Welcome to our tiny house blog where we hope to chronicle this adventure from start to finish.
My girlfriend Kendra and I (Dan), have embarked on this project to give us our own private living space outside the main communal house. We're in our mid 20s and live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Both the constraints of our rather small lot and our interest in living simply led us down the tiny home path. Both of us have zero background in construction so we're learning as we go with generous amounts of help from the internet and our local library. It will definitely be a challenging road ahead but we think we can do it!
So we've decided on a 12x10' concrete slab on grade insulated with 2" rigid foam.
The photo above shows our progress thus far clearing the land (including that giant tree mass pictured) and digging footers and raising the slab height level and 6" above grade. Judicious amounts of tamping later, there it stands.
Next step is to layout the foam, support it with rebar or lumber so it acts as a concrete form, then start pouring concrete. We'll be bringing in an electric mixer and mixing bagged concrete; hopefully that works out fine.
Not a great picture but here's what the concrete covered yard used to look like over there (and me cutting up a door for a work bench project)