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New York Auto Show..tiny house addition!

TGIF!  Woohoo!  We made it to the weekend!  I don’t know about you but I’m ready for the weekend and a little down time.

I came across this interesting article about Ford, you know – the car company, in which they are towing tiny houses with two of their trucks as an advertisement to boast how their trucks can tow something like this.  These two tiny houses are named after the Henry, who founded the Ford company, and his wife Clara.  I think it’s pretty cool that Ford is jumping on the tiny living bandwagon. =)

Anyways, these two tiny houses (and the Ford trucks that are towing them) will be making a trip across America to various car shows – at least that’s how I understand it.  You can find out more about the tour here.

Maybe my next car should be an F-250? or maybe not since I’m trying my best to be eco-friendly. =)

 

 

 

 

Solar Oven

Happy Humpty Hump day!  How’s it going?  Today’s topic is about a solar oven – just like the post title. I’m so clever, huh?  Anyways, someone posted this is one of those tiny house groups I’m a member of…. while this seems like a great idea (using the sun to heat an oven) I’m not sure how good it is.  This is what is looks like….

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Electrifying news…

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Welcome back!  How’s everyone doing?  Me, I’m hanging in there.  It’s a busy time of the semester with last minute things, events, grading, projects, students freaking out, etc.  Plus I’m teaching a 2 week summer class right after the end of this term so I have to prepare for that…add on top of that, I’ve had an ear infection for the past week.  Yup, a grown adult with an ear infection.  I’ve been to see my doc and a specialist so I have some good meds.  I am on the mend but it has not been fun and quite painful. So what’s it like to be sick in a tiny house you ask….uh, just like being sick in a normal size house. ha! I spent a lot of time this weekend on the couch just relaxing,  drinking tea, watching movies, etc.  So really no different other than the fact that I also cleaned the whole house, which took all of 10 minutes so I guess that’s the added benefit to living tiny.

Another benefit…..

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Cha-ching!

Hello, hello!  Happy Thursday everyone!  How are you all doing today? Having a great week?

Again, short post today BUT I have some interesting and good news….I sold my old composting toilet on ebay!!!

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This was quite a shock to me as I wasn’t sure if it would sell let alone had 15 bids!  I haven’t seen any used ones before on ebay and thought I would start there and then if it didn’t sell I would take it to Habitat for Humanity.  I duel posted on Craigslist as well – which someone local contacted me about AFTER it sold.  wah, wah. =(

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Defending another tiny house dig…

Hello!  Welcome back!  Whew, it’s Wednesday already – can you believe it?  Sorry for the absence the past few days.  I took a trip out of town and then was playing catch up.  You know how it goes, right?

Well, this is a short post but I had to make some comments on an article that was posted in the National Review.  You can read the article here.  The author pretty much takes a stab at tiny houses… and well, I have some comments about this.

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Tiny House Tailgate is famous!

Hello, hello!  Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  did you do anything fun and exciting?  This is going to be a short post but I wanted to share this video of the Tiny House tailgate that I saw last week.  As I’ve mentioned a few times on here, I like a few tiny house groups on facebook…well, this weekend, the video below popped up!  You can buy it if you choose….there is a sleeping loft, a full bathroom, and this awesome patio area. =)

 

Tailgating Tiny

TGIF!  What a week!  Did it fly by or what?  Guess it’s that time of year where everything seems to be in overdrive. It’s ok with me, just means we’re one more week closer to summer! =)

So, there is another tiny house in the town I’m currently living in!  Well, it’s maybe not an exact tiny house for someone to live in BUT instead, it’s used as a tailgate for football games!  Let me explain.

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Earth Day Texas

Hello hello!  How’s your week going so far?  I saw an advertisement for Earth Day Texas, which I won’t lie, doesn’t sound tiny house related what so ever and they need to work on that name…but it appears to be a tiny house conference-esque type of event in Dallas, Texas this coming weekend.  I really enjoyed the Tiny House Jamboree I attended last summer in Colorado Springs so I am curious about this one as it seems somewhat similar. You can read about it on this link.

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