Changing Plans, Changing Directions, and Changing Our Minds!

I know it has been a long time since our last post, but that is because a LOT has happened and changed since then!

Aaron and I(with lots of help from my family) have been searching for the perfect trailer to be the base of our house for a few months now. Sadly, we have had no luck!

Everything is either the wrong dimensions, doesn’t have all the featured needed, or is out of our price range. What to do?

Running out of time to order the SIPs and feeling stressed, we decided to re-evaluate a few of the options we originally tossed. These included buying a park model and sprucing it up, changing our trailer length to something shorter, and buying a already started tiny house.

Aaron and Leah

Before we had made a decision, a new option popped up out of the blue!

What if we took a mobile home-type building and remodeled it into a tiny house? The trailer is made to have a building on it, they are made to be moved if needed, and if we bought one used it should be within our trailer budget!

The idea was brought on when my mother and her business partner were researching buildings to expand UnkamenSupplies into. They came upon a dealer of used contractors trailers and loved what they saw! They came home and told us all about it and we got thinking that maybe we could use one too.

After much consideration, we said yes to the trailer!

This one, to be exact:


(Sorry for the low picture quality, it was raining when we looked at it)

It is longer and wider than our original plans, so we have lots of space to work with now! It also has a HVAC system that we can use, the framing should be solid and it has a EPDM roof that should hold up until we have time to re-do it with something prettier:-)

These last few moths have been exciting, stressful, and busy with all of these changes, but we are excited to get things moving for real now!