Saturday, November 29, 2014

Helping Hands

Today I had the opportunity to help a fellow tiny houser - Danielle. I learned a bit about flooring, sanding, and roofing. It was great to meet people who share the same goals! She started with at 24' trailer and built from the ground up. She is doing a unique roof so that both her daughter and her can have room to stand in the two loft areas! It was great seeing different ideas take shape and what tools I will need when I start!

Quick update on my build: I have found a small acreage that is allowing me to live and build! It is about a 25 min drive to work as well as downtown San Diego in unincorporated San Diego County. A family lives on the acreage in a big house but there is plenty of space! They also have chickens, a horse, and they are building a small fruit orchard. I have also decided to register my house as an RV. It will help staying legal in regards to zoning laws in California. My next two big decisions are what composting toilet to buy and what solar panel system I should get!

Next week I will be doing less tiny house planning and more Navy learning. My ship is going out to sea for the first time in 16 months. We just finished out midlife overhaul - receiving a new Aegis Baseline 9 combat system. The system helps the ship with air defense, ballistic missile defense, surface warfare and undersea warfare capabilities. Our sea time will give us an opportunity to run our engineering plant and knock off any rust that still lingers from our yard period! I can't wait to be on the bridge sailing out into the deep blue sea!

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