Category Archives: Parking

Mooooving!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Oye, am I feeling behind.  I had to make an unexpected quick trip back to my dads (a plane ride away) which is why I didn’t post the past few days.  Because of this trip, I am now behind… but eventually I will get caught up.

I do have some exciting news though….wait for it…

I got the word that my new parking spot is available!!!!  I will most likely be moving this weekend!!!  I’m going over tonight to check it out and look over the lease.  My new landlords put me in contact with someone they know who can tow my house too!!!  I think this new space was meant to be. =)

I think this was just in time because when I returned home Monday night my current super close neighbors in the RV.  (if you forget the issue with this RV parked 5′ from my front door, you can read it here).  Well they have a few dogs…I THINK they have 3 total but it might be 4…anyways, 1 dog they keep outside in a makeshift “fence” behind their RV.  This dog ALWAYS barks when I go outside and well, since it’s outside all.the.time then anytime I open my door – it barks.  It’s quite annoying.  Anyways, long story short, they put up a wooden barrier between my house and the “fenced” in area.  (they probably overheard me tell this dog to shut up quite a few times) I’ll have to get a picture tonight to show you because it’s ridiculous…they pretty much found dead trees and propped them up to create this “fence” thing.  They also have a pile of wooden crates sitting right outside my door.  Yes, I need pictures because it’s seriously 5′ from my front door.

I think I found a new parking spot at just the right time!

Tiny house for the homeless…

Hello and happy hump day!  How’s your week going so far?  Mine is good!  Busy getting back into the swing of things after spring break but other than that it’s going great.  As mentioned previously, I have a few articles on tiny houses that I found recently – which, of course, happen to be from Oregon. =)

The first article, which I think are the same structures that I saw when I was in Portland this winter (find the post here), discusses how tiny houses in people’s backyards can help with the homeless issue.  If you didn’t know, Portland has a big homeless population, which is sad but honestly Oregon is such a great place to live with a somewhat mild climate that I don’t blame them for choosing Oregon.

Anyways…

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Spring Break!

Hi and welcome back!  Can you guess where I was last week during spring break???

the famous carpet at the Portland airport.

It was a fun time and the weather held out and I only experienced 1 day of rain the whole week.  For Oregon, that is pretty darn good! =)  However, it is now back to reality and back to work.  Only 6 more weeks of class.

Spring break

So during my time in Oregon (I also had a brief stay in Chicago for a conference) I discovered this little beauty…

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Tiny house in Denver?

Hello and happy hump day!  So as we were exploring Denver this past weekend, we walked past a tiny house!  What?  In city limits you ask???  Yes… it was a juice bar!  I think this is becoming sort of a trend.  It’s really a fancy food truck that looks like a tiny house.  Actually, there’s one downtown where I’m currently located and used as a food truck.  Anyways, I thought this is an interesting concept.

juice bar

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Yet another post about parking…

Hi!  Happy Thursday!  How are you all doing today?  Getting ready for the weekend?  Me, I’m ready for it. =)

Today, I’m going to talk about parking spots yet again….so I’m discovering is that I talk about toilets and parking the most when living in a tiny house.  Never thought those two things would be the most discussed topics.  Hmmm….wonder what that means.  I know other tiny house dwellers struggle with the parking issue as well.  They might not bring it up as much as I do but it’s a real problem for anyone in a tiny house!  We want to live this lifestyle (each for various reasons) yet we all want to do it legally.  I haven’t seen a single post or discussion about how someone wants to “break the rules” and live illegally or fight when told to evacuate a parking spot. Most dwellers just suck it up and move after told by officials that they are illegal.  Guess that’s a plus with having a house on wheels….

I really want to avoid that yet live closer to town for various reasons as mentioned previously. And I think I found a spot!!!

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Another reason for a new parking spot…

Hello!  How are you all today?  Happy Hump Day!  Today’s post is short as I’m still getting caught up with everything since I was out of town last weekend but I wanted to share yet another reason (as if I needed more) in which to find a new parking spot!

I live down a dirt road.  I probably have to travel 1 mile on this road but when it rains (which isn’t often) it turns into a mud pit.  I can not avoid, no matter how slow I drive, getting mud up to the windows of my car.  That is how much mud there is!  It’s crazy ridiculous and takes a few days for it to dry so I drive my car with mud on it for a week or so before I can wash it.  If I washed it right after the rain it would get muddy again and then I just wasted water on washing.  Anyways, that was a side rant as today I was going to share what happened on my ride home from work yesterday…. Continue reading Another reason for a new parking spot…

Parking yet again…

Happy hump day!  Woohoo!  Did you all have a great Valentines day?  Now, go out and buy all the discounted leftover chocolates. Actually, don’t do that as I want some left over for me! =)

So I posted in a private group of crossfit friends about wanting a new parking spot and someone had a lead!  I have a potential parking spot just outside of city limits.  This is not a done deal as this contact is verifying if they have a sewer/electric/water/etc for me but this gives me hope.  Keep your fingers cross my friends!  This is quite exciting for me!

I’m pretty busy these next few weekends – and have to find someone to haul my house – even if it’s just 5 miles down the road so I probably won’t be doing anything for a few weeks anyways.  Don’t worry, I’ll keep you all updated on the progress of “The Great Parking Debate”.  =)

 

Parking update

Happy Valentines Day!  How are you?  Do you have fun plans for tonight?  Me, uh, nope.  I most likely will go on the social run tonight and then home to dinner and cat cuddles.  I know how to get into the holiday spirit, huh?

Anyways, I’m starting to get serious about a new parking spot.  I called a small RV park that is 2 miles away from work (although I still can’t bike to campus due to the road this place is located on) it will tremendously cut down on my commute time.  I mentioned it before (you can read that post here) but never got a call back from the owner..until this weekend when I tried again.

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New Landlord

Hello and happy Thursday!  It is just me or did this week fly by.  I mean fly.  Whew!

I guess I knew this for about a week or so now but I have a new landlord.  I think this is going to be a good thing…but only time will tell I suppose.  I’ve mentioned on here that I rent an RV parking spot (with RV hookups) on 10 acres of land outside of city limits.  So far, besides my new neighbors and a somewhat long commute – in my opinion, I haven’t had any issues.

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Frustration take 2!

Happy Hump Day!  Hope your all doing well and having a great week so far.  Mine’s been busy busy busy as the new semester kicks off and I’m still figuring out my schedule.  It usually take a good month to get into the swing of it. =)

The past few days have felt more like spring than winter – which, I know, some of you would like – however, there was one day when the temps got below freezing one night.  This isn’t a problem now that I have my garage set up and water lines all figured out…or so I thought.

I awoke one day earlier this week to no water.  WHAT?!?!  How can I have no water when I have a (very expensive) automatic electric heated water line to prevent this exact thing? See the plugs going from the well & hose to the electric box behind?

water connection from well

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