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Katie’s Reflections on Tiny House Design-Build

And now, a word from our “sponsor.” Today’s guest post brought to you by Katie Tomai, a student in this summer’sTiny House Design-Build class at Yestermorrow and the client for the class. Thank you Katie for your perspective and the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Less Is More Presentations

On Sunday night Dave Cain and I kicked off Less is More at Yestermorrow with photographic introductions and a parti exercise. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we had field trips and design time. Dave and I also lead a series … Continue reading

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Less Time, More Drafting

Our week of Less is More at Yestermorrow has flown by! It seems like just yesterday we said Welcome to Less is More and now, all of the sudden, tomorrow is our presentation day. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we … Continue reading

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Home Again at Yestermorrow

Every time I return to the Yestermorrow campus, it feels like a homecoming. This is my seventh trip to Yestermorrow and the only time I’ve arrived here via Boston. (Special thanks to the dear folks in Boston – Jessica, Sage, … Continue reading

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Day 12: Tiny House Presentations

Yesterday we wrapped up Yestermorrow‘s 2013 Tiny House Design-Build with final presentations from 13 brilliant students. (See more photos in the Day 12 Slideshow.) It’s amazing to think that less than two weeks ago we were perfect strangers, introducing ourselves … Continue reading

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Day 10: A Sprig for the Last Rafter

Most of Day 10 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course was dedicated to building so that we could get the rest of the roof rafters up. However, there were also a group of students who hunkered down in the studio … Continue reading

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Day 9: Rafters, Ridge Beams & Jam Night

Patti started Day 9 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course with a presentation on roof framing. The tiny house on wheels we are building includes dormers in the center of the building, so we are cutting our rafters at two … Continue reading

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Day 8: Walls, Windows & Models

On day 8 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course we spent our morning on the job site getting the rest of the walls raised. A couple people have been especially enjoying the design portion of the class so they’ve hunkered … Continue reading

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Day 6: Sheathing, Energy & Systems, Wall Raising

On Day 6 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build we began sheathing the walls with CDX plywood. We’re sheathing the walls flat so that the plywood creates sheer panels, which helps to keep the walls square while we install them. (See … Continue reading

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Day 5: Two Tiny Tours, Floor Insulation, Installing Subfloor

First thing on the docket for Day 5 of Yestermorrow’s Tiny House Design-Build course was a field trip to Montpelier to see two little houses. (See all the photos in the Day 5 Slideshow.) The first was a tiny house … Continue reading

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