Sustainable NE Seattle,
First, hello! I'm Henry and this is my first post on these forums. I've been to a few Sustainable NE Seattle events, and am inspired by the work this group is doing. I actually borrowed a nailgun from the Tool Library to do some of the work on the project below. :-)
I’m in the final stages of building my own tinyhouse - a very small home built on a trailer. The windows, door, most of the framing lumber, and other odds and ends were salvaged, and I think of this project as very much aligned with Sustainable NE Seattle's vision. A picture of the 90% complete exterior of the tinyhouse is attached to this ad - check it out! It'll look better by the time it's ready to move.
I’m looking for someone to host it who lives within a few miles of Ravenna (where my sweetheart lives) and UW. If you’re interested, please read on!
What l need
The tinyhouse itself is 8’6” x 18’, and I’ll need a relatively flat space to park it on your lot. It draws no more than 15amps of electricity, so a single extension cord is all I’ll need to power it. It takes a hose for water, which I’ll insulate for the winter. And finally, I’ll need to drain the greywater from the sink and shower, and will design a site-specific greywater drainage system.
I’ll be living in this tinyhouse half-time, and I hope to rent it on AirBnB about once a week. I will be as conscientious as I possible of you, the host, and the host neighborhood as I do so.
I’m hoping to move it sometime around December 1st, and to keep it on site until June or July.
What I can offer
I’m happy to offer up to $300 a month for hosting me and this little house. Mostly through this project I’m becoming a decent handyman, and I’m already a good bicycle mechanic, and would be happy to do a work-trade for a portion of the monthly rent if you’d like.
Who am I?
I’m a student at the University of Washington (I study mechanical engineering), and I run a small electric and cargo bike business called LionTail Cycles. I’m interested in community living, spirituality, sustainability, bicycles, good food, and so much more. I have many personal references, and would be happy to provide them on request!
I’m also looking for a space to work on bicycles. It would need to be at least 150 square feet, dry, have a wide entryway, and some natural light. Please see this ad for more information! It would be incredible to find a single host for both the tinyhouse and a workshop. :-)
If you’re interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can have a more fully-fleshed conversation to find out if it’s a fit. Thank you for reading!
Any luck finding a place yet?
If not, I would be happy to share your post on Sustainable NE Seattle' Facebook page- would that be OK? I would love to have you at our home in Ravenna, but we have no driveway or spot to put your tiny house.