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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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New Term For Tiny Houses: Minimalist Homes

ABC News has an article on how minimalist homes could be an antidote for the sagging housing market. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/minimalist-homes-solution-shrinking-housing-market/story?id=12451579 The article seems to be another highlight of tiny houses though notably, there’s a video of a walk in closet that … Continue reading

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Open House Pictures

One of the folks who attended the open house sent in pictures to The Tiny Life blog. Here are some additional pictures taken with my camera:

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Open House This Saturday

I’m a couple of posts behind but I wanted to announce an open house for the completed tiny house. I decided to have it this Saturday, December 18th to get it in before Christmas. I still have a couple of … Continue reading

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Tiny House Wall Framing Sketchup

Here’s a screen shot of the progress I’ve made on the Sketchup. You’ll notice I have spare lumber pieces next to the house. I found it easier to copy and paste boards that were already oriented the way I want … 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 as Investment Property

Most of the activity in the tiny house market seems to revolve around individuals building their own to live in personally. The original reason I began building the tiny house was that a friend and I couldn’t get qualified for … Continue reading

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Tiny House Electrical System

I finished installing the electrical system of the tiny house. It consists of a weather proof plug to the outside for a 15A extension cord, a GFCI circuit box, a 15A circuit breaker, 6 switches, 5 outlets (receptacles) and places … Continue reading

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Adding Siding

The next step was to install the siding. I chose vinyl siding for its durability, cost and ease of installation. First off, I cut the window holes: Next I wrapped the house with the roofing tar paper. It’s actually organic … Continue reading

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Tiny House Roofing

I didn’t realize how labor intensive putting on a roof was going to be. I probably should have posted on it in stages but now it’s complete so here’s the whole process. It occurred to me that I ought to … Continue reading

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