We have been the proud owners of two little homes just over a month. My uncle sold us his old home (Tiny Home) and his old “shed” (Teeny Tiny Home). Both houses are on the same lot. Tiny Home is a two bedroom one bath of that is 782 square feet of 1950’s goodness. It is adorned with many original features including the hardwood floors and other vintage goodness I will share once the current renters move out. Tiny Home will soon be our new residence.
|--This is Tiny Home--|
|--And This is Teeny Tiny --|
Teeny Tiny Home is a one bedroom, one bath home that is 481 square feet. My dad decided to move back to
Boise from Arizona and he got the idea of living in
Teeny Tiny Home a.k.a Uncle G’s former garden shed. This little house was dusty, dirty and not
really a live-able space. It certainly and would not qualify for a home loan if
You have to know my dad to understand his logic (or lack there of). He is a bit of a drifter and has lived with many people and various living situations over the years and living in this little home seemed like an ideal situation. He didn’t really ask to live there, he just kind of made the plan and started moving forward with it and my uncle (his brother) was kind enough to go along with it.
We are grateful we now have a little place where my dad can call his own and he can tinker and attempt to fix up the place. He has painted the inside, put down re-claimed laminate flooring in the bedroom and kitchen, replaced the front screen door and attempted to get the plumbing in order.
This weekend we took it upon ourselves to do our first project at Teeny Tiny. The house was in rough repair when Dad moved in and still needs a ton of work. But since we have been out of work and funds are tight (especially since we bought the property outright) we have had a slow start at helping my dad get the house back in working order. It finally warmed up enough to be able to clear the sewer line. We think it may have been clogged with tree roots. My step-sister Amber came to the rescue with her giant motorized auger/snake. Thank You Amber!!!
It was a life saver, we now have a working out-flow to the sewer! Yeah for sewer drainage!!
|The hole to the sewer line...|
|Dad and the hubs trying to figure out the massive snake.|
|The Hubs getting Handy!|
|The kids wanting to help, but instead getting super muddy!|
|I was the cheerleader, kid wrangler and hose re-winder/washer.|
|Dad operated the snake with the foot pedal.|
|The kids are going to have a lot of fun in this weeded yard!|
Happy Home Fixer-upping!