Planning

Aside from simply being incredibly excited to enter a miniatures contest, I have to fully admit to being entirely obsessed with the planning stage of things.

I’ve finished a floor plan in both Powerpoint and on graph paper, and now I have begun drawing all of the walls out full-size on graph paper to better visualize how exactly things will be cut, as well as provide for minimal waste.  The foam core and initial floor boards have been purchased.  I am ready to go!

Today I thought I would share some of my primary sources of inspiration for this build.  To begin, I am fascinated by the trailers built by Molecule Tiny Homes:

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(All photos copyright Molecule Tiny Homes)

They have captured my interest in particular because a) they have included stairs in their tiny home builds, and b) they have full bathrooms, even if the tubs are incredibly small.  They also have video tours of some of their builds.

Another great inspiration for this build comes from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

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(all photos copyright Tumbleweed Tiny House Company; from L-R: Fencl [1 & 2], Walden, Lusby [4 & 5])

Not only do they provide images of floor plans on their website, the photos above are of decorated homes giving a better idea of what it might be like to live in one.  I’ve drawn a little design inspiration from them, as well as appreciated some of their decor.  As I make further decisions throughout the build, it will definitely be fascinating to see how these images influence my choices.

Both of these sites have really pushed inspiration for my Undersized Urbanite build, and I am very excited to see how it turns out!