|Our wood flooring we found on craigslist for the tiny house!|
2. Habitat for Humanity Re-Store - If you aren't familiar with the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store they are basically goodwill type stores, but for appliances, building material, and home furnishings. The one in Tallahassee is slightly outside of town, but the folks that work there are so kind, they will give you a run down of their ever changing stock if you call - this has saved us gas for sure!
3. Marine Salvage suppliers - Tiny houses are often described as sailboats on land - but with wheels. Unfortunately some (not all) RV appliances are made for short term use - tailgating for the weekend, a week long campout, etc. - not for everyday all day rugged use so you have to research a lot about their quality. Sail boat appliances and other marine appliances are usually a much higher quality and made to stand up to rugged use, humidity, and everything the ocean can throw at you short of the loch ness monster. This quality is of course reflected in the wallet depleting prices, but as we live in Florida, a boating mecca, we have found several marine salvage places that we are keeping an eye on.
4. Ebay - We found our incinerating toilet on ebay surprisingly! Ebay is great for used household items, and for marine salvage items, but obviously the bigger the item, the more it costs to ship. I would rather not mention how much that toilet cost to get to us, it makes me wince a little.
5. Curb Alerts/free listings/Freecycle.org - Who doesn't love free stuff? These you really have to keep an eye on and put a lot of energy into sometimes, but hey the price can't be beat and these are the saves that are really helping to keep stuff out of the landfills.
6. Family and Friends - Know anyone building a house, or doing a remodel? They might have an extra sheet of plywood or two which may not seem like much to them, but hey that could be our whole kitchen wall!