For over two years now Pete and I have become immersed in tiny houses. When we first learned of Jay Shafer’s tiny houses there was the initial excitement and intrigue of people living in such a small space. Then we started to seriously consider whether we too could live in a tiny space that allowed us to be mobile if necessary and just live differently. We started, as I’m sure most tiny house obsessed folks start, be digesting as much information as we could find about tiny houses. Our first obsession started with Evan and Gabby’s blog and down the rabbit hole we went.
We started building back in May of this year and have been working on the tiny house in some way every weekend since. I hadn’t realized that burnout set in, until last weekend when the rain kept us inside. We had a fire going in the wood stove and we spent the weekend cooking, reading, talking, streaming movies and T.V. It was at that point that I realized how enjoyable it was to spend the weekend not having to accomplish anything. To simply have downtime is quite a luxury.
This is definitely not the time to be experiencing burnout, especially when the tiny house lacks a roof and snow is on the way! This weekend is supposed to be decent weather and so we will get back into work mode and try to get a roof on the tiny house. While we need to keep working to at least get the house ready for winter, it is also important to enjoy some downtime from time to time to avoid burnout in the first place.
Happy tiny house building everyone! 🙂