Yay, the sun finally came out again after 4 days of torrential rain and heavy winds. ☔☁ We're really glad about this because for the first time since living #offthegrid in our tiny house (almost 10 months) we ran out of hot water and had to use lukewarm water, our batteries were also getting a bit low. But on the bright side, the rain filled our water tank right up. 👍💧 The last few days were quite insightful, we're not connected to the grid so having a large battery bank for overcast days is a necessity and, of course, our @home_biogas as a backup. It's pretty awesome to see though that all it takes to charge our batteries and to heat up our water is just a couple of hours of sunshine. Go #solarpower 🌞
Tiny Tuesday: Meet Hanna at Leavenworth Tiny House Village.
Hanna dances through life and lives with infinite grace. She is a lover of the arts, specifically dance and music. Each day, Hanna brings an air of sophistication to the world and is recognized for her poise and compassion. At the same time, she has the ability to make everyone feel welcome regardless of the circumstance. She keeps her head up and always looks out for her closest friends and family.
The is our master suite, no door yet it feels very private. Our bedroom turned out larger than I’d imagined. The room itself is about 8.5ft wide and 11ft deep.
Determining the height in the loft took us a while. As many episodes that we watched of tiny house nation, they never mentioned the loft height. So we got super sophisticated about our approach🤣, and found the largest cardboard box in our house flattened it and took turns sitting on the floor while the other one held the box over them. We each did this a few times till we agreed on a comfortable ceiling height. Our final height is somewhere around 4ft.
Tiny accents make the biggest differences. What tiny details would you add to your tiny house?
We’ve been having the longest stretch of sunny days in the PNW and I’m not complaining! ✨🍂☀️ Really don’t want Cascade to leave my front yard but you gotta move out the old to make room for the new! Doing final system testing and preparing for the journey to SoCal tomorrow!
Got the #dickinson fired up a little earlier in the year than I expected. It’s cozy in here. I think I only singed a couple of hairs and I’ll be buying a longer lighter for next time.
The killing freeze came. Our flowers are all gone. Soon the leaves will fall and our grass will be brown. This place will be unrecognizable as our summer “Neverland”
Wow, look at this tiny house! Article link about the home on our page!
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Louisville’s first permanent Tiny House may be small in stature, but it is huge in value! The studio layout with easy to operate library, Murphy bed optimizes the 448 sq ft footprint, while not compromising comfort. 📸 @airbnb
The inside this storage container was originally built for Brandon to have a place to work when we lived in our house. We knew nothing about building, had never really used power tools, so DIY’ing this wasn’t an option back then. We hired a good friend who was a general contractor and had him do the work. •
It was a simple build out and we love the feel of our container office. Now that we live tiny it is a multi purpose room. Brandon works in here but I also homeschool the kids at a work desk located opposite this shot. •
We love that we can open the container up during the spring, summer, and fall. It feels like we are working outside. We also have enough floor space in here to play board games, and legos with the kids. It’s been super helpful having this space while living in the bus.
..the promised interior pictures of the latest tiny home, Cadence. This was a fun one to create! For sale now- 28’x8.5’, $77,000. More details on the website, link in profile. Hope you make it a great week! 😎
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Getting 8ft long sheets of plywood into our loft to cover our ceiling was pretty tricky because of the change in our roof. The ceiling of our loft is 8ft long but our tiny house is only 93” wide, so 3 inches less than the ceiling’s length. The roof in the middle of the tiny house has an off center piqued roof, making the entry to the loft narrower on the top. Luckily, because our plywood sheets are 3/8” thick, they can bend a little.
The way we got one of the sheets up, was with me lying on the loft, Matt carefully sliding the sheet over me in an angle, me holding it using all 4 limps, Matt crawling underneath the board with me and both of us bending it just slightly to push it in place using our arms and legs.
Ok, that sounded way easier than it was, but a lot of sweat and sore muscles were involved trying to bend it and force it in place while lying down and when we were ready to nail it in, we realized the nail gun was missing the battery 😅 Does that ever happen to you?
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Anyone else love to sketch?! I haven’t done it in forever but I’m feeling creative today... this lil dude reminds me of the Easter Island figures... you know what I’m talking about?! It wasn’t on purpose but I saw it after-the-fact!🗿🗿🗿
It was sooo hard to find a desk with drawers on the left hand side. It took my Oma to inform me that most people are right handed so having drawers on the right is more common. Duh! HaHa! So when I found a left hand desk on Marketplace, I jumped!
This heavy desk has been transformed and will be repurposed to a bathroom vanity and sink countertop.
She's ready to go 💜
Have you heard of the tiny house movement? It’s all about simplifying your life, living with less and ultimately living in a tiny house that’s less than around 400 square feet. In Portland, we’ve been staying in the world’s first Tiny House Hotel, a collection of six tiny houses where you can get a taste of tiny-house living. We were really surprised by how spacious it felt (we stayed in Pacifica, the one with the stained-glass window on the front), especially for Steve who is over 6 feet tall. It was a really comfortable stay and it’s even accessible for wheelchair users.
As a fan of all things miniature, I also loved how cute they are – the hotel has done a good job of showcasing a few different styles and they’re all really fun feats of design that use the space in clever ways. And to top it all off, the houses are around a fire pit where you can eat unlimited s’mores provided by the hotel. Such a treat!
It felt like a proper Portland experience – one of my favourite stays so far. Although I’m not sure could live in one full time. What do you think? Could you?
Our stay at the Tiny House Hotel was gifted to us by Travel Portland. Thank you! 😊
RIP Tiny June. It is with a heavy heart that I have to lay my tiny house dream to rest 😭 I did everything I could to keep our “original plan” afloat but alas, this entire adventure has taken turns that we didn’t see coming. Not necessarily bad turns, just curveballs we’ve had to work through. BUT, at the end of the day we’ll still have a suuuuuuper cool loft to live in while we slowly build out the main house. FULL POST linked in bio for those who want the nitty gritty!
Did you know this was my original podcast intro? Yup, when the weather cooperates, The Autumn Acorn Knits Podcast is filmed in our quaint little guest cottage nestled amongst the pines. Episode #10 will be released tomorrow!! 😊🧡🌲🌲🌲🌲🧡😊@tinyhousetalk#tinyhousetalk