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Tiny”ish” House Update: A little of this and a little of that

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Design for Small Spaces, Tiny Home | 1 comment

Tiny”ish” House Update: A little of this and a little of that

So it has officially been a year since we started the tiny”ish” house renovation. We took a 100 year old 500sf house and have been slowly transforming it into an 812sf open concept dream come true. We are currently finishing up a bunch of small projects – interior trim, back deck rough framing, bathroom tile, reclaimed wood wall in the bathroom, putting up a few fixtures… We wanted to show the progress so far, so here we go. The electrical panel is in with mast and weathered connected – just waiting for city...

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Introducing Our Newest Sponsor – Mary Fisher Garden Design

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Conserve, Design for Small Spaces, Homesteading, Sponsors, Tiny Home | 0 comments

Introducing Our Newest Sponsor – Mary Fisher Garden Design

We are THRILLED to announce our newest sponsor, Mary Fisher, who will design our landscape this fall. Mary is a local Alamedan and loves the tiny house movement so she was of course a perfect match for us!! She is providing discounted design services for On the Green Road. Mary Fisher Garden Design has been creating innovative and beautiful gardens for over 15 years. Mary Fisher is a Certified Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and currently serves as the president of the California Chapter. She is also a...

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Ultra Touch Denim Insulation Is In

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Green Living, Recycling, Tiny Home | 0 comments

Ultra Touch Denim Insulation Is In

Ultra Touch blue jean denim insulation by Bonded Logic We chose to use Ultra Touch eco-friendly blue jean/denim batt insulation for the walls and floor of the house. The front wall and under the house calls for R-19 and the rest of the walls are R-13. We spent about $1000 for the material and did the install ourselves over 2 days. Spray insulation will go in the roof and will be done next week – the week of 4/13/2015. More on that in a later post. Below – upstairs loft where the walls meet the steeply sloped roof.   More...

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Mike Basich & His Tiny 225 Sq. Ft. House

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Tiny Home | 0 comments

Mike Basich & His Tiny 225 Sq. Ft. House

Mike is pretty amazing and he built his tiny house on the mountain himself – Soda Springs, CA…. Ex pro snowboarder turned mountain man!! Awesome!

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Full-Time Airstreamers – a list

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Airstream | 2 comments

Full-Time Airstreamers – a list

Want to know what kind of folks full-time in their Airstream? Thanks to Just Live Simple for this list of full-time Airstreamers… check it out at – http://www.justlivesimple.com/2015/03/the-definitive-list-of-full-time-airstreamers.html?m=1    

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How To Dramatically Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Conserve | 0 comments

How To Dramatically Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

How to Dramatically Reduce Your Home Energy Costs Home utilities are an enormous part of our everyday economics. Throughout the year we constantly have to pay the bills depending on how much we use some of these utilities. Unfortunately, all of these necessities do not come cheap. You have to be aware how much money you need to pay the heating, electricity and water bill. Here are some tips on how to reduce your energy costs. Install a programmable thermostat If you install a programmable thermostat which can control your heating system, you...

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Tiny House Update: Front Porch Joists

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Tiny Home | 0 comments

Tiny House Update: Front Porch Joists

Our front porch is 6×10 feet. Brenda and our general contractor, Eron Ersch, spent yesterday cutting and attaching the front porch wood joists. Pics below.    

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Tiny House Update: Finishing the Reclaimed Flooring

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Tiny Home | 0 comments

Tiny House Update: Finishing the Reclaimed Flooring

Howdy All – This post is a followup to the post about the reclaimed flooring install . Our floor finishing guy (and bathroom tile guy too) Matt is doing some amazing stuff with the floor finish. As you recall, we installed the reclaimed flooring ourselves using screws, a drill, a nail gun, hand sanders and a chop saw. Matt came in to fill the holes with brown and dark grey floor putty, sand down the floor to an even level and apply the Varathane “no odor” semi-gloss finishing coats – 6 in all. He has applied one coat...

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Tiny House Update: New Sponsor & Cedar Shingles

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Tiny Home | 4 comments

Tiny House Update: New Sponsor & Cedar Shingles

We are happy to announce our newest sponsor, Danilo Lopez and NICA Sidewall Shingling: The house is cloaked in western red cedar shingles and Danilo has completed about 1/2 the job so far. It looks BEAUTIFUL… Danilo even added a diamond at the back of the house…

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Tiny House Nation: NOW Casting for Season Three

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Green Living, Saving Money, Tiny Home | 1 comment

Tiny House Nation: NOW Casting for Season Three

Tiny House Nation is now casting for Season Three!!!   http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation

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