Lessons in Fresh Water and Baja River Sand

Stuff we consume has to come from somewhere, right? Whether its drinking water or construction aggregate, unless you produce it yourself, someone somewhere else has to get it for you. And, unfortunately, while getting this stuff for you, sometimes other folks don’t carry front and center your best interests or the best interests of the environment.

The following are a couple of examples of things that should be obvious [Read More…]

Palapas & Hot Springs :: San Felipe to Puertecitos

Looking Back at San Felipe

Although we love the privacy that a hotel room offers us we left San Felipe with anticipation rising. Adventure lay before us. Over the next week we would be riding through some of the most remote and least traveled areas of Baja California, on some of the roughest roads. Besides travelling through a couple of small fishing villages that had little in way of [Read More…]

A Tiny Range for A Tiny House: Our Origo 6000

** 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.

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that in an effort to distance ourselves from non-renewable sources [Read More…]

A Fat City Restoration : Kai's Bicycle

As we prepare for the arrival of Sheila’s new frameset I thought now would be a good opportunity to shed some light on the bicycle I will be using on our trip around the world.

Originally purchased way-back in 1996, my Fat City Cycles “Wicked Lite” frameset was due for an overhaul. In a rather curious coincidence, I initiated this process three [Read More…]

Building a Strong Foundation and Our Find of the Month

The work on the Tiny House has begun!

Kai leveling the trailer. We had four scissor jacks welded on to our custom-made frame by a Vermont welder.

Measuring/Cutting floor joists.

Kai drilled holes in order to bolt the floor joists to the trailer (apparently this took a lot of time and energy and wasn’t much [Read More…]

Our Web Host: Recipient of Green Business Leader Award

Canvas Dreams, our web host, just received the 2010 Green Business Leader Award!

Members of Green America voted for the accredited business member and Portland-based sustainable Web hosting provider, in recognition of the “the extraordinary leadership efforts of one business that has used its position in the marketplace to organize consumers and businesses together to build a more sustainable economy.”

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