Tiny House Building Science: The Walls

** 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.

Perhaps the largest single issue in the design of our [Read More…]

Tiny House Building Science

** 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.

Along with the cold temperatures of winter and the accompanying snow comes what appears to be total cessation [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…]

Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

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“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

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…]

Carbon Nation

Last week, Kai and I went to see Carbon Nation, a documentary film about climate change, directed by Peter Byck. The film was one of four of a “Sustainability Film Series” hosted by our own City Market Coop and Stonyfield Farm. Tickets were $5 with proceeds benefiting [Read More…]