Category Archives: vardo

A Year Living in the Lucky Penny

It’s my one year anniversary of living in The Lucky Penny! November 15th last year was my Move in Day & Housewarming. But Raffi and I officially moved out of the basement of The Big House and began living in … Continue reading

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Home Is (Still) Where Your House Is

One of the perks of living in a tiny house on wheels is the ability to have a change of scenery. But I’ve gotta say, I’ve felt a little topsy –turvy in my house the past couple days! On Sunday … Continue reading

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A Tiny Move for a Tiny House

Today during our Simply Home Community Work Party, we moved my tiny house, The Lucky Penny, from its original spot, tucked between The Rustic and The Big House to another location on the property. I had already secured things inside … Continue reading

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Lucky Penny Video Tour

After several weeks of So Much Tiny House Goodness and the Lucky Penny’s Public Debut last week, I have other exciting news to share! Yesterday Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard of Tiny House, Giant Journey have posted a video tour of The Lucky Penny, my tiny … Continue reading

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Lucky Penny’s Public Debut

What a busy couple weeks it’s been with So Much Tiny House Goodness! And along with that, lots of press. I was going to wait until those last pesky pieces of trim were finished before I shared photos officially. But … Continue reading

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Upper Cabinet Trim

Like so many other owner-builders, I moved into my tiny house before it was completely finished. By the time it was livable, I was ready for a break! When my Move In Day & Housewarming took place in November, I hadn’t yet … Continue reading

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Less Is More Presentation Day

Presentation Day at Yestermorrow is always a bit like Xmas morning for me. Dave and I posted our list on Wednesday evening, asking our students to incorporate context/site, floor plans, elevations, and sections and/or models into their Friday presentations. And … Continue reading

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Less Is More Tours & Programming

We’re about to begin our third day of Yestermorrow‘s Less is More class, which is focused on small home design. The first two days had a similar itinerary: small home tours in the morning, afternoon design lessons, and evening presentation and … Continue reading

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Hello Again, Less Is More!

I’m back in snowy Vermont for more Yestermorrow goodness. I spent my weekend in the Design-Building a Successful Design-Build Business class, taught by Adam Cohen. He was a wealth of information and wisdom and I learned just as much from … 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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