Building our Tiny House : Week 9

During week 9 of building our tiny house on a trailer we finish installing gable end roof flashing, dormer fascia and flashing, priming and painting the front door, and installing the cedar trim, frieze, skirts, and drip edge flashing. We also spent our first night in the house, a very exciting milestone! Current Report

We’re finishing up on the last of the [Read More…]

How a Tiny House Project Delayed our Cycling Expedition

Before we can head out on our around-the-world cycling expedition, we need to finish building the exterior envelope of our Tiny House on a trailer, which we plan on living in when we return from our travels. Building our tiny home has been just one part of our larger dream – a dream of learning to live more sustainably, clearing the “clutter” from [Read More…]

And the winner is...

“Little House on a Small Planet” Winner Congratulations to the winner of our most recent book giveaway: Mike Ellefson

We hope you enjoy “Little House on a Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities” by Shay Solomon (Photographs by Nigel Valdez), as much as we have.

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The Mad Dash & Another Book Giveaway

** 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.

The Last Two Weeks!?!

I can’t believe after years of preparing for our round the world [Read More…]

Our Tiny House in Google SketchUp

Since the delivery of our Tiny House trailer was unexpectedly delayed by about 6 months and we ran out of time to build last summer and fall, we spent our winter collecting supplies via Craigslist and local suppliers and planning and designing our tiny house. Time = Permission to Obsess

In hindsight, the delay allowed us to reflect upon all [Read More…]

Building Our Tiny House : Week 1

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 include a kitchen, bathroom, living [Read More…]