A friend turned me on to this annual event in Mesa, Az. I signed up early, thinking I would finish the tiny home well before the show. Not. Though I have made considerable progress of late.
I count the exhibit as a resounding success! Even won an award! As the day drew to a close, I found my feet aching, my eyes blurring, and my voice failing from speaking with so, so many people. I was reminded that many shows are two or even three days long. My heart skipped a beat!
This tiny home incorporates a living space in a true, tiny and mobile platform. Now, the fact that that platform is a 4 x 12 foot floor space on a 4 x 8 foot trailer frame, can be difficult to swallow until you realize a third of the space is a slide-out. The slide-out, the fish pond, and garden were, for most totally unexpected. And they were really excited with the unusual ways I was able to integrate the various components to make living possble.
The Tiny Home was equipped with it’s own power supply, happily that never wavered all day, and into the night.
My fridge kept my left-over pizza plenty cold so I could snack throughout the day. And the microwave performed flawlessly, heating that pizza up as needed.
In the very near future, I will be bringing my own design for a solar power plant on line. It too, was a point of both confusion, and admiration to many who asked what the crazy contraption was.
And finally, there will be the cleanup, with the human-powered clothes washer. Hmm. Maybe next time I’ll use