We’re Gonna Rock Down to Electric Avenue

July 14, 2016

…And then we’ll take it higher…

Confession: I miiiight have planned to use this song lyric as the heading to the electricity post before we even started on the house. The song is actually really weird, and I have no clue what it’s about, but I’ve probably sung the chorus in my head at least a 1000 times in the last few months. Every time we do anything with the electricity, this song pops in my head. And, now I bet you’ll be singing it for a while, too. You’re welcome!

Anyway, you guessed it, this post is about electricity and wiring the house for power. I should clarify now that I don’t fully understand what went on here, so this might end up just being a bunch of pictures. Also, this process was a good few months ago, plus I was in and out of town a lot, so I missed a few steps along the way and barely remember the rest. We’ll just get started and see how it goes!

Wires. All the wires. Wires everywhere.

Wires. All the wires. Wires everywhere.

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Heavy Metal

July 3, 2016

Soooo, maybe it’s been almost 4 months since my last post, and this blog is embarrassingly behind. I apologize for the delay in updates. Do you guys even remember what this blog is about? We’re building a tiny house, you’ve been coming to this site to follow along, and then you were abandoned about 4 months ago with no word on what was going on anymore…? Ring a bell? Yeah, sorry about that.

Yes, lots of projects are being worked on, but life got really crazy for a while there and the blog had to take a back seat. More like the blog was moved to the trunk and forgotten about…completely, for a long time. But now, I’m back, and we’re going to jump right in! I was planning a super long catch-you-up-on-the-many-projects-all-at-once post, but that seemed a little too daunting. Instead, I’m going to try to keep these next few posts a bit shorter. I usually try to wait until one project is completely finished and write about the whole process at once, but the next few posts will probably be about the beginning of a project with a follow up later on. Otherwise, I just don’t think I’ll get caught up! Continue Reading…

Got My Mind on My Money & My Money on My Mind

March 18, 2016

Tonight’s post is a little break from construction updates, and instead a few details about our budget for our tiny house project. I’ve debated going into this only because I get really uncomfortable talking about money. But, we’re sharing everything else about this project, and it’s undeniable that money is a big factor in many of our construction and design decisions. So, I’ll try not to bore you and let’s get to it! Continue Reading…

50 Shades of Green

January 11, 2016

Happy new year!!! After a great visit with family in Kentucky, we’re back and ready to keep going on the house. This is a quick post all about deciding what color to paint the tiny house. Thankfully I had about a million different colors to choose from…

How many dark greens can there be? I mean, seriously.

How many greens can there be? I mean, seriously.

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Let’s Pretty This Up! – Siding for the House

December 19, 2015

Over the last few weeks we’ve been slowly catching up on various projects on the tiny house. We had a door to install, one final window to put into the loft, an outside storage box to build, and a leaky window to fix. Once those smaller projects were taken care of we moved onto a biggie: Siding! Siding isn’t a biggie because of difficulty, but rather because of its transforming powers. This was really exciting for us to see the house change so much in just a few days, and it really looked so great. It was the first taste of seeing what this whole project could really turn into. (Be sure to read the picture captions, because I try to provide extra info and explain myself more.) So let’s get to it!

Cutting out the window hole in the siding.

Cutting out the window hole in the siding.

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