Posted in November 2012

Silver Lining

Silver Lining

Like many people across the United States, we spent Thanksgiving with family. Unlike many others (I hope), we finished up a nice meal then got the call to head down to the VA hospital in West Roxbury, Massachusetts with Jamie’s Dad. He had been suffering from a blood infection and complicating issues and was moved … Continue reading

Closed for Business

Closed for Business

Fact #1: We hang a curtain inside the front door of the Tiny House. I suppose you could call it a privacy curtain as it hangs down to block the window in the front door when we are changing clothes, etc, but it also┬áserves as a nice signal for Jamie’s parents. Jamie’s mom, Sarah, says … Continue reading

Stop – Laundry Time

Stop – Laundry Time

Q: If you don’t have running water, how do you crazy kids do your laundry? A: You’re never too old to mooch off your parents. Jamie built her Tiny House on a teensy part of her parents’ 35 acres, about 300 feet away from their home. One of the genius parts of this plan is … Continue reading

The House is NOT a Tree

The House is NOT a Tree

This morning as I puttered around the house getting ready for work, I heard a strange tappity tap coming from the back wall by the bathroom. Knowing from Jamie’s house building stories she previously dealt with a rodents-making-homes-in-the-walls-and-ceilings problem, I experienced a brief moment of panic that the $*@&$# mice were back. We do have … Continue reading

If I Only Had A Plunger

If I Only Had A Plunger

Many projects and activities are equally possible in a tiny home and a typical home – relaxing with a movie, making a yummy dinner, working on a computer. Today, I discovered one project that is a great deal easier with a bit more space, and (ideally) a bathroom. This Friday I will attend a fundraiser … Continue reading