Help Build Jill A Tiny House

$450 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 14 months
JB
Jill Bottger
on behalf of Dianna Hardwick
 ARCATA, CA
Ok, so I (Dianna) am updating this storey because the 5th wheel is long gone. What you now see pictured is the actual tiny house 75% complete.

We still need to get: 
A shower enclosure
Interior walls insulation
Interior walls paneling
Flooring 
Lighting
Stove pipe for wood stove

Thankfully there are still things I can do to get the house closer to finishing without purchasing more supplies, because we are tapped financially currently.  We will get it done eventually, I'm hoping for the end of October.
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So this just happened! We finally ordered the flatbed trailer, the foundation for the tiny house. It is 7x24'
My cousin and his wife have been working on donations all the way over in Minnesota, and have scored the most amazing triple paned windows! The entire house is being designed around them. We have about 10 weeks before the trailer will be ready, so now is the big push for donations of all/any kind. Thank you for supporting us in this wild adventure. We cannot wait to give my Mother the keys to her new home!
Trailer purchase
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PHASE 2 has launched! Mom (Jill) is forever out of the RV trailer and is temporarily in the house next door to me, our rental. TIME is now ticking! We finally got into the house last Saturday to discover that fridge was broke, heater’s broke, carpets were filthy (and needed to be cleaned twice!) She doesn’t have any propane yet which fuels her hot water, cooktop, and heater. She does have a nice woodstove (which has had a perpetual fire since last Saturday!) and she is warm and dry. Halleluiah!
I wish she could stay in the rental forever, however this unit helps pay our mortgage for our home and property. We are taking a huge step of faith, knowing we are doing the right thing, so now I need to hussle it!
We hope to empty out the RV and get it on the market this week, but with all the snow we’ve been getting lately, it won’t be moving off the hill anytime soon. The funds for the RV, in addition to what we can raise by donations will go for her tiny house trailer to begin with. Then we will advance to PHASE 3-starting the build!
Thank you everyone who donated early, you so helped keep the faith and we love you for it!!!
RV 5th wheel
My house, Mom's rental is 2 story
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Hey everyone, first of all I want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated already, right before Christmas too! I know that must have been a sacrifice and I cannot tell you how much that means to my mom, and really all of us. 
I really need to get her out of that 5th wheel asap, and get it off our property because her current home is deteriorating at a rapid rate now. 
I have estimated the largest cost of the overall project will be the trailer the tiny house gets built on. Lately I've been wishing I could just gut her current 5th wheel & use that trailer, but the reality is she needs her home until her new one is complete. 
I feel like we are off to a great start! We already have the land, hook-ups, friends & family prayers & support, and funds are trickling in. I have a good amount of supplies on the property that will serve as salvage materials; some roofing, some lumber, a toilet, a sliding glass door, a picture window, odds & ends of hardware. It will be tiny house quilt made of hardware, a genuine labor of love.
My husband and I have built a 30 x 40 pole barn from the ground up, and have basic carpentry skills. I wanted to share with you all the original plans that got me thinking about building my mom a home of her very own. 
I hope to purchase the trailer and begin framing it up as much as I can well before summer when my family comes to help. My goal is to have this complete by the end of summer 2017.
Thank you all for any support you are able to provide. Prayers, money, and sharing the cause are all appreciated. 
Don't know why all my pics came in sideways, they are straight in my files, so my apologies.
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So the rains have come and the leak over the bed was troublesome so I decided to spray some flexseal over the bed. What a mistake that was. Now the fumes have kept me out of the trailer for four nights. I stayed with my daughter but when I went back it still really smelled. Now I really don't know what to do. Had I known my son in law was going to tarp I never would have done that. Too late. So I've lived on Will and Dianna's property since 2007 and if you notce my shed you can see how the bear came and tore it all up to get to the dog food I kept in there. That was in 2014 and then in 2015 another bear decided he wanted something in the shed too and ripped it up pretty good. Well Will and his cousin just fixed it right up. Just waiting for the next bear now.
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Raised by 8 people in 14 months
Created December 8, 2016
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Tracey Stepuszek
14 months ago
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I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that this project ends up being the best thing ever. Love you Jill.

$100
Dianna Hardwick
14 months ago
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just the start! so thankful for everyone who has pitched in already, and who will be in the future.

$25
Anonymous
14 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
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$50
Juliet Bond
14 months ago
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I love you!

TB
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Thomas Bottger
14 months ago
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Heard 10 minutes ago that there was an earthquake off your coast. Y'all good?

DB
$100
David Bottger
14 months ago

Love you Sis and wish it could be more.

LK
$25
Leah Kintner
14 months ago

Woo hoo - I ope I can visit the tiny house!

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