2. Draw out all flooring plans earlier than you begin the work, and do not forget about particulars like electrical shops and lighting fixtures.

Fisher putting up the walls of the wagon

On this picture, Stefanie Fisher, one other residence proprietor I spoke to, is placing up the partitions of her wagon.

Stefanie Fisher/My Tiny Wagon


A number of of the householders I interviewed burdened the significance of getting a plan that outlines the place every thing goes.

Stefanie Fisher, a former realtor who spent $15,000 constructing an 84-square-foot tiny cellular residence, advised me a flooring plan allowed her to construct furnishings with out losing house.

Based mostly on her prior expertise residing in a van, Fisher knew how restricted house could possibly be and wished to make sure that she may match all she wanted into her wagon.

An in depth plan may help to keep away from any potential renovation regrets, too.

Katy Krebs, a Texas mom of two who turned a shed right into a household residence with $16,000, mentioned the ground plan ought to specify the little particulars — together with the place {the electrical} shops and lighting fixtures might be.

“We wished our AC within the bed room, however it ended up being in the lounge,” Krebs mentioned. She did not like the truth that she now had a giant galvanized pipe on her porch, however advised me that it was a reminder to have issues drawn out earlier than beginning work.

By Chiki