Travis Johnson wrote:Katie and I are kind of at an impasse on how to proceed. Neither one of us is working right now, so money is tight, but we could keep going with this project and see what we can build on a zero budget, or just hold off until we do start working and making money again.
We have a whole other house that is vacant (the Tiny House we moved out of) so if we ransacked that bathroom, the cost to build this bathroom would be almost nothing, but we are not sure if we want to do that. It is kind of too bad to ransack a perfectly usable home.
I also have to figure out how I am going to get water to this bathroom. My original intention was to just bring in hot water and then put in a separate hot water heater, but if that water heater every came on, along with our other hot water heater, that would just about melt the electrical lines going to the house; that would be 9 KW not calculating in any other loads. I could go with propene, but it might just be easier to tap into the existing hot and cold water lines.
That has issues too, because there is no easy way to run the lines to this distant bathroom. There are finished walls, door ways, and everything else to go up over, around, and through. I might be able to go outside and underground, but then there is the issue of freezing. :-(
Jan White wrote:I'm confused why you need an attached suite when you have a vacant house sitting right there. Wouldn't that serve the same purpose, with more privacy which, I would think, would be especially wanted if renting to strangers?