Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend

Hydraulic Lime

I am coming to the end of a long-term project involving the stone foundation that supports our early-1890’s home. Looking around the city where I live, many 19th Century era stone foundations, and many brick homes and chimneys as well, are in dire need of repair, ours being no exception. Originally bound together with a mixture of locally-sourced fired-limestone, sand and water, the joints between [Read More…]

Recycling Wood Waste: Fuel for our Little Cod

** NOTICE ** At least one aspect of the following post differs from that which we implemented in the end-design and/or the actual construction of our Tiny House. For the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to our eBook.

 

We try to implement as many [Read More…]

An Update (September already?!)

printing press

If it seems like we’ve been neglecting our blog lately, we have been! With the cool Vermont evenings sneaking their way into our lives, we’re frantically focused on trying to finish exterior work – landscaping and maintenance of the house. To be truthful, we’re freaking out a bit because we’re behind schedule on a lot of our to-do list. Plus, [Read More…]

Wood Heat & Hot Water: The flue-mounted water heater

Image: Dan

** NOTICE ** At least one aspect of the following post differs from that which we implemented in the end-design and/or the actual construction of our Tiny House. For the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to our eBook.

I have a neat story to tell about the tiny wood stove we purchased to go [Read More…]

Wood Heat & Hot Water: The story behind our Little Cod

** NOTICE ** At least one aspect of the following post differs from that which we implemented in the end-design and/or the actual construction of our Tiny House. For the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to our eBook.

I have a neat story to tell about the tiny wood stove we purchased [Read More…]

Diggers' Mirth : Vending Produce by Bicycle

Diggers' Mirth Vending Bicycle

“Blueeeeberries! Mescluuuun! Cilaaaaantro!” **chring*a*ring** “Caaaarrots! Cuuuuucumbers!” **chring*a*ring**

Much to our delight, Kai and I heard the yells of a food vendor and his bicycle bells riding down our street early on Friday evening. As we rushed to make sure we weren’t dreaming, we caught sight of Elango Dev riding down our street on a bicycle piled high with produce.

“Elango, Elango – Wait, please stop!!”, we yelled, so excited [Read More…]