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Happy Birthday to Niche Consulting LLC

A year ago today I started my own sustainable design consulting company, Niche Consulting LLC. So my baby company is one year old today! Happy Birthday, Niche! For Niche, like for most start-up companies – and most human babies for … Continue reading

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December Tiny House Mixer at ADX

On Thursday night more than thirty people filled the loading dock at ADX for the December Tiny House Mixer. There was a great November Tiny House Mixer which I cross-posted about on TinyHomes.com. This Mixer was the debut of what … Continue reading

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November Tiny House Mixer Draws A Crowd

Forty-four people crowded around tables into the back room at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company in SE Portland on Saturday evening so we could mix and mingle with other tiny house enthusiasts. Portland Alternative Dwellings hosted the Tiny House Mixer at … Continue reading

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Tiny House Construction Essentials: Plumbing Systems

Remember Casa Pequena, that tiny house we framed and wrapped in just 2 days at the Casa Verde festival in McMinnville last April? If not, here’s a sweet video of the Case Pequena build. It’s time for Casa Pequena to be … Continue reading

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Lina’s Next Adventure

This post from last summer was lingering in draft mode. Now that Niche is having it’s first birthday, I realized I’d better get it posted! -Lina This summer I’ve been going through a Transition Time as I wrapped up my Masters … Continue reading

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Naj Haus Wall Raising Work(shop) Party

This post is an excerpt from an epic post from Kate Goodnight’s blog about the first two weeks of construction for Naj Haus. If you want to read the full post Blood, sweat, tears, blueberries, and the most awesome three walls … Continue reading

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PAD Tiny House Basics Workshop July 20-21, 2013

I’m excited to be teaching another PAD Tiny House Basics workshop with Dee Williams of Portland Alternative Dwellings on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. Here’s are recaps of the February PAD Workshop and April PAD Workshop. Read on for … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops: Building & Tiny House Basics

The Pedalpalooza ADU and Tiny House Tours on Saturday were great fun. Now I’m working with PAD to gear up for three exciting workshops in the coming weeks: Tiny House Work Parties are small group workshops that provide supervised, hands-on tiny house … Continue reading

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Tiny House Fair: Day 3

Day 3 of the first annual Tiny House Fair started off with a panel discussion regarding the alegality of tiny houses. To the best of our knowledge there isn’t a zoning code in the country that directly addresses “tiny houses.” … Continue reading

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Tiny House Fair: Day 1

Ah, it feels good to be back here! During my very first Yestermorrow course (Ecological Design in the Built Environment – the 3 week Core curriculum for the Certificate in Sustainable Design & Building) my friend Shannon White said “I … Continue reading

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