Murdo Girl…Building the Ark

Billy said he was tired of opening up my blog and seeing more tiny home pictures. He can’t understand taking so long to make a decision. Well, he has a point, but we couldn’t really make the final move until we closed on the small house…which we did today.

We signed the papers at 10:30 and headed for Athens, where our park home will be built. The Riverview is a brand new plan conceived by Adam, one of the guys we’ve been working with at Recreation Resort Cottages in Athens. The first model is in the middle stages of construction. Tyler, who is another nice young man who has been helping us called Kip the other day and said he thought the construction was far enough along for us to get a pretty good idea of the size and layout. We have looked at so many models and floor plans, we pretty much know the ins and outs of the options and what we like and don’t like. I have noticed, that most of you readers have picked out your favorites, too. I think it’s kind of fun to get all confused and change my mind a million times.

Get ready to see the Ark of tiny homes.


It looks massive doesn’t it? One of the reasons it looks so big, is it has an attached 10′ x 17′ covered deck on the front end. We saw enough to know this is the one. It looks spacious because of the open layout and vaulted ceilings. It will look bright and cheerful because it has lots of windows. I will also be made bright and cheerful, because even I can keep 748 sq. ft. clean. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, and a kitchen and living room area separated by a counter long enough to seat four. It also has a movable island that can seat three, be used as extra counter space, or be moved out of the way. There is a large pantry in the kitchen and a good sized linen closet in the bathroom.



Our cabinets will be a little bit different design and there will be beams on the ceiling. The guy on the right is Tyler. He has taken good care of us. He and Adam are very knowledgeable and patient.



We are pleased with our plan and can’t wait to move into the Ark. After setting an appointment to finalize everything on Wednesday, we drove the twenty-five miles home and took some time to make our final decisions on the options and colors we want,


Good-bye factory


We’re looking at some options for our North Carolina tiny home. This one has a darling fireplace.


Everything is coming together. The buyers of the small house gave us a few days to pack up and move into our RV. Kip is still finalizing the plans for the RV port and garage and we still have more to pack. We have to get a second storage unit for the remaining boxes and the furniture we decided to keep. All will be fine if I don’t get picked tomorrow to be on a jury. Yup…I have to show up in beautiful downtown Athens tomorrow at 8:30 for Jury duty.



7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Building the Ark

  1. scoper07 February 13, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Glad you’re getting the plan all finalized MG! Will the NC home be built at the same factory?

    I got called to jury duty a few years ago. I really wanted to be on the jury. When I showed up there was a whole lot of other potential jurors there. I thought my odds of getting selected were not very good as I never win a drawing for something I want. Juror #1 was drawn…it was me! The defense lawyer started asking us questions after we were all seated. Second question was where did each of us work. When I told them I was immediately dismissed. Oh well.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 13, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      I told them I was homeless and building an Ark. They excused me.🤔 A little birdie told me you had knee surgery today. I hope all is well 07.


      • scoper07 February 13, 2018 / 8:01 pm

        Surgery went well MG! Life is good. Thank you.

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      • scoper07 February 13, 2018 / 8:22 pm

        Best wishes on your transformation to minimalist MG!

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      • Mary Francis McNinch February 14, 2018 / 10:13 pm

        It’s going to be harder than I thought. I wish I would have embraced the rule. Buy one new, but get rid of two rule years ago 07 (with a bionic knee🤗)

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  2. sanjuan831 February 12, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    How fun making the final decisions.
    Such a coincidence because I just got a jury summons also!

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