Category Archives: tiny house

Giving Thanks for the Little Life

Here are just a few of the many, many things I’m thankful for today: Curling up on my window seat with a friend, my cat, and a cup of tea (thanks for a lovely pre-Thanksgiving cup-o-tea, Lish!) Waking up to … Continue reading

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Move In Day & Housewarming

Six months ago I started building myself a tiny house called The Lucky Penny. And last night our Tiny Cohousing community, Simply Home Community, hosted a housewarming party. It was good timing, too. Portland has had the first wintry weather … Continue reading

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Lucky Penny’s Maiden Voyage

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed up to ask how the move went. The tiny has landed. I repeat. The tiny has landed. Everything went according to plan and the Lucky Penny has Come (Simply) Home.  On … Continue reading

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Coming (Simply) Home

It’s no use trying to get back to sleep. I’m wide awake before dawn, just as I was three years ago when My Tiny House Adventure Began. Only this time the tiny house I’m moving is my own. In just … Continue reading

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Lucky Penny Open House

This summer, with the help of lots of friends, I’ve been building myself a tiny house on wheels called The Lucky Penny. It’s time for my little house to make her public debut so we can show off our handiwork … Continue reading

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My Copper Penny Roof

Portland greeted the arrival of autumn with the return of the rain. So as I’ve fallen asleep and woken up to the rain the past couple days, I’ve been feeling especially grateful the Lucky Penny has her roof. Back in … Continue reading

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Doing Life

I’ve been doing life. And I haven’t been making the time to post about it. This summer, Life involved a five-week break from building The Lucky Penny. First I took a long weekend to make My Annual Pilgrimage to the … Continue reading

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Tiny House Shingles

It was another gorgeous August weekend in Portland. Perfect for working on my tiny house. I spent it running errands, helping with a work party at Simply Home Community, and playing with siding and shingles for The Lucky Penny. On … Continue reading

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My Flip-Up Front Porch

After taking a break from The Lucky Penny for a few weeks because I was Doing Life, it felt good to get back to building this weekend. On Friday I helped Ben who has been building his tiny house at … Continue reading

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Musings on My Vardo Roof Box

Today I met with Fred at Taylor Metal Products and Tim Bancke, the roofer who recently completed the beautiful curved roof for Lilypad, a tiny house currently under construction for my friend Anita by Walt Quade of Small Home Oregon. … Continue reading

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