Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1, 3 & 5 year goals

I've been doing a lot of research for my 5 year goals lately and I've come up with a good 5 year goal plan.

My 1 year goal is to attend a tiny house workshop, acquire a trailer for the foundation, finish the shell and begin downsizing by selling off a lot of my clutter.

My 3 year goal is to finish the interior of my tiny home, find and acquire the land to put it on, see my daughter graduate from high school and go to college and then attend bicycle mechanic training courses.

My 5 year goal is to begin and build a small bicycle repair and rental shop, work part time and volunteer in my community. I'm even thinking of designs to build a tiny bike shop on wheels!

I know these goals won't sound very ambitious to many people, but these are my goals to live out the last 2 or 3 decades of my life in a peaceful, sustainable, happy way...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ongoing tiny house planning

Wow, sorry it's been so long since my last post!  The election, holidays & life in general kind of pushed it to the side for a while, but I'm back!

I was planning on attending the Tumbleweed Workshop in Orlando at the end of the month but lack of wiggle room in my budget put the kibosh on that.  I'm thinking of attending Deek Diedricksen's workshop in April.  He's got some great ideas about how to get your materials to build for the least amount of money, I like that a lot!!
I'm still trying to decide which type of tiny house I'll be building because I still have to consider the fact that my youngest daughter may still need to live with me.  I do know I want to use solar & wind power for my electric needs...