There are really, only, two different kinds of tiny house people: Those who BUILD and PRAY, and those who PRAY to BUILD. And, since most people cannot stomach the kind of stress that comes with investing time and money into the unknowns of tiny house homeownership, those who PRAY to BUILD therefore define the un-tapped tiny house buyers (or builders) market.
|The framing for my tiny houses is done at my build site in Tacoma Washington.|
|Once you have a few nice exterior photos of your tiny house, it's time to start networking!|
|Yes, it's true, I DO most of the work myself.|
In a nutshell, I didn’t have any problems at all. It took a bit of work, sure, but using the resources that already exist as well as some good-old-fashioned pavement pounding: I was actually able to finally pick from several parking options.
|This building lot, in my town, costs over $200,000!|
Most of us have "circles of influence". Those are groups of people you work with, your family, your neighbors, close friends, club members, PTA, etc.... (or in my case, bartenders....lol....) While not all of them may share your enthusiasm for tiny houses, they may have never thought of hosting a tiny house in their backyard as a method to earn extra money. Telling everyone you know that you're looking is a great way of expanding your search beyond the internet. Ask them, what do they need help with? Yard work? Babysitting? Animal care? They may not have a space, or interest, but they quite likely know of someone who does.
|Friends have the best ideas!|
In a nutshell, get out there and knock on doors and ASK people. They’ll likely be your neighbors so a little hand-flesh-pressing is good for neighbor relations and shows that you are genuine and personable.
|Our first moving day for My Tiny Perch.|
|Our 2nd Moving Day, getting close now!|
|So beautiful. So quiet. So proud.|
My first spot I found by posting an “In Seek Of…” on the local community Facebook page. My current spot I found by networking with local friends who owned large plots of land. And I couldn’t be happier.