Chris is an ex van and box truck dweller who is currently building a tiny house for himself, his girlfriend Kristin and her small dog, Daisy. Influenced and inspired by Deek Diedrickson’s , Lloyd Khan’s and Jay Shafer’s books, Chris has decided to chuck a “normal” life and live in the 8 foot by 12 foot structure on his parent’s wooded suburban land.
In a humorous and grating way, Chris is documenting the trial and error he goes through while building his abode. He knew that he didn’t have any prior skills before starting the project, so he doesn’t sugarcoat it and describes both the progression and the frustration in frank terms.
“Whenever something seems pretty straightforward, my brain translates that to “quick” and/or “easy.” I bet there are carpenters who could have gotten this job done in a couple hours. Maybe quicker. That’s not a realistic goal for me. What I need to focus on is staying sane and not ramming a screw through my eyeballs with an impact driver. Today was a success because I made progress. Let’s not talk about how much progress, but rather reflect on the fact that I’m a reasonably sane man with vision in both eyes.” Continue Reading »
I am excited to introduce a new site today called Tiny House News. When I started the Tiny House Blog I was the only one writing about tiny houses in the blog format. In the last few years the internet has come alive with many new blogs about tiny houses and people sharing there stories of building their own tiny houses.
I have wanted to add a feature on the Tiny House Blog that would show off these blogs but have not been able to find anything that did it justice. Recently I discovered a way to create a news type blog that uses the RSS feeds to connect to many of these blogs and I have created a site called Tiny House News. http://tinyhousenews.info/
My goal with this new site is to give you one place to get a snapshot of what is happening daily in the tiny house world. You can quickly scan the page and click on a story you are interested in and you will go directly to that blog or news source.
I currently have the most popular blogs on the site but a neat feature with this site is that you can submit your own blogs RSS feed and I will check it out and then approve it. So please go check out the Tiny House News site and let me know what you think about it below. http://tinyhousenews.info/
Be sure and bookmark the site and check on it daily!
I recently started a new blog just for teardrop trailers. After traveling around and camping in my tiny yellow teardrop for about five years, I’ve received a wide range of accolades, comments and questions. I thought a blog would be the best place to address these questions and put up posts for anyone who has considered purchasing or building a teardrop trailer.
The blog will focus mainly on my own teardrop trailer and the experiences of camping in a teardrop, but I will also be featuring various teardrop builders and owners, including my friend Guy, who lives in his trailer full time. I will also be posting camping tips, tricks and recipes, campgrounds, teardrop manufacturers and, of course, lots of photos.
I would love to hear any questions you may have about teardrop trailers and I’ll do my best to address them. Also, please let me know of any teardrop owners or builders who would like to be featured. Here is the link to the blog http://tinyyellowteardrop.blogspot.com/
Photo by Christina Nellemann
This is a note to all my regular readers. There is a mini blog located on the Tiny House Blog that I wanted everyone to know about. To the right of this post you will see a “Facebook Like Badge” with mini posts in it. You can use the scroll bar to move down through it. You may think that you have to belong to Facebook to take advantage of it but you don’t. Not everyone wants to join Facebook and I respect that. Inside the badge you will see a mini picture and description and link to a story.
What makes this Badge a mini blog is that I post other links to such things as craigslist ads and other stories on the internet. These may be articles from news sources, posts from other Tiny House blogs and ads for homes for sale, etc. I want you to keep an eye on the badge (mini blog) as I am not able to cover everything happening out there through the Tiny House Blog. I will be removing the Craigslist Page above and ask that you watch this area as well as the usual daily post. Hopefully this will give a broader coverage of everything that is going on.
I hope that this will enhance your experience here at the Tiny House Blog and I want to thank you for your support and loyalty in coming back to visit often. – Kent Griswold