Tiny Structure Update #1

While working on the tiny plan/ structure, we’re always realizing what needs to be done, what we could be doing, and what exactly the space could be used for.  It’s like meditation, we’re learning more about ourselves and DORK as we go.  

Since the last post, we changed the layout of the building a little bit and started piecing the roof together.  We have to say, it’s starting to look more and more like something with the roof coming together.  Using more pallets, we started on the exterior walls.  The pallets give it a cabin sort of feel, with some sanding, waterproofing and maybe staining, it’s going to look amazing.

We haven’t done any absolute calculations yet, but we’re estimating we’ve spent way under $300 on the entire building so far.  Discount wood and materials at Home Depot help a lot, and just plain ol’ scavenging at big warehouses.

 

 

We don’t want to sit back and fit in where we fit in, that’s not what a dork does. DORK sees opportunities for betterment, creates, and still remains true to it’s existence (dorks may be left alone in some instances, but they always find other dorks).

 

So, you might be asking: why are you doing this, or what’s the point?  We didn’t really get into any details in the last post, and we still don’t intend to get into too much now, but we want to share some key ideas with you.  There are some major elements to the story of building a small structure:

  1. We can see what is missing from the community around us and can visualize what we would like to create for it, thus making new avenues based on the need;

  2. we have our own experiences as young artists and small business owners that help catapult our drive to make new options for other young creative people;

  3. the tiny structure we’re building is a demo, how can you create something new for others if you’ve never had the practice in doing it;

  4. this isn't a permanent location for the tiny building, it'll be moved some where else where creative people need it;

  5. self sufficiency, this pretty much means camping out log cabin-style with all the amenities you’re used to, but simpler.  A hard working, but simpler way of existing.  Google it, it’s very interesting;

  6. the demo will help create studios that will be shared with other creatives;

  7. we’re very observant of everything, of life immediately in front of us, and the issues of the world, like most people around our age.  We don’t want to sit back and fit in where we fit in, that’s not what a dork does.  DORK sees opportunities for betterment, creates, and still remains true to it’s existence (dorks may be left alone in some instances, but they always find other dorks).

 

Okay, number bullet points are boring sometimes, but we promise this blabbering will become more clear at some point.  Its a work in progress, but every moment done is so gratifying, like a breath of fresh air.

 

Check out the previous post on the tiny structure Here.

 

 

With Love,

DORK