Building our Tiny House : Weeks 13 & 14

During weeks 13 & 14 of building our tiny house on a trailer, we finish installing the redwood siding on the main building, and complete the rain screen wall and trim on the east dormer. Frequent rain showers, visitors from far and near, and a four day “vacation” to deliver our cat to his new [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…]

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…]