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Welcome! As you may have seen on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or website accounts, we have moved our tiny house to Loveland, Colorado as of October 11, 2015! The house … Continue reading

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Texas, Our Texas

I know I whine a bunch about Texas summers (and I’m justified in doing so having survived being pregnant during the second hottest summer on record dangit!), but I have … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

TinyHouse43 v1.0 Video Tour

Greetings! I have posted a pair of heavily detailed video tours of our tiny house to our own YouTube channel called TINY HOUSE FOR THREE. I’ve also embedded them at … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Wells F-U

Oh, there’s nothing like trying to do the right thing and being punished for it. I sent a form letter 2/19/16 to every creditor we have stating we *MIGHT* be … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Reality Bites

This should probably be two posts, but that’s just not how I roll. Grab some coffee and a snack. This’ll take a minute… I don’t want to write this post at … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 13 Comments

A Constant Work In Progress

Here’s a new way to look at our #tinyhouse : unfinished projects.      We ran out of time to complete all the details on our tiny house before we … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

TinyHouse43 is Officially a Tiny House Travel Trailer in Texas!!

Big day today!! I’ve been stressing out for over a year about the day we would attempt to re-title our “flat bed trailer” into an “RV Travel Trailer,” and at … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

T-Minus 5 Days to Launch!

Okay, okay, I know… I’ve been a lazy blogger for the past few months. But, with good excuse I swear! We are a short 5 days away from departing Texas … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Slacker’s Tale

So, I’m not *really* a slacker in life, but I have definitely been far too distracted with work and actual building on the tiny house to do much in the … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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Here's one last pic in honor of my mom that also happens to be a #tbt circa 2003. This was when I lived in Las Vegas working as a paramedic and my parents came for a visit. This was also when my plans to travel the country in an Airstream really started to take root (I had the model I wanted picked out and everything - an International CCD 25-footer), and that plan has now combined with my hubby's childhood dream of building his own home with his own hands. Had I not moved back to TX from that brief stint in Vegas I wouldn't have the family I have today, so even though our Colorado move also ended earlier than planned, I remind myself that coming back from Vegas yielded many, many good things. Onward and upward, but always with an eye on the lessons of the past! Happy Thursday! πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸ’™ #throwbackthursday #tinyhouseinspiration #tinyhouse #travelingtinyhouse #bestmomever #learnfromthepastforabetterfuture Here's this year's 🍦 DQ 🍦tribute to my late mother, whose death in 2013 inspired us to quit putting off our plans to move to WA since life is far too short and further inspired us to donate the majority of our excess to a local women's shelter as she started doing toward the end of her life. Her last meals included all her favorite treats, and the chocolate dipped cone was one we used to get on our many road trips as I was growing up. This is our third year enjoying one in her honor, and while we expected to be Colorado for this year's remembrance, we're glad this year included dinner with my Dad and a fun cake R.A.D helped decorate as well. πŸŽ‚ We even sang "Happy Birthday" to her, and I changed the last line to "...and we all miss you, too." Love you, Momma!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– #tinyhouseinspiration #bestmomever #bestnanaever #DQ #dairyqueen Today would have been my mom's 74th birthday. I spent countless hours digging through scanned photos trying to find this picture the other day, and it turns out it was right in front of my face the whole time. These are my parents standing in front of my first #tinyhouse that my handy dad built for me, posing in a photo I took of them circa 1985 or 1986. After Mom died, I gathered a few of my favorite photos of her throughout the years and created a framed collage that I hung on the living room wall flanked by two paintings of my dad's that feature her as well. It's been there since the day after she died in October 2013, and I must have looked at it a thousand times since then. Funny I should finally notice this photo on this particular day after a previously fruitless search. I miss you, Momma. Happy birthday. πŸ’–πŸ’”πŸ’— The newest #tinyhousepets member of #TinyHouse43: Tank the Texas Map Turtle! 🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒 Brand rescued this little guy (or girl?!) from the bottom of my dad's pool who likely wandered over from the 6ac pond out back, so we decided to let R.A.D learn how to properly care for a small pet since we currently have the space for a tank. That tree in the middle is a #reclaimedwood  part of the Pistache tree 🌳 that died in the front yard, so we followed the pet store's guides on how to properly prepare it so Tank could use it for both hiding and basking. So far he seems to like it, and we look forward to R.A.D learning valuable life lessons along the way! πŸ’š

#tinyhouse #turtle #turtlepower We'll find out how good our #tinyhouseroof is tonight if the hail comes. Eep! 😳😫 #tinyhouse #badweather #hailstorm #davinciroofing #onduvilla 🎀 Bomp, bomp, bomp... Another tree bites the dust.... πŸ˜•πŸ˜«πŸ˜’ My dad's yard has a nasty habit of killing off trees, and this once elegant Pistache tree is the latest front yard victim. Prior to this one of the Bradford Pears outside my old room bit the big one in 2013, one of the two giant Oak trees in the backyard died sometime in the early 2000s, and the first victim was the giant Oak out front way back in the late 1990s (dates estimated). There's a fungus among us that keeps hastily offing these otherwise healthy trees, but at least the remains will be put to good use: the largest chunk you see will be transformed into a jungle gym piece by my dad, and I plan to salvage the smaller thick pieces for natural block toys for the kiddo and probably some decorative pieces in the tiny house. At least it'll have a new life and continue to be enjoyed for years to come, albeit in a different form entirely. #RIPtree πŸ’™

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