Tiny House Adventure

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Getting set up and started

Getting set up and started

Inside my tiny house

I chose to order my Tumbleweed Tiny House, Cypress 20′ model from the good folks at Tumbleweed Tiny House in Colorado Springs, CO.  I had been thinking tiny for the past 6 years or so (yes, long before it became a thing!)  I continued my research, and I took a 2 day workshop offered by Tumbleweed.  After those two full days of every detail you can imagine, along with pros and cons to consider, I came out of the workshop with a pretty  ...

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Adding some living space

Having a deck built was not a big item on my things to do list, but when I first arrived in Oregon, we actually had some rain.  And that reminded me what the farm is like in the winter months—-a muddy mess.  Well, I’ve tracked the great outdoors into my tiny house for about two months now, and I realize that I will need a mud room. I am very pleased with how the deck turned out.  It has greatly increased my living space, and I  ...

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Nature’s Head Compost Toilet

For the last year or so, I have been very aware of the gallons of water that are flushed down the toilet as sewage.  Water being one of our most precious and life giving resources, and the many people in the world who do not have ready access to clean water, makes me wonder why we ever thought such waste was a good idea. I’m all about modern convenience, but I can also tell you the concept of a compost toilet has come a long way baby.  ...

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Preparing for the tiny house on wheels

I am fortunate to be able to have my tiny house on a farm in the country.  It gives me a beautiful place to live, and allows me to help out on the farm.  I suppose I consider myself farm help, and there is always plenty to do on a farm. The planning for where to put my tiny house, and how to situate the house, began well over a year ago.  In the end, we cut a driveway through, placed gravel, and put a “pad” for the house to sit  ...

Getting set up and started

Figuring out how things work

Once my tiny house was situated and leveled, the process of unpacking began.  I mentioned before how this was not an easy task.  Trying to find the best place for things was a challenge.  Another challenge for me, is I have never owned an RV and was unfamiliar with many of the normal things an RV has.  I found the panel for all my power, and a mysterious fuse box with only 2 fuses.  The 10 gallon water heater also escaped me.  The manuals  ...