It’s been a year of firsts.
First time designing a tiny space, first time crying over DMV paperwork, first time parking a tiny house on wheels, first time leveling a trailer, first time buying a huge propane tank, first time digging a trench for graywater, first time building a compost pile in a garden, first time hauling hay in a wheelbarrow, first time pooping in a bucket, first time hearing the creaky sounds of Eucalyptus trees, first time falling asleep to the late-night moos of cows and hoots of different species of owls, first time paying off a house and owning it outright . . .
I could go on with this list of firsts, and in 2016, I expect it to grow longer. While I’ve learned a lot this year simply by doing (and making mistakes), I sense this is just the beginning, and as long as we live in this house, anything can happen.
I compiled some photos of our house from this year (you’ll also find more over a yearlong period in the gallery). A fair amount are from Instagram, so they’ll be new ones if you don’t follow me there. I’m excited to do a few projects next year, from fixing our floor to painting/pickling the interior walls and ceiling, so there’s more to come in 2016.
I’m currently in England for the holidays and have been away from the house for several weeks. It’s the second time we’ve been away from it for a long period of time, and it’s kind of like being away from a loved one. (I’d say it’s like being away from my child, but I don’t have kids.)
Happy New Year!