Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sidestepping with Siding

Where did the weekend go?! Last weekend I got in three good building days. On Saturday we worked on Plan F. Sunday was Plan F: Take 2. And on Monday we were Insulating My Vardo Roof. I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Portland Tribune Article: How Hard is it to Live with Less?

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Peter Korn of the Portland Tribune. (My first feature in the Trib in April 2012 was called Home Tiny Home by Jason Vondersmith.) I met Peter while tabling for the Breathe Building … Continue reading

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Insulating My Vardo Roof

Friday I picked up Eave Caps for My Vardo Roof and Saturday we worked on Plan F. Yesterday we worked on Plan F: Take 2. And today we (finally!) insulated my roof box! In the morning Matthew helped me air … Continue reading

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Plan F: Take 2

Yesterday evening were working on Plan F and just placing everything together so we could decide whether to assemble the system on the ground or in the sky when I discovered that 2 x 6s are sold in “dead-on” pre-cut … Continue reading

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Plan F

I’m on Plan F. Over the past three years I’ve considered dozens of different ways to build my vardo roof, with its exposed rafters and skylight box. This weekend I found myself working on Plan F. Fortunately, I had some … Continue reading

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Eave Caps for My Vardo Roof

Last weekend my Tiny House Helpers and I installed the bead board ceiling over My Arched Rafters, which I wrote about in Ceiling Up My Vardo. Then I realized that I’d need to come up with a new plan for … Continue reading

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Congress for New Urbanism Salon

A couple months ago I was invited by Martin Glastra Van Loon (a Dutch native who now lives and works in Portland as an urban planner) to speak at the Cascadia chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism Salon. This was … Continue reading

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Come Hail & High Water

Yesterday we worked on Ceiling Up My Vardo and today the plan was to continue work on both the roof and the windows. But today was one of those gray days that makes you suspicious from the start. According to … Continue reading

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Ceiling Up My Vardo

The past two weeks I was only able to work on The Lucky Penny one day, so I was excited to have three whole days of building this weekend. I’ve had some help Making Ends Meet, so I was eager to jump … Continue reading

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Making Ends Meet

Memorial Day Weekend was momentous for me. On Friday we had My SIPs Wall Raising. On Saturday we applied My Tiny House Air Barrier. On Sunday and Monday we had my Vardo Rafter Raising. Fortunately, I had lots of Tiny … Continue reading

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