Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hello, Tiny House Design-Build

Last night we kicked off Tiny House Design-Build with an orientation tour, a welcome dinner, and our first session in the Main Studio. A round of introductions revealed that we have students from both coasts and two other countries. My fellow … Continue reading

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Back Home at Yestermorrow

Tiny House Design Build 2013 begins at Yestermorrow amidst the glory of fall in Vermont. It’s so good to be back home at Yestermorrow. Check out my Yestermorrow Fall Foliage Slideshow for more photos. I arrived at Yestermorrow late last night so I … Continue reading

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Last Week for Early Bird Tickets to 2014 Tiny House Conference

Last week I talked with Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life last week about the Tiny House Conference that will be held in Charlotte, NC in April 2014. It sounds like a great line-up of speakers, including Dee Williams of Portland Alternative … Continue reading

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Tiny House Plumbing Workshop Recap

On Monday, September 16th, 2013 Shelter Wise, Portland Alternative Dwellings, and Bruner Plumbing teamed up to teach Tiny House Construction Essentials: Plumbing Systems. This micro workshop was hosted by Shelter Wise and used the Salsa Box, which was constructed for the La … Continue reading

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Tiny House Cleaning Check List

In general, I’ve found it’s easiest to clean a tiny house from top to bottom (literally!) and from back to front. So this order may not work for you, but here’s how I usually go about cleaning a tiny house … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know about Designing Tiny Houses I Learned from Cleaning Them

Okay, that’s not really true. Most of what I know about designing tiny houses came from living in a travel trailer, a yurt, an accessory dwelling, and two tiny houses on wheels over the past two years. I certainly learned … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle… and Moving Forward

Two years ago this week I moved to Portland and this week I’m Housesitting the Tiny Barn at the location where my first tiny house was parked when My Tiny Adventure Began. So, in a way, it feels like I’ve … Continue reading

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Housesitting the Tiny Barn

This week I’m Coming Full Circle… and Moving Forward. It’s been fun the past couple days to housesit for a friend of mine and stay in the Tiny Barn. A year and a half ago I helped the owner talk through … Continue reading

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