Monthly Archives: February 2012

Advanced Fort Construction

I recently paid a visit to a tiny house built by a man named Ryan who says he loves building tiny structures out of salvaged materials because “it’s like advanced tree fort construction!” Ryan wrinkles his brow when I ask … Continue reading

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A Tiny Natural House

Another tiny houser lives just around the corner! This week I had the pleasure of meeting a carpenter who has built her own tiny house in the backyard of the property she owns in Northeast Portland.┬áKatie’s green eyes start twinkling … Continue reading

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Weather Report: Rain on the Skylight

Recently a couple people have asked for updates about how the tiny house and I have fared through the Portland winter. “Winter?” I think. “What winter?” There have been cold days. There was, for instance, the day that sleet froze … Continue reading

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Successful Window Shopping

When you’re looking for windows instead of through them window shopping tends to be an expensive excursion. Fortunately, it wasn’t nearly as expensive as it would have been if Jane had sprung for new windows. She decided to use salvaged … Continue reading

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Picking Up Studs on Valentine’s Day

Jane and I spent Valentine’s evening picking up a whole truckload of studs! If that doesn’t sound sexy to you, you must not be as in love with tiny houses as we are. A friend of Jane’s told her a … Continue reading

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Tiny House Floorplan Considerations

For months I have been discussing the merits of various tiny house layouts with my friend Jane who is designing and building a tiny house this spring. So it’s no surprise that when we sat down with paper and markers … Continue reading

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Seeking: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

It seems the first thing one does when committing to build a tiny house is to buy the kitchen sink. Brittany decided to build the tiny house I’m currently living in while she was traveling. So she bought her beautiful … Continue reading

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Tiny House Slideshow

Several of you have asked to see more photos of the tiny house, so for your viewing pleasure, here is a Tiny House Slideshow. Please click on an image to see the captions and higher quality images.

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Drama at the Hen House

My chicken Henrietta died last weekend while I was away in Walla Walla visiting friends. My neighbor found her outside the coop one morning so we figured she had frozen to death. Since I wasn’t there to deal with her … Continue reading

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