Jacqueline’s Minty Turd

My tiny is a work in progress. Meet “The Minty Turd”, and yes, I know, it’s a terrible name, but when I’ve got it to where I want it, the name will fade away. Meanwhile, it’s pretty appropriate.

My soon to be fully lived in tiny house is a 1954 Michigan Arrow, built by the Michigan Airline Company. It is all aluminum sheathing, with some really nice wood inside.

My soon to be fully lived in tiny house is a 1954 Michigan Arrow, built by the Michigan Airline Company. It is all aluminum sheathing, with some really nice wood inside.

It isn’t a camper, or an RV, it is a trailer home, measuring 8′ wide and 35′ long. And meant for all year use. As I’ve proven twice already, it actually does just fine in my part of Upstate NY where 63″ of snow in 3 days isn’t unusual.

But this year is the year where I’ve really put some work into things. The results of 1 gallon of aircraft remover on the paint is one of the most satisfying things yet. It wasn’t originally painted, but this place served time as a hunting camp in the Adirondacks, and they chose to paint it with mint green latex paint. I’m hoping to have at least this front finished up before November.

The kitchen had been painted at the same time apparently. A really horrible baby poop yellow that I never really did get entirely off.

And all my next week is going to be about getting the kitchen finished before I put in the new laminate flooring.

So, I have a kitchen, a living room…

A workspace and a bedroom, and a bathroom.

I’ve had this place a bit over 18 months, and it does have a Facebook page, and I know the name is a bit out there, but, again, right now, it’s about having fun with a place that can occasionally try my patience. When I get all that paint off, it’ll get a new name. I’m also in Upstate NY, above Syracuse, and survive the snow fine for the curious. I am attaching a pic of the place with our snowfall last year, that was 63″ in less than 3 days. Up to you if you want to tell them the name because I honestly understand not wanting to do so.

I just finished up the upper cabinets on this place and sending along the pics. The fronts and the countertop are chalkboard vinyl, so that they can be written on with chalkboard markers. I’ve also included a before and after of the kitchen as I originally got it, and the new look as of today.

I nearly forgot. IG. https://www.instagram.com/themintyturd/

All of this is still very much a work in progress, and I’ve got a long way to go still, but I know it’ll be worth it in the end.

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