Category Archives: Tiny House on the Prairie

My first tiny house was 97 sq ft and built in Boise, ID out of reclaimed materials.

Tiny House Conference 2015

I’m really excited to share the details for the second annual Tiny House Conference! First because it’s in the NorthWest and secondly because I’m going to be one of the speakers! I barely missed last years get together, it was two days after I returned to Idaho after my 2.5 month build in Hawaii andContinue Reading

Homelite 14″ Chainsaw Review

Homelite 14″ Chainsaw Review

The one tool that I’ve never owned is a chainsaw but I knew this job was going to need one. In past projects I’ve been able to get by using a reciprocating saw or a hand saw. However the Hilo side of the big island where I bought land for my second tiny house it’sContinue 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

Tiny House Addition Update

Tiny House Addition Update

Today is the day I locked up the tiny house and set out on The Famous Idaho Potato Tour. I didn’t have a chance to completely finish the inside of the addition but I promised I would at least post pictures of the progress this far. The fireplace will be stacked rock and behind thereContinue Reading

Is Two Too Much?

Is Two Too Much?

“The choices you make now affect the opportunities available to you in the future. -Chris Guillebeau”Click To Tweet I was mentioned in an article today on tinyhousetalk.com for having a tiny home in Idaho and a second one planned for Hawaii. For research they posed the question on their fb page, What do you thinkContinue Reading

Before the Blog

Before the Blog

“From small beginings come great things.” -Proverbs I started this blog after I had already built and lived in my tiny house for a year and a half. It didn’t occur to me that people would even be interested in what I was doing so I didn’t take many pictures on the first build. TheContinue Reading

Minimal Mail

Minimal Mail

“Sometimes it’s better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.” When I moved the tiny house on to my land I didn’t know how to go about getting an address. All I had was some parcel numbers on the deed. I called the post office they sent me to one of their locations, whichContinue Reading

Tiny Victories

Tiny Victories

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”-OprahClick To Tweet Ahh it’s the little things like running water, installing propane lines for the first time, cutting through the wall to connect the two structures, that make you want to celebrate. Looking through my phone today I noticedContinue Reading

Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends

ABOVE: My first year of property taxes Lately I’ve been fortunate to pair up with some incredible folks in the tiny house community. Frankly two years ago when I built mine I wasn’t even aware a such a community existed. It’s really exciting to connect with so many people who are trying to simplify andContinue Reading

Tiny Addition

Tiny Addition

30 days into the tiny addition “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” -Alphonse KarrClick To Tweet When I bought some land this summer on the outskirts of town, I knew I was going to need to add a kitchen. Since moving to Boise I’ve been a hugeContinue Reading

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