Monthly Archives: October 2013

What My 200 Things Challenge Taught Me

A package arrived in the mail yesterday and I added two new items to my possessions without adding them to my inventory. I haven’t been counting since my last inventory of my possessions, when I moved into my Home, Sweet Pea in … Continue reading

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PAD Tiny House Basics November 2-3, 2013

This time next week we’ll be in the midst of the November Portland Alternative Dwellings Tiny House Basics Workshop. If you’d like to join in on the tiny house fun, please come to our Tiny House Mixer on Saturday, November … Continue reading

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Tiny Chair Workshop at ADX in Portland, OR

On Saturday, October 26th I’ll be teaching a Tiny Chair Workshop at ADX in Portland, OR. This is a Portland Alternative Dwellings workshop intended as a fun introduction to carpentry. Start small by building yourself a simple, comfortable tiny chair. … Continue reading

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Day 12: Tiny House Presentations

Yesterday we wrapped up Yestermorrow‘s 2013 Tiny House Design-Build with final presentations from 13 brilliant students. (See more photos in the Day 12 Slideshow.) It’s amazing to think that less than two weeks ago we were perfect strangers, introducing ourselves … Continue reading

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Day 11: Roof Sheathing & Drawing Sets

Day 11 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course was our last building day since presentations will take place all day today. So most of us worked in the Hanger this morning and a handful of us were back there this … Continue reading

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Day 10: A Sprig for the Last Rafter

Most of Day 10 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course was dedicated to building so that we could get the rest of the roof rafters up. However, there were also a group of students who hunkered down in the studio … Continue reading

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Day 9: Rafters, Ridge Beams & Jam Night

Patti started Day 9 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course with a presentation on roof framing. The tiny house on wheels we are building includes dormers in the center of the building, so we are cutting our rafters at two … Continue reading

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Day 8: Walls, Windows & Models

On day 8 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course we spent our morning on the job site getting the rest of the walls raised. A couple people have been especially enjoying the design portion of the class so they’ve hunkered … Continue reading

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Day 6: Sheathing, Energy & Systems, Wall Raising

On Day 6 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build we began sheathing the walls with CDX plywood. We’re sheathing the walls flat so that the plywood creates sheer panels, which helps to keep the walls square while we install them. (See … Continue reading

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Day 5: Two Tiny Tours, Floor Insulation, Installing Subfloor

First thing on the docket for Day 5 of Yestermorrow’s Tiny House Design-Build course was a field trip to Montpelier to see two little houses. (See all the photos in the Day 5 Slideshow.) The first was a tiny house … Continue reading

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