From Texas-sized 2 Tiny House For Three

It’s Official!


I took a screenshot of my phone when I opened the PDF showing that…..

our Tumbleweed Amish Barn Raiser is officially in production! :)

It should be ready around the end of May, and I’ve received the “go ahead”Β to take essentially the entire month of May off from both of my jobs so we can FINALLY get all our crap moved out of the big house and get it ready to sell. Once that’s done we’ll drive up to Colorado Springs to pick up the TH and then haul it back to my dad’s house for the build. Then it’ll be off to Colorado for a while before really taking the house for a spin around the US and Canada.



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Decided to build a #tinyhouse outside in my dad's multi-year-drought parched #Texas backyard. Now we've had the rainiest spring in over a decade, and all the area lakes are overflowing. You're welcome, North Texas. Be safe out there! β˜οΈπŸ’¦β˜”οΈ Totally not TH related (though it's because of the TH I bought my bike, so...), but I couldn't help it. As soon as I decided to think of a name for my bike, I just couldn't get Quinn out of my head. You know, as in Harley Quinn, the Batman villainess? hehe β™¦οΈπŸƒβ™¦οΈ So, in an effort to carry out that theme AND increase my bike's nighttime visibility, I added some retro reflective diamonds in red and purple to the sides, back, and front here and there. I went with the purple/red combo because my armored jacket happens to be purple, so I bought a red helmet to coordinate. Excited to be just one weekend away from the new rider course so Brandy and I can really start practicing and enjoying our new rides! 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. πŸ‘πŸ» 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. πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ’– 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. πŸ˜‰ Now to pick up all the electrical and plumbing components so we can start wiring up the inside!

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