We are lucky to have someone here gives a help in doing the electric connection. He mainly helped us to do all the connection in the fuse box. Later we made a hole through the floor, we had to pull the main cable from the fuse box through the floor, connected with the plug under the house, fix the plug in a good position and put silicon close the gap around the cable. We tested our plug few days ago, everything worked fine. I was so happy that it worked, I had actually no idea at all in the beginning about electrical connection, I gathered information here and there, asked people who know about it, tried to figure everything out from scratch.
In the last 3 weeks, we have been adjusting our life here in the tiny house. We don’t have heating system, water, kitchen, shower room, toilet in the house yet but we have a least an extension cable from outside through the door corner. Luckily we got an Infrared Heating from someone, we can at least heat the house before we get the heating system installed.
The biggest problem we have is the humidity inside the house, as the house is so properly sealed, in a small a space with 2 people breathing, the humid air has no way out from the house. And another reason the house is so humid is that the house was new and never get heated up, after the house got heat up for the first time, we could see that all of our stuffs in the house were full moisture as well as all windows and door.
We borrowed a measuring tool from our neighbor to check the humidity level, it shows always 70%-80%, one morning it showed 90%. The normal level should be between 40%-60%. We open our windows 2-3 times everyday for the air exchange. The worst thing happened that we did not realize earlier is our futon mattresses on the loft already have some mold after 2 weeks sleeping on it. We were sweating every night like crazy because the air was so humid, we only found out the reason after we found the mold 😀
We borrowed a dehumidifier from someone here and got slatted bed base for our mattresses, I think it improves a bit. At least there is no more moisture on our windows and doors in the morning. We will need to install heat exchanger for the house.
After 4 weeks since we moved out from our flat, we were kind of “homeless” staying here and there in Berlin. Finally we received our house on last Tuesday, we were super excited and happy. The driver drove the house for 9 hours from Regensburg to us, he spend a night beside the field in the truck. The unloading of the house looked simple but actually we have spent 2 hours to unload the house. Thanks Tino and Thomas who helped us a lot for the unloading.
It is still in Regensburg. 2 Weeks ago, we brought the house to the transport company and we expected that we would receive the house on the 7th Nov. Unfortunately, the transport company told us that they are still waiting an letter which allows them to drive the house on road. So we expected that it may happen in this week but it did not. We have been staying here and there like nomads these days in Berlin as we are actually prepared to move in to the tiny house. Things just go the way that out of our plan, what we can do now is just wait 😦
Picture 1 & 2 is from 2 weeks ago when we brought the house to the transport company. The other pictures are from Alex which they loaded the house on truck.
Finger crossed. We really hope to receive the house next week.