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It’s Officially Winter; I Need a Ski Closet

When is the first official day of winter?  The calendar says December 21, but anyone in Vermont knows that’s quite arbitrary.  You may define it as the first good snow fall, the first time you have to shovel your driveway, or the first sub-zero night.  Those landmarks have all come and gone this year, so … Continue reading

Cycling the Great Divide

Cycling the Great Divide

This summer I’m saying a temporary goodbye to the tiny house, emptying the fridge (and composting toilet), turning off my makeshift water pump and my propane tanks, and generally closing up the house for two months.  The great thing about living in a tiny house – all of this will only take a few hours, … Continue reading

It’s a Dirty Job

It’s a Dirty Job

I moved into the Tiny House last summer, after a very non-romantic discussion of how it was silly for me to be paying rent for an apartment when I was spending so much of my time out of it. For my part, I was willing to do many different tasks and jobs in tiny house … Continue reading

How Many Laptops Does it Take?

How Many Laptops Does it Take?

When I officially moved into the tiny house, Jamie and I had to do some quick thinking to make a plan for our laptop situation. Jamie had a sporadically useful laptop and a netbook, and when the opportunity arose, she bought a new (used) laptop to replace the cranky one. I moved in with one … Continue reading

What’s a Composting Toilet?

What’s a Composting Toilet?

Though much less stigmatized and more commonplace than even 5 years ago, it still feels awkward to tell people  Jamie and I met online. Further blush-inducing is admitting one of the primary reasons I was intrigued by her profile was mention of her homemade composting toilet. A couple of messages back and forth and I … Continue reading