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Overgrown-Lot

A Little Q&A

People get really excited when I mention that David and I are building a tiny house (obviously, it’s going to be awesome). Naturally, a lot of questions follow. Here is some common Q&A:

How did you find the land?

On Redfin. We were casually looking for land in DC not expecting to find anything. We saw this random alley lot for super cheap and decided to contact a realtor about it. Because of the price we assumed it was probably a parking lot or something and that it wouldn’t be buildable, but Kim (realtor) told us that the zoning laws in DC would be changing in the fall and would allow building on alley lots like this one. We did some research, confirmed what she knew, and decided to go for it.

Will the house be on wheels?

No. Our plan (if everything pans out*) is to build on a foundation and connect to utilities. This is so we can claim this as our primary residence. This article explains the legality of tiny houses in DC and why it couldn’t be our primary residence if it was on wheels.

*If it doesn’t, then mobile tiny house it is!

How tiny are you going?

Definitely larger than a typical tiny house. While we want to downsize tremendously, I’m not down with sleeping lofts and David and I both want a decent sized kitchen and master bath. We started working with the awesome architects at Kube to help us design something to fit our needs and have already seen the floor plans. It’s exciting stuff! I’ll be posting about that soon.

What will be the hardest thing to get rid of?

Certain things from our families and childhood; toys, furniture, knick-knacks. Pretty typical. Ideally, we’ll incorporate the most sentimental things somehow, but will have to re-home the rest :(.

What will you do when you fight/have to fart?

Same as always: blame David.

If you have another question not listed here, I’d love to hear it! Post a comment below or on Capital Society’s Facebook page.

Featured Image: Our overgrown lot, aka Jumanji.

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