Monthly Archives: April 2014

Planing My Curved Rafters

Waaay back in March, I began Building My Arched Rafters for my gypsy wagon, The Lucky Penny. I was able to borrow a jig from the uber talented Katy Anderson. Katy is a woodcrafter extraordinaire (who is currently building a … Continue reading

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Painting My Skylight Frames

A couple weeks ago I purchased two Skylights for My Vardo from Mark at Natural Light Skylight Co. They are double-paned acrylic dome skylights with a plain black metal frame, which was all well and good except that my house is The … Continue reading

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Cooking Good Food in a Tiny Kitchen

These days when I arrive at People’s Food Co-op on Wednesday afternoons I make a beeline for the Gee Creek Farm stand where I announce my arrival with an enthusiastic squeal of “Food Box!” which makes the women who work there … Continue reading

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Breathe Building Groundbreaking Celebration

Since January I’ve been working half-time as the Living Building Challenge Assistant for the Breathe Building. My role is to ensure that the project complies with the Living Building Challenge, which is the world’s most rigorous green building standard. We … Continue reading

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Ordering My Tiny House SIPs

Today I placed the order for my SIPs (structural insulated panels) with Patrick Sughrue of Structures Northwest. This means it’s time to schedule the wall-raising for my gypsy wagon. At this point it looks like it will be about three … Continue reading

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Skylights for My Vardo

Many of my favorite spaces have skylights, so they’ve been an integral part of my tiny house designs from the beginning. Many people decide to forgo skylights in their wee homes because of the cost or the complexity of flashing … Continue reading

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Lina’s Tiny House: The Lucky Penny

I believe there is great power in naming and it’s recently occurred to me that I haven’t introduced my tiny house to you yet by name. Now, I recognize that sometimes it’s best to wait until after a baby is … Continue reading

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Tiny House Conference 2014 Kick Off

Tiny house lovers from across the country have descended upon Charlotte, NC this weekend for the Tiny House Conference. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to geek out about one of my favorite things! We will spend the next … Continue reading

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