Designing a tiny Home

Roughly 6m2 wood (pine) for the roof and floor is purchased together with linseed-oil and glue for the wallpapers. This weekend will be intense carpentry, and I discoverd the local second hand with a universe of recourses. Stainless-steel sink for 35 KR and a gas-stove that I did a final bid at for 335 KR on the online auction-site “Tradera”. Designprocess is getting started and using the principles of permaculture when trying to fullfill my needs on a 3m2 space that is “The pearl”. LED-spotligts are going up in the roof and the hysterical wallpapers with flowers are ready to decorate the walls as a substitute for that fact that I will be missing a real-life garden.



From Jönköping to Kramfors

First roadtrip was launched in the most wonderful spring weather. Egg-sandwiches by a lake, trying out the casett-player with an old recorded band from when my mother was sailing the mediterranean, visit old villages and spooky campingsites. Engine was loud due to lack of inslation and the window slide down every now and then, but she carried me all the 75 miles up north without a doubt. Thursday I arrive to Kramfors, a small odd little town, were I will stay with my dear friend Carl that studies furniture carpentry at the wood academy. I introduced myself to my home for the future weeks with the usual rituals. Spouts are set to soak, sourdough started, bread baked, eggs boiled. Finally time to start building.

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Getting to know “The pearl”

Work all winter, save money, get restless, gathere belongings and courage and buy a van. Time to start a new chapter.

4,7 m long and 2,4 m tall she is indeed a pearl, but the measurements are all I could ask for. In order to pass as a passenger car on the road taxes or ferries your vehicle witll have to be underneath 5,5 m. The Mercedes 508 wich I started out looking for are usually six meter long and very heavy metal giants (Good home: Bad vehicle).

Light, short, high and can stand on a average parkinglot and not draw to much attention. The pearl is all I could wish for. Past owner built a enormus of bed from particle boards and impregnated wood, occupying the whole floor. This and the miniature bed above is coming out in order to make the space more flexible.

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The top of the roof is a home-built story and made of glassfiber, the weak point of the construction being the edge – Potential moist entering. After hours of scrubbing and climbing I got most of the grey moss off and measured the roof for the solarpanels that is currently being shipped from U.K. First time to really observe my purchase. I now have the measurements to start working on the design. Next big step: Demolition.