Hi everyone! I know I haven’t updated in a long time. Well we made it through winter finally. It is starting to get warmer in North Georgia. We had an unusually cold winter for the south. We even had some heavy snow (what we consider heavy) that kept us inside for the entire week. You may have heard about the snow that locked down Atlanta. Well we went through that. My husband and his dad had to abandon their truck and walk through the snow 8 miles to get home (they hitched a ride in a back of a truck they helped push for 3 of it though).
For the most part we stayed pretty cozy in the tiny house. The only heat source we have is a Delonghi Ceramic Heater. As long as it stayed in the 20s or 30s it worked well. Sometimes we get a little toasty in the loft! But a couple times when it was below zero we stayed up at the in laws house. The cold killed my mint plants outside and my house plants. :(
I have some good news. We finally bought a new car. We got a 2005 Mazda6. We paid for 50% of it in cash and financed the rest with a signature loan from our credit union. The payments are very reasonable. I am so glad we waited and saved our money. We couldn’t have done it without the tiny house.
(At my parents house)
Now that it’s starting to warm up again we are getting motivated to begin working on the tiny house again. And now that we don’t have to save for the car any more, we have a little more spending money. Also I am getting tired of living in an unfinished house. We recently installed flooring.
We got Trafficmaster laminate flooring for only $15 a case (on sale at Home Depot). With the underlayment we have flooring now for just over $100 total. Can’t beat that!
It was relatively easy to install. Anyone could do it. The trickiest part was making sure everything lined up. We had to cut notches out for the wheel wells. The floor looks great all finished. We put down a rug in the kitchen, in front of the door, and under our desk.
The only downside to laminate is that it isn’t very water resistant. Any spills should be cleaned up immediately. The edges can chip easily if you aren’t careful while installing. We’ll be putting down vinyl tiles in the bathroom since they are waterproof.
More updates to come soon!