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.

Make a Hanging Bed out of a Trampoline

Make a Hanging Bed out of a Trampoline

You guys voted and given the choice of a fire-pit, hot tub or hanging bed, to put under the Hawaii Treehouse you guys overwhelmingly chose the hanging bed. I looked into it and the hanging beds you see all over Pinterest are upwards of $5,000! So I set out to build my own much, muchContinue Reading

Big Island Hawaii Honeymoon: 5 Romantic Must Do’s

Big Island Hawaii Honeymoon: 5 Romantic Must Do’s

The Big Island of Hawaii puts off a lot of heat and receives a lot of rain… things are bound to get steamy. 1. STAY IN A TREEHOUSE: Chances are if you picked the Big Island as your romantic getaway then you’re probably a bit more adventurous than the average couple. So why would youContinue Reading

Official Airbnb Trailer

Official Airbnb Trailer

Have you all noticed the trend of books that have little movie trailers to promote them lately? Well being the avid reader that I am I love it and hope it catches on. When my former potato coworker and good friend Ellis (who just so happens to be super talented when it comes to theContinue Reading

Hawaii Build Daily Log (Oct.7 – 12)

Hawaii Build Daily Log (Oct.7 – 12)

October 7th Today we spent working outside. Ellis continued to work on the French drains. I hung up all the garden netting with a staple gun for the vines to grow onto. I also bought a couple 275 gal square plastic totes with a bar cage off craigslist for $275 each. Which seems pretty typicalContinue Reading

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

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