So this is where I am now. It’s finally warm weather, and I finally have some time, so I’m back to working on renovating the tiny trailer into a livable, off-grid, eco-friendly, social gathering worthy space to call home. As you might remember, I bought this trailer for less than $1,000 and was over the moon about it. I lived in it for most of October, November and December, which was not great because I made the mistake of believing the seller when he told me everything worked and it was liveable.
Anyway, I’m using a friend’s backyard to fix this thing up, and I recently noticed that under the nice, pretty wood flooring, the subfloor is rotted to hell. The trailer was originally built in 1978, and it’s really looking like the guy I bought it from did an absolutely horrible job restoring it. I think he just made everything look good and didn’t actually repair anything.
Here are some of the features I am planning to incorporate into my design:
1) Compost toilet and worm compost factory
2) Solar roof (for passive solar heating and cooling as well as natural light)
3) Garden beds for organic vegetables (probably in a pop-out section)
4) Rocket stove with heat storage in a sitting area
5) Hot tub (wood fired) for awesomeness and to release heat at night
6) Rain barrel, because I hate showering in chemical-laden city water
7) Solar panels
I do really wish I had some reliable helpers because there actually are only 24 hours in a day and maybe MAYBE two months of good weather left. Le sigh.