Category Archives: vardo

April Showers Bring May Flowers

When they say “April showers bring May flowers,” they’re talking about spring rains, but with my new Garden Beds & Graywater set up, the showers I take in April really will contribute to the success of my flowers this May. Let … Continue reading

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Finishing an Owner-Built House

“How long did it take you to build your house?” people who are curious ask people like me who have built our own homes. When talking to most people, I explain that it took about six months to make The Lucky … Continue reading

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Tiny Remodeling Project

Spring has arrived early this year in the Pacific Northwest and we’re already having days that are warm enough that My New & Improved Chiller can’t quite hack it! Meanwhile, I’m headed to DC tomorrow to teach a Tiny House 101 Workshop … Continue reading

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Living on the Green Side

It was a pleasure to have a chat a couple months ago with Sierra Dickey ’15, a fellow graduate of Whitman College who wanted to write a story about me and my little house, The Lucky Penny, for an upcoming … Continue reading

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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 My 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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Oil, Spice & Everything Nice

Editor’s Note from 2/24/16: This post was lingering in draft mode and I decided it was high-time to get it published!  I loved designing and building my tiny house, The Lucky Penny, but I’ve also thoroughly loved the process of … 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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