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Welcome to TinyHouse43’s Blog!

Welcome! Since the weather keeps delaying our physical tiny house building progress, we’ve instead started focusing on cleaning up our web presence. Welcome to the “New & Improved” version 2.0 … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Simma. Dah. Nah.

It just occurred to me that there are only 15 weeks standing between us and finishing our house if we still intend to take it to the Tiny House Jamboree​  … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bye, Bye, Big House & Other Downsizing Realizations

Well, not yet, but it’s on the market now at least!   There’s still a little touching up and some minor repairs to be done, but we’ve spiffed it up … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Thinking Inside The Box

With the exterior almost complete (though I certainly feel like I’ve been saying that foooorrrr-eeeeev-eeeerrrrr), I’ve been thinking a ton about the inside of our tiny house “box” – you know, … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Seven (potentially) Deadly Sins of Tiny House Building

My dad, a dual-degreed chemical engineer-chemist, does what’s called Process Hazards Analysis (PHA for short), which are exactly what they sound like: an analysis of the various processes that take … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Burning Down The House… Almost

or… How NOT To Make Shou Sugi Ban Siding (not that we were trying to make it anyway) So, we nearly burned our tiny house down yesterday. Yes, really. I … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Of Trim And Trimming

As usual I’m faster at posting photos on Facebook and Instagram than I am in the blog, but I have a few minutes here at work while I wait for … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Tiny House Exterior Tour Videos

I took the time to shoot a video showing off the (still!) unfinished outside of our house the other day, and it ended up being so long I split it … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Another siding photo dump 

Once again I’m too pooped to pop – er, I mean post – so here’s another photo dump from the work today. I can say that except for the battens … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A WIN for siding… FINALLY!

I’m fading fast after having worked last night (been up since 5pm yesterday), but I fought through the fog and knocked out quite a bit of siding work today. If … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

To reblog, or not to reblog… That isn’t even a question we have to ask ourselves! :)

It’s been brought to my attention by a disgruntled blog reader that re-blogging a post by another writer is putting in “less effort” and not worth keeping a subscription to … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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I swear I find inspiration for our tiny house in the strangest places. I'm at a hospital in Dallas waiting for an emergency nurse course to begin, and the awesome multicolor tile border in the waiting area completely enthralled me. I'm a sucker for Robin's Egg Blue and chocolate brown, and even though we didn't find out the gender of our baby when I was preggo I still did the nursery in those colors (plus an abundance of owls, my fave!) because I like the color combo so much. I was already planning to use them in the tiny house as well, but now I've just got to find a way to work in something like this tile! Love it! I think those 1x1 blue & gray tiles I rescued from the Big House are going to be worked into this plan. 👍🏻 As requested, this is a closeup of the edge of our 1/4" thick #JetBoard from www.jet-board.com (Jet Products) with a 7/16" thick #ZipSystem board green side down on top for size comparison. It's mildew, mold, water, termite, and fire resistant (releases steam), and it's about 2lbs lighter than 1/2" plywood that we've seen used for interior walls in several tiny houses. It's a non-toxic, silica-free gypsum drywall alternative made of magnesium oxide, which is both people and planet friendly. We'll be strengthening it for frequent road travel by cutting the 4x8' sheets into smaller pieces and using elastomeric caulk in the seams, but it does need to be pointed out that these do break with too much flexion the same way drywall does. Brandy broke one carrying it by himself in a hurry to unload in the drizzle last night, but no biggie - we were going to cut them down anyway! ;) If you're in Canada, there's a version called Magnesiacore if this is something you're interested in. Both companies offer several thicknesses and sizes - we picked 1/4" for the lighter weight and less  waste of floor space from thicker wood planks, drywall, or plywood. Blog post coming soon with more pics and details. 😉 Yesterday's adventure included nearly being eaten by a giant coral snake at #MagicCarpetGolf on #GalvestonIsland, and today our little Knight was slaying dragons and saving the maidens fair at #ScarboroughRenaissanceFestival. Since we'll be leaving #Texas for our traveling #tinyhouse adventures soon, we've started capturing memories with Mr. Sir at our favorite haunts across the state. We played mini golf at Magic Carpet when we can back from our honeymoon almost 10 years ago (8/05), and we both enjoyed SRF as teenagers. Now R.A.D has shared in our adventures, and we can hardly wait to make new memories for us all as we travel coast to coast in our #THOW! 💖 We picked up our #JetBoard from Jerry at www.jet-board.com in Houston today, and Brandy Duda great job of securing the both from the rain and from sliding out. That's 832sqft of #magnesiumoxide boards back there, so they weren't going anywhere. 😉 Now to pick up all the electrical and plumbing components so we can start wiring up the inside! Love that we were able to sneak in a mini #GalvestonIsland vacation on our way to pick up our #tinyhouse #JetBoard wall boards. Water is warm, temps are in the low 80s, and the cloud cover makes the Texas sun bearable. 👍🏻⛅️🏊🏻👙 A MUCH needed breather from the stresses of #THOW building! 🍹🌊🐠 Santa came early this year. ;)
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