Posts Tagged With: Out for a drive

Our new home site in Santa Fe

Well, we’re pretty much all set up at our new tiny house site in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   The new site is such a huge improvement over our last site.  We had neighbors on both sides in Prescott, and when your house is small it’s nice to be able to go outside and not be super close to the neighbors.

I thought I would share some more photos and a video from the move, as well as share photos of our new site.

Here’s a video of the Tiny House driving down the road:

We wish we would have fastened a chair on the back deck for the drive… and Shane had the idea of putting a dummy or mannequin sitting in it.  That would have been hilarious!  Or even a little stuffed cat curled up on the chair….  I think we got enough funny looks as it was, that might have caused an accident…

Driving under a freeway in Albuquerque.

Driving toward Santa Fe nearing the end of a long day on the road.

Pulling up the driveway into our new house site! This was the worst part of road on the entire drive and Shane’s truck did great in 4WD.

We got a dump truck full of gravel on Tuesday and unloaded that at our site to create a gravel path and patio.  So awesome because the gravel was free – haul off from a job of Shane’s in Santa Fe.

The house in place at our new site outside of Santa Fe.

We took care to keep most of the natural landscape (rabbitbrush and chollas) and then we added a gravel patio and path, as well as some rock edging.  Our cars are parked about 150 feet away, which is nice actually, having open landscaped space all around the house.

There was a lot of infrastructure work to be done prior to moving the house here: water, power, and graywater drainage.  we don’t have sewer (incinerating toilet) and that is great, because hooking up a sewer line would have been a lot of work.  You can read more about the infrastructure in a previous post here.

We did a family portrait for Christopher and Merete’s project Tiny: The Movie and here are some shots from that:

Family portrait: Take 1

Family Portrait: Take 2

Family Portrait: Take 3

Hope all is well with everyone!  I am working on drafting our plans and will make those available for sale on our site.  We’ll also try to put together an open house soon for folks in the area.

allez, au revoir,




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Clothesline Tiny Home moved successfully to Santa Fe!

Well, the move went perfectly!  couldn’t have been better.  very uneventful.  almost boring!  especially for me, the “follow car”.  I did take about 187 photos to keep myself entertained…  No damage to windows or drywall… or anything!  it traveled perfectly.  Shane said it went so much better than he thought it would, didn’t need to stress out beforehand afterall.

starting out in the morning…

and I made a fun little time lapse video of the drive:

Shane said we got 26 thumbs up, 8 photos taken, two surfs up, and one peace sign from fellow travelers on the road.  The trip from Prescott, AZ to Santa Fe is just under 500 miles and typically takes about 8 hours but it took us close to 12.  Of course, some of this time was giving impromptu tours whenever we stopped to gas up!  I was not expecting this, but there was a lot of interest in the Tiny House.  Unfortunately, we had 3-4 crates on the floor and all our plants in the shower, so it wasn’t really at top tour readiness!

plants stored in the shower for the drive

crates full of dishes, books, etc. on the floor for the move

This was definitely the easiest move I have ever done!  Very little packing!  I kept thinking I was forgetting something…  but it’s all in the house!  getting up the driveway to our property was the hardest, and then after a bit of four wheeling, we had the house in place.  We’ll be taking photos of our new site soon, the house looks SO cute nestled in among the pinions and junipers, and it’s really nice being close to Shane’s parents.

Until then, here are a few more trip highlight photos:

driving the house…

going under the freeways in Albuquerque…

finally arrived at the new site…

Hope all is well with everyone!  thanks for the well wishes for our move!  and FYI, our internet and phone coverage will be spotty until we get set up with a new provider that has coverage in the new location…

take care,





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Tiny House on the Move…

good morning world…  woke up at 5:50am this morning.  very unusual for me.  I’m always surprised at how many other people get up this early!

we’re all hitched up and ready to move the house from Prescott, AZ to Santa Fe… just under 500 miles.  takes 8 hours in a car, but we imagine it will take a bit longer as we’ll be driving slowly with the house.Image

it’s so different to move with the Tiny House.  I keep thinking of things I need to pack…  “oh I need to make sure I bring my earplugs.  oh yeah, we’re bringing the whole house.”  or: “oh, too bad we won’t sleep in our bed for a while.  no, wait, we’re bringing the whole house.”  quite easy actually!  but we haven’t gotten on the road yet…  haha.

we’ll take photos and post the move after we get there.  take care everyone!

– Carrie

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Out for a Drive – Part III – Our finished Tiny House

We took video footage of our tiny house out on the road a month ago and we finally got it edited and uploaded for you all to watch:

I mentioned this in past blog posts, but watching the house pull out of the shop was one of the proudest moments of my life!  It was like watching our child perform on the big stage!  (Metaphorically speaking, of course.  We don’t have any children.  Just Rio, our terrier – and he doesn’t do any stage shows as of yet.)  So much work and effort and stress and plans and dreams all finished up and out in the big world.  It was heartwarming.

I was the follow car and it was so funny to see all the rubbernecking as we drove down the road.  Everyone either whipped their head around or flew to the rearview mirror to catch a glimpse of our house going down the road.

I did a longer post about taking the house out for a drive back here

Next up: we’ll do some interior tours and photos.

Hope all is well!

– Carrie   (and Shane – who edited all the video footage and created this really cool movie!)

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Tiny House Progress: Moving Day, News Interview, and Interior Photos

Hello everyone!

Today has been a big day!  this morning we had an interview with the ABC channel 15 morning show from Phoenix.  It was very fun.  I’ll let you know when the segment airs and I’ll post it here too.

Also… we moved the house to our new site!  So exciting.  Feels quite surreal.  All the work, all the time, now it’s done and we can move in.

First, the interview photos: (I was going to film the anchorman filming us… but that seemed awkward.)

Getting interviewed by ABC channel 15 morning show.

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Tiny House: Out for a Drive – Part II

We took the house out for a spin on Saturday and it was glorious!  Watching it pull out of the shop into the sunlight… I felt so proud!  For those of you new to our journey, we bought our trailer at the end of February, worked out the design at the end of February / beginning of March, and built our own custom designed Tiny House in ten weeks.  We’re moving out of our 2BR-2BA rental house into the new 200sf tiny house this week on Wednesday.  We’re parking it on a residential lot here in Prescott, AZ for $300 per month, including all utilities.  That’s a savings of about $800 a month.

Without further ado, here’s a photo of the house out of the shop:

Taking the house out for a drive.

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