Building our Tiny House : Week 3

We’ve designed and are building a tiny house on a trailer that we plan on living in when we return from our around-the-world cycling expedition.

Our home, when complete, will be ~180 square feet, and will include a kitchen, bathroom, living room, sleeping loft, and a small porch. We’re using as much local and/or reclaimed lumber and non-toxic materials in the building process as [Read More…]

Building Our Tiny House : Week 2

In case you’re new to our blog, you may not know about a project we’re working on before we leave on our around-the-world cycling expedition. We’ve designed and are building a tiny house on a trailer that we plan on living in when we return from our travels.

Our home, when complete, will be ~180 square feet, and will [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 3 :: Our Daily Practices

Small Trash Bin

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and trash. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 2 :: Minimizing Waste

Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy

Our everyday RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practices & how our consumption and waste compared to others in a local study. [Read More…]

Talking Trash

Total MSW Generation by Material

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and waste. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into the trash, what we recycled, and what [Read More…]