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.

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 Magazine

Tiny House Magazine

My Hawaii treehouse is featured in Tiny House Magazine this month!!! The magazine is jam packed with inspiration every month so if your own tiny house journey be sure to subscribe!Continue Reading

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

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