Monthly Archives: June 2017

Back in action!

Hello friends!  How are you all doing?  Sorry for my absence last week.  I’ve been busy busy with work but am now back at it!  =)

Today’s topic is the Tiny House Jamboree!  I mentioned it a few weeks ago that the date and location changed and I got an e-mail yesterday with the updated information.  If you don’t remember, I went to this conference last August in Colorado Springs and had a fabulous time.  While it’s more for those in the planning or building phase it was still a great experience for me.  In fact, any time someone calls or writes me because they are interested in tiny houses I tell them to go…it was THAT good.  Honestly, for the $50 cover charge you got to listen to 3 days worth of seminars on all topics tiny house and the lifestyle to touring 50 tiny houses. =)  You can read about my experience last year here and here.

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Dreaming

Hello, hello!  How are you all?  Did you have a good week?  It’s Friday again.  Woohoo! Do you have fun plans for the weekend?  I’m going to be working…yup, during summer break.  good times, right?  =)  In all seriousness, I can’t complain because I do get 3 months during the summer to work from anywhere I so please so having to be somewhere for a week is manageable.  =)

Today’s topic is on the reality of living tiny.  This article was in the New York Times awhile back and thought it brought up some good items for discussion.

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no fuel cooking again…because why not!

Hello, hello!  I’m really on a HOT topic (get it?) here and going to go with it while it lasts.  I’ve discussed this topic quite a bit recently –  solar cooking options – and last night, a new one popped up in my facebook feed.  So here you go…similar to the solar slow cooker oven, here is a solar grill!

image copied from: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scotfrank/solsource-sport-cook-anywhere-under-the-sun?utm_source=OEDdotCOM&utm_medium=Product_Page

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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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