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.

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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.