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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 · 4 Comments

Our Jamboree Weekend & Scouting Trip: A Redux

It’s been two weeks and two days since about 40,000 people descended upon the Western Museum of Mining & Industry in Colorado Springs for the very first Tiny House Jamboree, … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is there a handyman in the house?

So, I’m thinking I’m going to need to hire a really good handyman/woman to help Brandy finish our house on time. I’ve taken as much time off as I can … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got A Case Of The Trailer Title Blues

I’m sure you’ve noticed I haven’t been blogging much. There are about a half-dozen reasons for that which can pretty much all be summed up as “no time.” I’ve been active … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Real Human Being

When I look through the news feed on our Facebook accounts, I’m struck by the wildly varying nature of what folks post and how they represent themselves: Super liberal. Ultra … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Contingency Plans

The title of this post was my mother’s and my motto with each other, as I’m the Queen of making plans and then having to constantly and often dramatically rearrange … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

A “Honey Don’t” List

While I hate that I can’t help Brandy with the actual building of the tiny house these days due to an insane work schedule and a broken foot (don’t ask … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calling Colorado: Got A Place We Can Park??

It’s been a while since I’ve bogged mostly because I’ve been working a ton and the rainy weather has prevented much from happening on the build front, but I did … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Couple Quick Updates

While there really hasn’t been much progress on the tiny house itself, mostly due to the insane amount of rain we’ve had all across Texas (no, we weren’t in the … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 · 4 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

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There's a reason I don't go into #wholefoods when I just need one or two things: I ALWAYS end up with way more than planned. This trip, for instance, was only supposed to involve the smoothie and the protein shake since I just had dental work and couldn't take the tummy rumbling any more. Needless to say, $85 later I'm the proud owner of an #africanbasket, 4 white peaches (my fave!), a bar of peppermint #drbronnerscastilesoap for Brandy to try, a paper tray of macaroni salad/tuna salad/cauliflower gratin/hatch chili mac-n-cheese, a pint of double dark chocolate gelato, #awesomemixvol1 from #guardiansofthegalaxy on CD (because it really IS an awesome mix), and a French baguette (what R.A.D affectionately calls "hard bwead"). I'll be well fed jamming to some sweet tunes while admiring my new #crochet basket that coordinates with the #tinyhouse color scheme and cringing at how empty my wallet suddenly is. #wholepaycheck #firstworldproblems #atleastitsgoodforme #isweariwouldntnormallyblowmoneylikethat #thelidocainemademedoit #istillcantfeelmyface #carboverload #buyersremorse #fullbelly#healthyeating #organicisdeliciouslyexpensive #dentistssuckbuttheymakemyteethpretty #icanttastethisfoodanyway #novocaineformysoul The front nook is almost done!! #tinyhousebuild #tinyhousediy #thow #tinyhouse #reclaimedwood #recycledlumber Yay! Brandy got the first run of #PEX installed while I slept for work today. He also did a bit more work on the platform for the fridge. Tomorrow after I get home from work I'll be finishing the prep on the #reclaimedtin ceiling panels for the loft, and hopefully we can get them mounted soon, too. 👍🏻 #tinyhouse #thow #tinyhousediy #tinyhousebuild Today ended up being a planning and shopping day more than anything, but the guys did at least get the holes drilled for the PEX to reach the water heater on the trailer tongue shed AND made this super sturdy base for the fridge to sit on over the water tank. My MIL and I bought crown moulding for the ceiling and even more plumbing parts plus machine screws for the special project my dad is working on for R.A.D. Though not much physical labor was performed, at least good planning occurred that will allow for a smoother workday tomorrow morning before I crash for my stretch of three night shifts. Progress, however small, however painful! #tinyhousediy #tinyhouseliving #thow #giterdone #movingrightalong #PEX #tinyhouse Put the switch covers on - much better! The outlets are actually going to be built into the drop-down desk I build, but since dumb me bought white outlets instead on the incognito brown ones I figured a brown plate would at least blend a little better for now. C'est la vie! #tinyhouseelectrical #thow #tinyhouseliving #tinyhousediy If you want an idea of how much space our hall will have, look between the white birch pole on the left and our 40gal fresh water tank on the right. It'll be just a bit narrower than that once the bath walls are up (the tank is 23" wide in this pic, but the wet bath will be 30" wide), but you get the idea. Never wanted a hallway in such a small space, but believe it or not we've used the square footage well enough to get two closets, a utility closet, a dry bath, a wet bath, and our son's room all in a 7'W x 8'L space under the loft! 😄 #theydontcallthemtinyhousesfornothing #tinyhouse #tinyhousediy #thow #tinyhouseplumbing #tinyhouseliving #tinyhousefamily

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