The 1967 Airstream Globetrotter has finally found its home amongst the creosote bushes on the Tortoise Crossing property (but currently calling it THE FARM). We are days away from finally getting the official permit for the garage conversion. SO EXCITED! Until then, we are slowly finishing up some things at the Palm Springs house in the master bath and gathering some off the grid supplies for Airstream living.
We have so much planned for the property: greenhouse (pool inside the greenhouse acting as our solar mass), fruit orchard, grey water system, cactus garden, potentially drilling a well…and there will be lots more I am not thinking of right now. Oh yah…and the garage conversion! 2 bed, 1 bath house 🙂
I had the hardest time with the layout. The flow of the space just didn’t feel right so I was going back and forth about where to put the door. Should I actually add on and how much should I add on. The front of the cabin doesn’t allow enough space for the door to be next to the window unless I alter the size. I want to try to keep the window size the same so that was out. Ultimately the side made the most sense. As far as adding on I plan on tearing down the poorly built lean-to patio and rebuilding it.
When I opened up the wall for the door I could not believe how hard it was to remove the 2×4’s. Come to find out each horizontal wood slat had 3 nails in the vertical 2×4. Each 2×4 had 45 nails total. As much as the structure looks like it is going to fall over, that cabin isn’t going anywhere even in a earthquake.
Being that the space is only like 168 square feet inside, the more windows the better. I bought a 4×4′ window for $40 at HD two years back because it didn’t have a screen so I will be installing it next to the door on the east wall.
Two single words that clearly describe The Lake Fire. Pretty scary.
We went with the Niagera/Stealth toilet again. We used the same at our other homestead and our PS house. They only use 0.8 of a gallon. Love it.