You win some, you lose some. So far, it’s been wins mostly, so my luck was bound to run out sometime. Today I drove to Olst with Koen Berendse to look at the plans for my Tiny House. And it turned out great! Daniel really understood what is important to me: a beautiful kitchen with space for a green outer wall, so I can pick my herbs right out of my kitchen window. What a brilliant idea! I love those houses with walls overgrown with ivy, like you see in England for instance. But in my case, it will be planters filled with herbs and maybe even some vegetables! Excellent idea.
So what’s the loss? The price of my Tiny House is considerably higher than I originally thought. That was a first and conservative estimate. But still… this is a hard pill to swallow. The result is that we’ll have to make a lot of budget cuts and that we can’t use high quality materials, and even then, the price is way above my limit. Truth be told, I’m not sure how to move forward from here. It’s been a long day, I’m tired from traveling and all the information I’ve received, so this is not the time to take decisions. Time will tell. Right now, I feel like having a good cry, and I feel a bit lost. Ah well, I know a solution will present itself. So, let’s put the ‘misery’ on ice for now and enjoy the plans, which I’d like to share with you!
I’m curious to know what you guys think!
- My crowdfunding campaign is off to a good start. I’ve received over 800 euros worth of donations so far, for which I’m very grateful! The campaign runs until the end of July and I’m hoping to receive 5,000 euros.
- I’ve been asked to talk about my Tiny House adventures on the Radio 1 show ‘Nachtkijkers’, this Sunday night from 2 to 6. What an honor!
- The local radio station in Langedijk ‘Compleet FM’ also wants to spend some air time on Marjolein in het klein. This Friday I’ll be interviewed and it will air on Wednesday July 15th.
- Via my Facebook page I got help in selecting a solar power installation. Peter is an electrician who wants to figure out what exactly I need and where I can get the best and cheapest deal. I’ve purchased the first part already – a convertor! Thanks for all your help, Peter!
Right, now for some couch time with a cup of tea and yes, maybe even a chocolate. I could use some comfort food. I know that these are luxury problems. I’ve got a roof over my head, food in the fridge and water from the tap. There are so many people in this world who cannot say the same! The story will continue; I don’t know how yet but that’s the thing with adventures. If you knew beforehand how it would all turn out, it wouldn’t be called an adventure. ;)