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Tiny House on the Big Island: 8 edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 8 edition

Day 35: I went to the property thinking I would put in all the windows on the front but when I got there I thought the better of it. I decided to wait till we had put up the ridge beam because we might hit one on accident. Instead I worked on putting up theContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 7th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 7th edition

Day 30: Its been a month since we landed in Hawaii. We had a really productive day including two runs to Home Depot with Greg’s trailer to get lumber. The three guys that live on the property we’re renting came down to help us for a few hours unexpectedly. I finished up the floor andContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 6th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 6th edition

Day 25: I’m feeling pretty accomplished tonight. We got all our beams up and into place – ready for the floor and decking. It started out a little rainy today and the mud was super slick but by afternoon it was super sunny and dried the place out. I have my next delivery set upContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 5th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 5th edition

Day 20: Well I thought we would get a lot more done today then we did but with every board we put up we had to fine tune our posts to be square. We did a lot of cutting before we left our rental house so we could use the electricity. We did finish puttingContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 4th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 4th edition

Day 15: I was so excited to put in a full day today but it stormed all through the night. When we arrived at the property to mark where the piers would be set we were met with a gigantic puddle. I dug a trench to get it to drain to the lower portion, whichContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 3rd Edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 3rd Edition

Day 11: Today was awesome because I switched mobile carriers!!! Now I have a functioning gps, and internet, makes things so much easier in a place that’s new to you. We went hiking around Volcano National Park which is about 7 miles from my property. In the area we were in there were a bunchContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 2nd Edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 2nd Edition

  Day 5: we went into Hilo mostly so I could get some computer stuff done with wifi. My phone (sprint) barely works out here and internet even with the hotspot isn’t even an option. My folks and I went out to the property and started chopping down a path again but it’s not quickContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 1st edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 1st edition

Day 1: My parents and I spent all day traveling to Hawaii. We had 7 hours to kill in Honolulu before we took an island jumper to the big island. Every rental car was already booked, and Greg (the friend of a friend who we are renting from) offered to pick us up when IContinue Reading

Hawaii Bound

Hawaii Bound

I’m headed to Hawaii in a little over a week to start the build of my second tiny home! I have never been there and there so many variables that I don’t have a concrete plan…yet. So I’ll share what I do know and update ya’ll as I go.   On the 28th of DecemberContinue Reading

Black & White Christmas Tree

Black & White Christmas Tree

I just finished my second annual Festival of Trees for my Dad’s High School in SouthEast Idaho. This year I saw a small tabletop black Christmas tree and loved it instantly. We had a pre-lit 7.5′ tree donated to work with. So we bought a few cans of matte black spray paint and then aContinue Reading

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