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Can We Turn a Shed Into a Mortgage Free Tiny House?

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Are we crazy? Maybe. Or maybe this will work and we will have an offgrid house that nurtures our souls. We have traveled the country in a van for the last few months, tried out conventional tiny homes, and lived full time in an RV for 5 months. With this much mileage and experience I don't think this one will be that hard. No electricity, no sewer, no internet, no problem. The shell comes next week and we will be working all summer on getting the inside finished. Come with us for the journey! We did the Dave Ramsey baby steps and now it feels like a good time to goof around and see just how far we can stretch! In case you have any questions about how we do what we do and any products that we swear by we have listed them all below! ↓*↓*↓*↓*↓ Click Below For More Info ↓*↓*↓*↓*↓ Want an easy way to support us? Shop at our store: http://astore.amazon.com/edibleoasisid-20?node=2&page=3 If you love what you see here, help us to keep it going by becoming part of our Patreon family: http://www.patreon.com/Dirtpatcheaven Shop my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dirtpatcheaven Nomadic RV-Living Must Haves 4 qt Pressure Cooker- http://amzn.to/2epc4ex Collapsible Steamer Basket- http://amzn.to/2eAUHa8 Magnetic Checker Game- http://amzn.to/2dTkls0 _ DPH Video Equipment Camera & Lens: http://amzn.to/2a9FuMo Tripod: http://amzn.to/2as65CA Memory Card: http://amzn.to/2aow7FC Microphone: http://amzn.to/2a32BTa Battery: http://amzn.to/2a5XpxY _ Spinning Must-Haves: Polywog Spinning Wheel: http://etsy.me/2arJCag Drop Spindle Kit: http://etsy.me/2ahBPL0 Hey guys! You might be wondering what’s up with all of these fancy affiliate links. If you purchase something from these links, my family might receive a small percentage from that purchase. It’s the company’s way of saying “Aw. Thanks for sending your friends our way, buddy!” The best part is that it doesn’t change the cost to you at all. It’s a win, win, win! Come hang out with us: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Dirtpatcheaven/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtpatcheaven/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/Dirtpatcheaven Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/dirtpatcheaven Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Dirtpatcheaven/ Podcast: http://www.jillsofalltradespodcast.com NaturalHappy Beauty Channel: http://bit.ly/2ao8COC
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momentinpassing (1 month ago)
I don't know if it's the ambient noise, WiFi, dry air, or fluorescent lighting, but libraries exhaust me really fast. I have to go in knowing what I want, get those books, and get out fast. Malls are the same.
Girl Speaks Geek (1 month ago)
no plumbing or power? you guy are crazy lol
Big Sexty (3 months ago)
People who buy these units never consider the major “ What If “ situations! A lot of us put ourselves in unnecessary situations and dramas! It’s like teenagers popping kids out like it’s cool & trendy!!! Try to really think! What if you can’t have the public space for work? Don’t count on public services if you want true independence! Do some true deep thinking! Your elders are the best to share life experiences! Good Dau!!!!
charolet lewis (3 months ago)
I don't know. I can't imagine living the life you are living. I don't like to work that hard! I wish the best for you and your family.
Brent Lee (3 months ago)
Absolutely love this video. Have plans of doing the exact same thing.
John Nelson (3 months ago)
Good luck trying to get a certificate of occupancy, not engineered, not inspected and not designed for full time living
Dancing With B E L L A (3 months ago)
How exciting! Can't wait to start on ours (:
Jessica Godare (3 months ago)
Depending on where you live it's doable. Years ago a friend of my family bought two tiny sheads and for about $10,000 (cost and insulation) he had what was basically a one bedroom house and every few year's he added a anthor "room" untill it was about 3 bedroom house, it was very strang layout to say the least.
Kimberly Sawatzky (4 months ago)
poor sound
Incogneeto Burrito (4 months ago)
Omg kids and frickin farm animals not one damn word about building shisa.
Nakoa Warrior (4 months ago)
Babby girl having a normal mind set ain't crazy. Spending your money wiser ain't crazy. Your one of the few you tubers with a normal mind set,... trying to get by in your free country.
boo rae (4 months ago)
I live in idaho and i love it here
rob (4 months ago)
Not with that brand. OSB garbage box.
Jess & Speedy Adventures (5 months ago)
My husband and I were thinking if making a she'd into a house and then I just had the idea to see if others have thought of it yet so I searched YouTube and came across this video haha
Dan Wilkerson (5 months ago)
48 out of 50 states will not let you live in those or container houses..
The Free Thought Project (5 months ago)
I hate you and your family for wasting so much of my time. I hope your tiny home is consumed by locusts
GINNVNGAGAP (5 months ago)
Fellow Idaho Falls inhabitant here! My friend and I are looking at this exact same building and are thinking of doing our own (1 for each of course) after highschool.
Celticty (5 months ago)
Man I miss IF. Born and raised there
Matthias Miyahara (5 months ago)
I want to do this. I would love a tiny house in the woods. It would be nice to be away from everyone and just hike and fish.
Tracy-Lynn McCoy (5 months ago)
Lol, just realized that the she'd you guys choose was the very one my son & I had looked at and considered as a possibility for our tiny house! I really loved the porch & the lofts. My son wanted to use the front area just to left inside front door as a breakfast nook.
Dirtpatcheaven (5 months ago)
We do love this little shed. I sleep better here than anywhere else!
Tracy-Lynn McCoy (5 months ago)
Pretty cool! I live in IF too, we've been considering going with a tiny house & were wondering about any laws regarding living in tiny houses here in City & County. Can you please give us some info? Thanks.
Dirtpatcheaven (5 months ago)
If you hook them up to anything they don't pass code. We are not hooked up to power, sewer, water. We use a hand pump and an outhouse and 'camp' in our little shed. It is getting really pretty and we love it. When we have a propane fridge it will all be complete.
John T. Wolfbanger (5 months ago)
What a nice looking young family!
Keli Weisgerber (5 months ago)
Just google stodoys ;) I've found great instructions on this website. Great plans and instructions for everyone.
1miltond (6 months ago)
In most of the states you wont be aible to live on this becouse building laws check before spending money on this
Jackie O (6 months ago)
I lived in Idaho Falls for a few years and it was REALLY cold!!!
MD Harris (6 months ago)
I really want to build a tiny house but I’m just not sure if I can live in a house where I cannot escape someone else’s farts 💨
She Wolf (6 months ago)
HOw much is the shed? Wouldn't it be great to enclose that deck into a thermal greenhouse? Just a thought! Cheers
JoceyVDV (6 months ago)
I’d smash
Melissa Marsh (6 months ago)
I think all the time spent in filming in your car etc was a waste. I was interested in seeing a tiny home not how you put your make up on. Please remember your audience
Meshuggah Farm (6 months ago)
I'm new to your channel. Found it through Justin Rhodes and Off Grid with Doug and Stacy, and, wow. I think thats all the words i have for now. biking to keep wifi away from the off grid house is...logical? sensible? im wondering how practical it would be with inclement weather, though. So, - off to watching more of your videos to find out!!
Dirtpatcheaven (6 months ago)
Welcome and thank you! Where did you find it on Justin Rhodes?
loboalamo (6 months ago)
I don't think you're crazy. I don't miss TV, I forgot about the radio and CDs, DVDs. I'm not off grid, but might as well be. I like it, a lot.
Alene Gamble (6 months ago)
I live off the Grid in a little house my son and I built. We travel to town for the internet and for our phone to work. We homeschool. So at the end of this video you stated that you were going to do the same. How did it work for you. We try to get things done. I find myself making a list.
wendy chiu (6 months ago)
Ok I have to ask ... do you keep moving because you fix up these places and sell them ? Or get paid to fix them up then move to another fixer upper ? Not sure what you guys are doing . I miss your gardens. Hagd !
wendy chiu (6 months ago)
You have a nice life. I enjoy watching your vids.
Dirtpatcheaven (6 months ago)
Jon is in school in Tulsa so all I did was plant a garden. The other places belong to us and I work in them for fun.
Russell McGinnis (6 months ago)
The only thing good about this video is the but slut
Wayne Rogers Outdoors (6 months ago)
We almost bought the exact same one but we ended up getting a 14 x 40 with a six foot front porch that just goes straight across. I like our tiny house.
Wayne Rogers Outdoors (6 months ago)
Dirtpatcheaven ours is a Mennonite built lofted Barn cabin from Premier Portable Buildings. It was built by the Mennonite community in Greensburg Kansas not far from here. It was a bit rough at first downsizing to less than half the square footage of what we lived in before but I like this better.
Dirtpatcheaven (6 months ago)
They are pretty user friendly aren't they?!
tomptrson (6 months ago)
28 degrees!! what a bunch of sally's! come to Minnesota once in the winter.
Ravendarke 777 (6 months ago)
I used to tear down old barns and buildings and sell the lumber, yes, people LOVE old hand hewn wood, a 250 year old walnut beam will go for about 4000 dollars, oak beams, red barn siding......
J Poppinga (7 months ago)
28 is cold?? Try a winter in the ice box
Laurie Koger (7 months ago)
Who else annoyed it took over 5 minutes of blah blah blah to get to the point of the video based off the title
Dirtpatcheaven (7 months ago)
I have a lot of viewers who were needing to be caught up on what we were doing. Since we had just arrived back home we felt like we needed to put the background story in.
Diana Cassinelli (7 months ago)
What a healthy living for your kids...they look very happy.....keep sharing thanks
Dirtpatcheaven (7 months ago)
Thank you!
Eric Lakota (7 months ago)
Boots are so impotant its good being frugal but your feet are important go buy a good pair u get what u pay for with all respect those are 20$ walmart boots had a pair and thesrewed my back and knees all up dont skimp on boots a pair of redwing or chippawa will last you at least 3 year atleast
Lopez Guy (7 months ago)
Dude u have the perfect life and wife congrats great ppl
feralbigdog (7 months ago)
1: why the double studs in places? 2: i would think those headers over the windows would be bigger, 3: if it was me, i would jump in some cripples on both sides under the window sill, maybe add a 2nd sill plate
Justyn Mychael (7 months ago)
How much are the taxes?
Thomas Collier (7 months ago)
a shed is a shed ,be sure to get all the inspection for occupancy it's not legal to live in.
Dirtpatcheaven (7 months ago)
We did get it inspected for what we were using it for. We had no electricity, water, or sewer so it would be hard to regulate us for camping on our own land for the summer. We had an official porta-potty and clean water we pumped from a clean well that was about 50 yards from the shed. We did just fine.
It’s ya boi Meme boi (7 months ago)
So what would you call this type of cabin I have been trying to find one but don’t know the name of it so I’m scrolling through a bunch of ones I don’t want
Dirtpatcheaven (7 months ago)
It is a shed. They have to call it that but a lot of people use them in offgrid properties.
Ann inGG (7 months ago)
also you may have already checked but I said is not classified as a tiny home and I just had to tell some other person about this on his video because it was a really huge shed its build-out with a bedroom bathroom and a living room and kitchen tiny homes are classified to be mobile and on a trailer and they get away with being not permitted not taxed and doesn't have to be put on a slab because of course it's on my trailer with wheels and you can get it at the DMV as an RV class. to put any kind of shed even a small work shed above certain footage most cities have a CCR call the code restriction. for anything that is built on property you have to put a slab and then you have to pay a permit and if you're living in it you may have to pay home taxes. because I plan on traveling and doing a camper conversion I started watching all these videos including tiny homes which I don't want to to pull anything and then I see all of these tiny homes put on land and stuff it's absolutely illegal to have anything on your land in California that is not permanent. you're not allowed to put your own RV hook it up till like Thursday have someone over there you're not have allowed to have it in the driveway of course and have someone live there and you're not allowed to rent your land out to somebody to put something on your land. if it's permanent of course you can do that get permits get the licensing pay all the fees but it has to be on slab and then some cities actually require you to build a garage. other states with wide open land may be different but I don't think the difference between a mobile home and a tiny home that's really a large shed would bypass any permitting process like I said you may already know that but it's something to definitely look into financially for your own expectations. but I'm really surprised about the people with the tiny homes who think they can just park it anywhere because somebody who owns land say okay.. I work for a home builder for years and I'm still in construction was on a jail construction build-out and now I work on government projects federal state county it was my job to read all the codes and all the regulations for everything. I really like the tiny home movement and people simplifying because really you only need a place to sleep a place to eat and that's about it but people have to be careful you may end up being told you can't live in the house that you put there. if you've already checked and no that's great and I find about 99% of the people who were putting blogs out here in videos haven't texted all day just start building their tiny home or their shed are there van conversion and then they try to find a place to put it permanently or if they traveled even Park in the wrong places like residential streets.
Ann inGG (7 months ago)
for insulation I would also look into what I've seen a few people doing their van conversions it's amazing it's old blue jeans shredded and redone in a way that it becomes insulation and one person said it actually works better than the phone or any other commercial insulation I want to look into it because I have a lot of chemical allergies
Ann inGG (7 months ago)
if you have a phone with phone service it's really cheap to add internet connection or like my plan already has it so that you can connect your laptop to your phone service just like it's a Wi-Fi I've been doing this for years cuz we moved a lot after I lost my job and supporting a child I even put an inverter and a printer in my backseat of my car and my car was my office. most all phone plans have unlimited gigs for internet now and all you have to do is hook up to it for $20 extra on a plan per month all four of my lines can now hook up laptops up to eight laptops to each phone... with no extra cost except for that $20 extra per month. so you could have friends over kids over and they can all hook up and use their laptops running off your phone. sometimes the movie streaming is not as good but I found out it wasn't really the phone it's the area you're in and how it hooks to the wifi signal or you can get a booster I researched that too but ended up moving so I have better service where I'm at now but a booster or repeater is better than the antenna actually the best thing you can get is a repeater for the signal. the repeater takes the signal from the tower and it immediately becomes a stronger signal for your phone and then the laptop with the movie streaming would work better. The reason I know about this is cuz I work on public projects and they are starting to put repeaters in apartment garages for safety for people who have to call nine-one-one because phones don't always work in underground garages. I know going to the library is fine I still go to a library once in awhile to but since you have snow and other things you could actually do your work on a laptop attached to the phone something to think about
OMg I'm so behind on your videos!
Dirtpatcheaven (8 months ago)
There are so many of them....I don't even keep up!
Threecreation Leather (8 months ago)
I dont know how you live there ! It snows in April ! There are plenty of places where it doesnt snow in April !
Lord Daemonicus (8 months ago)
And where are you putting the bathroom? Ever think about that one? And to live in that little space with 2 kids is torture.
Dirtpatcheaven (8 months ago)
We used an outhouse. No bathroom. Outside shower in summer, shower in the porch in winter.
tubbychile (8 months ago)
AHahahaha these kids dancing
720 Nonstop (8 months ago)
Try doing that here in California L a actually and see how that works
Joanne Manning (8 months ago)
keep cell phones that way you have internet.
ben h (8 months ago)
music reminded me of FF1
charles davis (8 months ago)
No, you are not crazy, but very practical, which is good.
Dee Cee (9 months ago)
And you brought your dog into Home Depot... People are so disrespectful.
Cindy Williams (9 months ago)
I love yr Channels Name....PERFECT
Amos Maclin (9 months ago)
That's cool but what u paid for that I could have built two of them all to code and probably had money left over it's cool though great idea
Henry Lindeman (9 months ago)
way too much U all about U and very very little info boring to the 1000th power
Dirtpatcheaven (9 months ago)
Interesting. Better go watch a different channel
Venne (9 months ago)
REALLY COLD? 28 is really cold? That's only -2 Celsius what is wrong with you people?
Venne (9 months ago)
BTW don't even watch the video it never gets to the part with the house
Jeff Allen (9 months ago)
So how long is it til you see the house mg
gkkes (9 months ago)
Idaho off grid couple of you tubers at Pure living for life. A larger project but might be useful for you. They are 2 years in, so far.
Vickie Chatham (9 months ago)
I love that we are able to experience(however vicariously) the transitions you are sharing with us. No experience is too small. I am loving it. Thanks !
SunshineJoleen (10 months ago)
Could you do a brief intro/recap at the start of your videos? Or put links to other videos that give an overview of the situation? I'd really like to understand your back-story a bit... have you lived in an RV for a while? Was the family couch surfing?? Have clicked through a few videos and there's always just enough info to leave me intrigued but still pretty confused about what is going on and why... Excited to follow you on your tiny house journey though!
Great video!
Della Marie (10 months ago)
We would LOVE to do this and are researching now, but keep running into legality issues with getting a certificate of occupancy. Is there lax housing code where you are, or are you guys finding a way to get around this?
Dirtpatcheaven (10 months ago)
We do not have electricity, water, or plumbing. We are researching as well go and by living completely off grid we can get around most of them in the short term. In time we will have solar to address the power, an outhouse for a bathroom, and an outdoor sauna/shower for hygiene that will be redirected to a swale with fruit trees in it. When you start plugging into conveniences that is when the local government finds out what you are doing and starts to have a foot to stand on in telling you know. We did get a permit to place the shed but it is just a shed, no nothing attached. We have a hand pump on the well and own the property so it is a very easy thing for us to walk into and be able to run with.
Jimmy Fischbeck (10 months ago)
I'll tell you what I think. You are a beautiful, dynamic lady! Hubby is blessed. Your children are lovely, feel free to make more!!
Jessica Ray (11 months ago)
I have one allot like this one but the porch is different.
Austin Smith (11 months ago)
i would forfeit several future votes to give this vid more down votes now. How much for the little one tho?? I have some goats(3.5), a gaggle of ducks and a cat i would trade.. PM me!
Marcus Beck (11 months ago)
Rename the video to lame. 30 seconds about a shed.
Dan Thiels (11 months ago)
crazy ??? no but ya seemed a little stressed or manic ...lol ....... just found your channel when i was looking at off grid washing machines , no clue how long you guys have been bouncing around , going off grid next yr so power and internet might be spotty for the first yr , hopefully i can keep watching the progress ...... be glad youre doing this while your young , trying this in late 40's hurts alot more but the pocketbook is more flexible when you get older and more set up .
Dirtpatcheaven (11 months ago)
Thanks for being along, we're glad to have you, @ Dan Thiels.
jesus rodriguez (11 months ago)
Wow I was expecting a lot more stuff an the building of the shed and turning it into your home. Sorry, but this video could have been cut down by 6 mins.
Virgen Rivera (1 year ago)
Where it's this places
Zane Wiggs (1 year ago)
Efstathia Giftopoulos (1 year ago)
That's a great idea
Crafty Libra (1 year ago)
Love your videos, ideologies, and family - internet at home at least - you're obviously disciplined about its use and it's good to stay in touch with global events when you want, plus your utubers
Danny Boel (1 year ago)
you really did a lot in only six months. the other day, when you were putting in the extra windows, I was thinking you could add a lean-to in the back or the side...
Paul Judd (1 year ago)
Idaho   is too cold...when the sun is shining and it is 20 degrees that does not count as a nice sunny day
Eugene Tucker (1 year ago)
Well you can use solar panels if thats an idea for
Alpha Wolf (1 year ago)
I'm addicted doing Internet so I'm saying yeah you're crazy four not having Internet in your house
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Mr. Larry (1 year ago)
Beautiful family😊
jgyrwa (1 year ago)
I like the shed and what you guys are doing as a couple. I love the tiny house movement,yet people miss how important it is for your spouse to completely support the idea. Only thing is, with kids and no sewer. Sanitation would be an issue for me. How do you guys plan to combat that? out houses? no running water at all with kids?
No No (1 year ago)
It really sucks that you're not informing your viewers about the restrictions of trying to inhabit a shed classed structure. You're letting people believe that it is easy and legal. You're part of the problem.
No No (1 year ago)
Richard Lefebure (1 year ago)
Had ur pills today lol sorry had to say that course I did
scrubs (1 year ago)
it does not meet code for R use you can get fined and made to move by the state you cannot make a shed into a tiny house without getting it up to code which cost a lot
Tim Arnold (1 year ago)
You look like a hot ghost.
Ivan Giraldo (1 year ago)
You look 18 but sometimes you look 45. That is so hott.
Dr. K (1 year ago)
6:40. Kids drank the Mountain Dew....
Dr. K (1 year ago)
That's not snow.... LoL. I'm from Maine, we get snow
QueenBee Bargains (1 year ago)
The kids must've drank all that soda they were carrying in LOL😀😀😀
BEC MORAN (1 year ago)
Lol kids and a wooden floor
BornToRunBarefoot (1 year ago)
Mortgage-free should be hyphenated.
hourglas39 (1 year ago)
Wow that shred is huge! No clown face, love your make up, you look Beautiful. :)
hourglas39 (1 year ago)
Wow that shred is huge! No clown face, love your make up, you look Beautiful. :)
Tim Fowler (1 year ago)
Wonderfully done video.
Stuka Steven (1 year ago)
How much is one of these?

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