Category Archives: Tiny House on the Big Island

January 2014 I flew to Hawaii for the first time to build my second tiny home and my first treehouse. 2.5 months later with the help of my Mom I finished.

How to make a chandelier using patio lights

How to make a chandelier using patio lights

  When I was still in the dreaming stage of my Hawaiian Treehouse, I pinned this amazing oversized lantern chandelier. The contemporary hut is in Brazil and designed by Fabio Galeazzo. I have no idea if it’s custom or how much it costs. I’m a sucker for bold lighting and once I started building I knewContinue Reading

Hawaii Treehouse Pictures

Hawaii Treehouse Pictures

I had some pictures taken by photographer Julie Harmen the day before I left the island and I got the digital proofs today! She was so sweet to come on short notice and while she worked her magic snapping away, I talked her poor husbands ear off having been alone in the jungle for so long ha.Continue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island

Tiny House on the Big Island

I’m done….for now anyway. After a lot of long days solely focused on building my treehouse, alone in the jungle. I have returned home to Idaho to relax for a couple weeks and to prepare to go on my second potato tour for the Idaho Potato Commission. I wasn’t able to keep up with theContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 13th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 13th edition

Day 76: I got the bathroom light installed above. I also got one step closer to finishing my bedroom fixture. The picture above is after I demolished and drilled a hole through the top of the lanterns that used to be solar. This was very sad but now they’ll be interior solar lights. I strungContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 12th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 12th edition

Day 70: Well I bought a plane ticket home, April 1st is now my deadline to get as much done as humanely possible. I go from thinking there’s no way to overly optimistic I got this mood swings. Today I got two of the three lanterns needed from target, plus that little beetle guy. TheContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 11th Edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 11th Edition

Day 67: I spent most the day waiting on a package that didn’t come till I was gone. My my previous Hawaii landlord Greg hooked me up with some palm trees!! He loaded them in the truck with his tractor. They weigh about as much as I do but I managed to get them inContinue Reading

Tiny house on the big island: 10th edition!

Tiny house on the big island: 10th edition!

Day 61: I was going to take the day off and go hike around Volcano National Park but by the time I was ready to go it started to pour down. So I decided to work on a few small things inside the house today. I started building the shelves (that ladder looking thing) outContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 9th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 9th edition

Day 55: okay so I said no more day to day entries but now I feel like so much has been done and not written down so I’m back at it. Today marked 10 days alone in the jungle and I feel pretty good about my progress. I finished my mirror wall which is theContinue Reading

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