So the whole time we were building the tiny house I read books and as many build stories as I could find. I read about this trouble and that issue that people had, but nowhere did I read about birds. This is our addition to the ever growing list of tiny house troubles.
I was finally able to get the tiny ready to move to North Carolina. So off to the build site I went. I started checking it out to make sure it was road worthy when I found a small issue.I know the bird didn’t know what she was building her nest on, but it did cause me to delay the whole process. As you can see, a little bird decided to build a nest and lay her eggs.
I know the bird didn’t know what she was building her nest on, but it did cause me to delay the whole process. As you can see, a little bird decided to build a nest and lay her eggs.
I just couldn’t bring myself to remove the nest, so this was going to delay us moving the tiny for at least a few weeks.
While I was waiting for the baby birds to hatch and clear the nest, I turned my attention to getting the tiny registered.
As you know, I purchased the tiny as a shell from a builder in Texas who was trying to start a tiny house company. The trailer he built our house on was an old homemade farm trailer. Here is where my troubles began. Texas does not assign VIN numbers to farm trailers, they only register them. So in order to get my house registered, I have to have a VIN assigned to it. I called the closest State Trooper office to me and asked about getting a VIN assigned to my trailer. I was told that I needed to have it inspected and then they would assign a VIN. The only problem is that I needed to bring the house to the Troop headquarters. The problems just keep piling up. I drive a Jeep. There’s no way that it would be able to tow the tiny house. So in order to bring the house to get inspected, I had to break down and buy a tiny house hauler.
The cost of owning a tiny house just keeps growing. But that’s ok. I really like the truck. We took it on a road trip to scout out the parking spot at my daughter’s house, and it rode like a dream. It drinks diesel like sweet tea, but what a ride. We spent three weeks in North Carolina and took it everywhere.
Now I just need to get it to the State Police so they can assign a VIN, then it’s ready for its big adventure. We can not wait for this to be over and are so ready to spend some time in the tiny house.
Stay tuned for more. I’m sure the troubles will continue.