I am very interested in building a tiny house 200-250 sq ft on a trailer so we can live in it and have the freedom to travel. We have land to put it on with water, septic and electric on it. (my parents land where they live with 12 acres). We would then sell our almost 2000 sq ft home and live in this full time. (I am thinking after DD1 is off to college so we will just have the 2 kids and dh and I)
Has anyone done it with 2 kids? They will be 12 and 14 ish by this time. If so do you have pointers? Things you wish you would have done differently? Things that were perfect and you were so glad you did? My parents home is almost 4000 sq ft so we have the option to spread out if needed and we work the farm all summer long so are rarely in the house till after dark. They have wanted us to move out there to help with finances so this would be perfect as we would still have our own space but will be able to provide the help they need as they get older.
I would have it hook up like a camper so we can travel with it and I want a storage tank for water in one of the lofts as well as a gray tank but want a incinerator toilet or compost or something. I don't want to have to worry about sewage if at all possible. One big concern is we live in Iowa and how do I prevent plumbing freezes in these harsh winters? I know heat tape but I know this winter that has not been cutting it for people that I know living in mobile homes.
This has been a dream for the last couple years but just trying to see if this is something we could really pull off.
Any stories, advice, pictures very appreciated! : )