Tag: tiny house


Construction Started, Floor Complete!

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My apologies for the delay between updates! For the past few weeks I've been officially finished with my work for the season at Eighth Day Farm (except for thrice-weekly compost runs in the farm truck throughout the winter).

I've made quite a bit of progress on the house. I spent …

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The Current Design

Main floor layout

Progress on the trailer is coming along slowly again, but on Wednesday I spent some time formalizing my plans and layout. Originally I planned to create a 3D model of the house, but the software (both Blender and Sketchup) is a pain in the butt to learn, so I'm sticking …

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Demolition Nearly Complete

The trailer demolition project has taken more time and energy than anticipated, but today I finally toppled the walls. Now all that remains is some wood attached around the bottom of the frame. The other big job is to sort through all the materials and figure out what to keep …

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Tiny House Workshop

Currently I'm in the Indian Trails bus, waiting to leave from the Chicago Greyhound terminal, after a two-day tiny house workshop - mostly focused on houses built on trailer frames, like mine.

I learned a lot, some of which was encouraging or inspiring, and some of which was scary or frustrating …

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Demolition Progressing

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Ready to roll for a day of demolition.

I've spent probably 15-20 hours on trailer demolition (perhaps "disassembly" is more accurate). At this point the interior is totally bare, and the roof and the aluminum siding are off. Now I'm just going to start unscrewing stuff and see what happens …

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Trailer Acquired

Well, the first major step in my journey is complete: I purchased a trailer. I ended up buying an old enclosed cargo trailer, which I am in the process of demolishing down to the frame. (I hope to reuse, recycle, sell, or give away most of the materials composing the …

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The Danger of Dreams

Desires wither the heart.

—The Tao Te Ching, ch. 12

Last summer I worked my butt off (on an organic vegetable farm) for very little money, and was grateful for the chance to do so. This is in keeping with my life philosophy: "Work for nothing. Take all that you …

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