The moment the walls of a home are hoisted up for the first time just might be the moment in which you know it is really happening. If you’re building your own home, it is undeniably one of the most gratifying moments of the entire process. Our walls may be pretty tiny, but helping raise them up into place was a pretty big feeling.
With this tiny house class being the first of its kind here at UGA, saying that we are ‘playing things by ear’ could actually be a bit of an understatement, but I have to say that after being in the class for a few weeks now, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Many of the decisions regarding materials, floor plan, etc. are ongoing from week to week and our professors are doing a great job of making us feel influential and included on these decisions. Just last week the floor plan was completely revamped and the order put in for our tiny shower.
Each Thursday (our big workdays in which the bulk of the actual construction happens) has been a trial in creativity, ingenuity, and plain will power in trying to piece this house together.
Each week in this class offers something new and exciting…and I think that its safe to say that as a student, you are not always able to say that about your classes. For me, a tiny house construction class is exactly the type of thing I dreamt about as a kid when thinking about what college could possibly be like. That is exactly what happened in the case of our class- one whimsical idea turned into an awesome reality.
Tiny House, Big Progress.
—Student Blog Post // Taylor Cotton // Horticulture Student, Construction Amateur, Proud Student of Tiny House Class at the University of Georgia