Category Archives: Building

Amazon has everything now!

Hello hello!  Happy Monday!  Hope your all doing well!  gosh, I’ve been a bit absent lately as I just had a bunch of other things going on and this little blog took a back burner.  Hopefully all my deadlines are over and I can get back to my normal routine. =)

That being said:  While I was absent from the blog, I did find a bunch of interesting articles/information on the tiny house movement.  In fact, I even watched a documentary on building tiny houses.  Stay tuned for that post. =)  The first topic I wanted to share was that Amazon, yeah that online retailer, is now in the tiny house business.  Yes, you read that correctly, Amazon sells tiny houses now.

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Safe entry

Hello friends!  How are you?  Did you have a great weekend?  Was it relaxing or did you get a bunch of work done.  Me, I was busy busy busy.  One of my tasks was putting together my front porch!  That’s right, my porch arrived last Wednesday to the FedEx hub in “the city” about 1.5 hours away.  Since the hub is only open (to the public) on Monday through Fridays I had to arrange to get the porch before the weekend because I actually had time to put it up during the weekend.

My plan: I got out of work a little early Friday and drove to The City to get my package and would make it a night out – or meaning I would go to Target and Whole Foods since we don’t have either of those in the town I’m currently living in.  Yes, I do realize how lame that makes me sound but roll with it.  When you live without amenities like this you realize how important such things are and get excited when you get a chance to visit them. =)

Anyways, back to Friday night….

a porch in a car
my car is loaded down

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Water (re) use on the Earthship

Hello, hello!  Happy Monday friends!  How was everyone’s weekend?  Hope it was a good one for you.  Today, I’m going to talk about water at the Earthship.  This is a hot topic since the Mothership of the Earthship is in a high desert climate where water is at a premium (Taos, New Mexico).  One of the things our tour guide repeated multiple times – and it was shown as displays in the visitor center – was how each Earthship re-uses and recycles all the water.

Each Earthship has a sloping roof towards the built up “underground” side of the house as shown here:

Roof (our tour guide showing us the water catchment)

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Earthship!

Happy Friday!  Welcome back!  Can you believe it’s already June?  Where did May go???

Anyways, today’s topic is on the Earthship!!!  Have you heard of it?  If not, it’s a way of building a living structure that is completely off grid using recycled and natural products only.  You can read more here: http://earthship.com/

Earthship (from afar)

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Remember when…

TGIF!  Remember when I shared with you all photos of tiny houses in Portland, Oregon awhile back???  In case you forgot you can read it here  =)

Well, what do you know BUT there was an article on those houses in Portland Monthly. They are, in fact, built for the homeless!

Read the article here: Portland Monthly

(ps.  I finally figured out how to put text over the links and am all over it!)

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the article and have a fabulous weekend!!!  If your snowed in, stay warm (and know that I’m slightly jealous of you).

NPR & Tiny Homes!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Depending on when you read this (morning or night) you could be starting the hump or almost over it. =) Either way, I’m glad your here!

Today’s post is kind of random and will be rather short BUT on my way into the gym this morning I heard a story on NPR about the Tiny Houses that were built for the West Virginia flood victims.

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Another tiny house community!

Hello friends!  How’s this Wednesday treating you?  Are you back into your normal routine?  Some exciting news today that I want to share about the tiny house movement.  When you think of the tiny house movement you probably think people live in them in more progressive states such as California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, etc.  However, I came across an article today about a tiny house village in OKLAHOMA!  What?  A very conservative state is building a planned tiny house community in Bartlesville, OK.  Yup, I had to look that up too. =)

Bartlesville, OK

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Big Hearts give Tiny Homes

Hello and welcome back!  Today’s topic is one that I would like to shine a little light on in that tiny homes can be a good thing.  This past summer, a huge flood hit parts of West Virginia and destroyed many many homes leaving families with nothing but a mess to clean up.  This is close to my heart as this occurred very close to where I called home for about 10 years.  You can find out more info about the flood here: http://wvflood.com/Pages/default.aspx

The Department of Education and West Virginia got together to create the Big Hearts Give Tiny Homes project in which the career and technical schools within the state built 15 tiny houses for the flood victims….in about 30 days!

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Forever?

Hello!  Happy Hump Day!  I’ve kind of fallen off the everyday blogging thing.  Guess the holiday’s have caught up with me and it’s just slipped my mind. =)  However, I’m back at it again today and wanted to share an interesting article I found on facebook.  Ok, maybe I didn’t find it but someone in the Tiny House Community facebook page posted it.

It talked about how their tiny home wasn’t their forever home…and how that’s ok.

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