good chunk of my savings, and I want to put more money aside for future projects on the property. We have big plans for this place, and they are gonna cost some money.
One project in particular that I’m looking forward to will utilize some of the granite we have all over this property. I want to use the stones to make some gardening walls, and a small off grid cottage up on the hill. I picked up a heavy duty masonry drill and some tools for working with granite that I’ll showcase in future videos.