Tiny House for a Big Dream

Tiny House for a Big Dream

From Korbin Lyn Paul

Hei hei! I am fundraising alongside auctioning my tiny house to support my move across the Atlantic to study International Fisheries Management in Tromsø. https://bid.auctionmasters.com/cgi-bin/mmdetails.cgi?amasters363

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My name is Korbin Lyn Paul.  I am a 31-year old blue collar University of Minnesota horticultural sciences graduate who is passionate about regenerative farming.  I am auctioning my Tiny House for a Big Dream through the Auction Masters of Minnesota.  You can check it out @ Auction Masters; get your bids in by October 19, 2020!

My Youtube Channel  has a short amateur video expressing what is behind exchanging my Tiny House for my Big Dream.  I am Norway bound to study International Fisheries Management, bringing my passion for regenerative food production with me, and exchanging my tiny house to get there!

This tiny house I fondly call the Dalahus - designed a bit Scandiwhovian like the dala horse, hus is house in Norwegian, as my big dream started burning when the house came into my life.  The house was built by a couple I knew in Decorah, IA in 2015 and drove home with me, unfinished in 2016.  My dad has been the finish carpenter, driving on weekends and evenings to finish it when he can.  We are just putting the finishing touches on the interior. 

The Dalahus measures 20’ x 8’ with a 10’ x 8’ loft.  It is on wheels and is road worthy; I have moved it twice.  It is sided with hardy board siding and Andersen windows, with plenty of windows and lots of natural lighting.  The interior is mounted with whitewashed car siding and the ceilings are high, giving the home a spacious feel.  I have lived in it off grid in Minnesota for the past year.  There are 4 solar panels with a 24V system that run the house; they are mounted on the roof so the house should be parked facing southern sun exposure.  The only thing that runs with grid power at the moment is the mini fridge, which would do good to be replaced for a propane fridge. A wall-mounted propane space heater keeps the space warm in the winter along with its plentiful insulation and insular blinds.   There is a standard small air-conditioning unit that I will send with the highest bidder if they want it, though I didn’t use it. There is a water tank and pump for running water in the winter, which is carried in.  In the summer, the house is connected to a hose on the outside.  The house comes with a C-head composting toilet and tankless hot water heater.  There is a kitchen faucet, bathroom faucet, and shower.  The living space has a bench with storage underneath.  A latex mattress covered in navy Romanian hemp serves as a couch cushion when this bench is in the bench position; it also folds out to be a guest bed and the mattress is a super comfortable summer sleeping space!   There is also a wooden closet hand-crafted to perfection by my dad!  The loft has marmoleum, or real flax, flooring.  A small table graces the main living space for eating and ease.  It can easily be removed and put into the corner space next to the stove.  The stove is small and propane-run.  Everything works great and the space is super cozy.  Though I will definitely miss it, I am happy to exchange someone this beautiful space that has meant so much to me so that I can journey on to my next big dream.  This house has kept me close to the Earth; I hope it does the same for you, and may you also plant your dreams in it!

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