5. What was the toughest part of the build?
a. I am an architect, and I have actual construction background. Even so, when you dig in to any building project, there is always a lot more to it than you imagine. Conceptually, you may know how a building goes together. But the actual execution of cutting and nailing every discreet piece takes infinitely longer than the animation you might have playing in your mind. And if you are looking to build a Tiny building yourself, plan in a LOT of runs to the hardware and lumber store. If you forget one small item, which you will, this means another road trip. Luckily, my wife was awesome, and willing to make runs as long as I kept hammering away.
b. The other part that was a challenge was just the time that it took, in terms of weekends. You have to stay on a project like this. If you lose a weekend, you will lose two, and that could become a month. You have to keep the momentum, or you’re cooked. And, this has to be you one hobby. Forget your novel, forget your trips to Asheville, forget your brewery tour you had scheduled with old friends – not to put too fine a point on it, but this is going to be your “thing” for a while.