Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tesla tiny house

Hello!  Welcome back!  And yes, you read that title correctly.  Tesla has a tiny house!

I couldn’t find much information about it (ok I’m running out of time and just didn’t look into it) other than this website .   Anyways, check it out and let me know what you think.  I think it’d be pretty darn awesome to have a Tesla battery pack and reliable solar power for your whole house, if it was affordable.  there was no mention of price on this bad boy but I’m betting it’s pretty high – specially given the small size of the unit.  Here’s the details copied directly from their website:

  • Weight – 2 tonnes
  • Dimensions – 6m x 2.2m x 4m
  • Solar generation – 2kW PV system of 6 panels
  • Solar storage – 1 x Tesla Powerwall
  • Exterior – Clad in locally sourced, chemical-free, sustainable timber

Give the size of: 20′ – 0″ x 7′-0″ x 13′-0″ (I also grabbed the converted dims over from their website too) it’s a pretty small tiny house.  I’m assuming its 20′-0″ long and 7′-0 wide. In comparison my tiny house is 24′-0″ long and 8′-6″ wide with a max height of 13′-6″ to be road legal.

Let’s hope Tesla gets some good press out of this and makes some attainable solar panels and batteries for us more common folk to afford. =)

 

 

 

 

 

Worms…

Hello, hello!  How’s everyone doing today?  I hope your great!  I’m doing well and finally feeling caught up with things…at least for the moment. =)

So last week we were getting some fall weather.  It was glorious! Temperatures were in the 70’s and cool at night.  It was GREAT!!!  (*seriously, I hate being hot and sweating!) I was so hopeful that the amazing weather would stick around I decided to order some little redworms to help my compost pile!  These little guys are a huge help in breaking down the compost fast but they are also a little picky with temperatures – as they can get a over heated or freeze if it’s cold.

I think I jumped the gun and purchased my little friends a bit early because the temps went back up into the 100’s right after I received my little guys in the mail.

worms!

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Solar WINDOWS!

Friends, today’s post is short and sweet. =)  Look what I found…. Solar Windows!  

This is such a great idea for tiny houses….well for anyone but specifically for tiny houses since they are mobile dwelling units.  If the windows were solar panels then that’s one less thing a tiny house would have to think about before loading up and moving locations.  I think it’s a win-win!  Only negative is that they stick out from the house profile so keeping the travel size within legal limit might be an issue.  Road legal tiny houses max sizes must be below 8′-6″ W, 13′-6″ H, and less than 45′-0″.

What do you think???

 

 

Detroit has it going on!

Hello Hello!  How’s everyone doing today?  Me, I’m good other than being so ready for fall and the cooler temperatures that come with it but will wait out another month or so before that happens.  ARG!  Anyways, I found another great article about how tiny homes are doing good for the homeless and low income population in Detroit.  You can read the article here. or click below to read my comments on it. =)

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Tiny House Mistake

Hello!  How’s it going in your part of the World?  Mine is good.  This week seems to be flying by.  I feel like I haven’t had a chance to sit down and relax or breath all week.  Anyways, I came across another article from Forbes magazine that pretty much states that tiny houses are a bad investment, which of course, I’m going to talk about today….

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Randoms…

Hello friends!  How are you all doing?  Did you have a great weekend?  Mine was pretty good.   There was a “mountain” bike race in my town that I volunteered at.  I use the term “mountain” loosely because I’m no where near mountains so it’s more like riding your bike on trails in the woods. Guess I gotta take what I can, right?

Anyways, the reason I’m discussing this is because the race was held around the lake with an RV park that I was thinking of parking at.  You can read all about that parking spot here.

the actual parking spot w/ the lake in the background

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Game time!

Hello, hello!  Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Hope it was fantastic.  It was the start of college football. Did you watch any games?  Go to any games?

Me, no.  I didn’t go to any games, however, the first football game at the University where I work happened to be last Thursday night.  The game also happened to be broadcast on TV so there were warnings the week leading up to game day that certain parking lots would be closed and the other lots would need to be vacated by 2:00 or 2:30.  So that pretty much means that parking on game day – during the work week – would be even more of a headache than it already is.  so what’s a girl to do when she has to work but not quite sure where to park….ride her bike!

commuter

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