Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Dream Job: Tiny House Design-Building

I’ve landed my summer dream job thanks to Eli Spevak of Orange Splot, LLC. I’m apprenticing with his construction crew to build tiny houses this summer. The first house we’re working on was started last summer by a woman who was … Continue reading

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How Many People Can Fit in a Tiny House?

Turns out, you can fit more than 100 people into a tiny house… if they take turns. We figured that out during the Pedalpalooza Tiny Home Bike Tour on Saturday, June 24th. Despite the threatening weather more than 100 people showed … Continue reading

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Pedalpalooza Tiny House Tour on Sunday, June 24th

Five Portland Tiny Houses will be featured in the Pedalpalooza Tiny Home Tour on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. The tour is guided and meets at Rigler Elementary School (5401 NE Prescott Street). The tour will be led by … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Pick Envi Heater Over Propane Marine Heater

After a recent tiny house workshop in Portland, one of the participants followed up to ask why I prefer my Envi electric heater over a Dickinson Propane Marine Fireplace. I gave him my top 10 list and realized I should … Continue reading

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Portland Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop = Brilliance + Connections

It was a delight to attend the Portland Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop this weekend! I was honored that Dee Williams asked me to participate in a panel on Saturday afternoon and open up the tiny house I’m renting for a walk-through … Continue reading

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Accessory Dwelling Bike Tour Draws A Crowd

Thanks to Mark Rainha we have a great little video of the Pedalpalooza ADU bike tour! Thanks Mark! (Bruce and Carolyn’s ADU, which is My Summer Garden Cottage is the fourth property featured, so take a peek!) Approximately 100 people participated in … Continue reading

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1 Tiny House & 4 Bicycles

A friend of mine recently sent me an email saying he’d just stumbled upon a really good deal on a used road bike my size. Finding a used bike in excellent condition with a minuscule price tag is almost as … Continue reading

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Update on Tiny Barn Build

Several of you have requested an update on the Tiny Barn Build, so I’ve uploaded a slideshow below so that you can see the progress. Enjoy! As many of you know, I spent my spring break helping a friend build … Continue reading

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