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It’s Better To Build With This

I have another tip to share about materials selection but first this: While the Tiny House Design Build program has sold at $97, I was hoping to get it into more people’s hands. I’ve been busy with architecture school and … Continue reading

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Tiny House Design Build Video Workshop Live

I finished the ebook on how to design and build a tiny house. I wanted to include the best pictures I’d taken but realized that just wouldn’t be practical given I’d taken over 1,000. So instead, I narrowed it down … Continue reading

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Earthbag House In Austin

Over the weekend, I went and attended the Earthbag House open house here in Austin. The builders have been working on it since December 2008. They have the exterior finished and will be working on the rammed earth floor next. … Continue reading

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Installing The Storm Door

When it came time to install the storm door, I ran into a small issue: the door needed a 36″ rough opening. The front door is a 36″ door so I’d assumed the rough opening would be also. It is … Continue reading

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Tiny House Sink And Toilet

If you recall from the plumbing post, the water comes in through a garden hose and splits to the sink and shower immediately once inside. I wanted the sink to beĀ versatileĀ and compact. So I designed and built it in my … Continue reading

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Trim and Paint

Adding the trim to the tiny house was pretty straightforward. I mitered most of the boards at a 45 degree angle to fit together in the corners. I decided to use baseboards for the long 135 degree wall-ceiling connections to … Continue reading

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Tiny House Flooring

I installed vinyl flooring that looks like bamboo. I measured the dimensions in 5 pieces: Loft Storage area Study nook Living room Hallway/closet I cut them each a little long (1/2 in) so I would have room for error and … Continue reading

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Tiny House Inside Skin Part II

I’ve finished hanging the drywall, taping, sanding and texturing. I sealed the gaps in the ceiling panels with a finishing tape they typically use for furniture. And I built the ladder that will connect to the loft and storage area. … Continue reading

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Tiny House Inside Skin Part I

After we got the house settled, the door wouldn’t close well. Here’s a picture of the corner in question: What I did was to take the top piece of drywall off and hammer a couple shims under the door frame … Continue reading

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Tiny House Bathroom

There are more pictures to share in this post because the steps were to wall in the room, seal in the panel joints, finish the bath fan/light, install the door and install the shower. The main thing I’ll say about … Continue reading

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