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06/26/2017 11:12 PM
7 Reasons Why Homeowners Replace House Windows
1) Replacing Windows to Reduce Heating Costs The number one reason we replace our windows is because of loss of heat and the money it costs in… Read more "7 Reasons Why Homeowners Replace House Windows"
06/16/2017 11:12 PM
Building a Vineyard Trellis
When I first considered adding a few rows of grapevines to the farm, I figured building the trellis to grow them on would be the...
06/07/2017 11:49 PM
Spring Garden Tour
For so many of the early years on the farm spring was a daily, relentless battle against grass and weeds. One I almost always lost....
06/05/2017 06:30 PM
A Long Week of Good Things
The last week in May is what I’ve come to think of as my Spring Sanity Week. Up until that point, I’m usually trying to...
05/31/2017 09:34 PM
After the Night
A few nights ago I had one of those dreams that was oddly real, but, you know, also clearly not real and therefore incredibly disorienting....
05/23/2017 07:29 PM
Orchard: Spring Maintenance 2017
My little orchard is still in its early years– which means it’s still a fair amount of work– but there’s such an amazing sense of...
05/16/2017 11:01 PM
A Top Secret Project for Mother’s Day
If there’s an unsung hero in the epic adventure of buying and fixing up this little farm, it has to be this woman: That’s my...
05/10/2017 06:30 PM
Adventures In Beekeeping: Autopsies and New Colonies
To say that last year wasn’t my best year as a beekeeper would be a massive understatement. I lost two of my hives mid-fall after...
04/25/2017 11:09 PM
10 Things I’m Grateful For This Spring
Spring on the farm is so wonderfully insane that all I really have time for is making lists. Like this one, for example, because there...
04/19/2017 08:21 PM
All The Green Things
Spring on the farm is always such a brilliant and confusing mix of relief (winter is over!) and wonder (all this beautiful new life is...
04/13/2017 08:28 PM
Building a Chicken Run: Part Two
Let me just start out by saying this: all the animals on the farm are alive and well. Whew. And, after 3 straight weekends of...
06/27/2017 11:14 AM
Our Patriotic Front Porch + Front Yard Planning

Just dropping in with a quick little patriotic update out front and some future yard plans. We’re no strangers to decorating in reds, whites, and blues outside, and the good news is that the back of our house isn’t having all the fun anymore. That’s right, the purchase of a $25 flag has me grinning every time we come home to it (and it only took us two tries to get it right – ha!). The funny thing is that when we moved into our house there was an old flag holder in a similar spot… but we were about to repaint everything from cream to white so we removed it. And then, well, the house

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06/26/2017 01:00 AM
#53: The Curveball That Blew Our Beach House Timeline

Sherry has taken on a new side job that I’m steering clear of, and – spoiler alert – it has already given her a good excuse to go shopping. Plus, we’ve missed our goal of being able to spend a night at the beach house by the start of summer, and it’s all due to something we never could’ve anticipated (or prevented). We also find out which design trends most people are ready to be done with (shiplap? succulents? decorative poufs? *gasp!*) and you’ll hear what annoying outdoor to-do list item I checked off my list for Father’s Day. And – oh, look! A deer! You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, and TuneIn

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06/20/2017 03:23 PM
Easy Makeover: A Hardworking Homework Room

Remember how I’m slowly slinking around my BFF’s house and eating all of the food in her fridge making over rooms for her? (You’ve seen her living room upgrade here). Well, I’m back with a sweet and simple homework room that we pulled together for her kids….juuuuust in time for school to be over for the year. #FlawlessTiming Thankfully they’ve already found that it’s pretty useful year round. Our goal was just to create a space that’s functional, not too spendy, and something that can grow with them (the kids are 2, 6, and 7). And since it’s right off the foyer, we wanted it to look nice since it’s one of the first things

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06/19/2017 01:00 AM
#52: Six Phone Calls That Saved Us $1,500

We don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to purchases for our home, so this week we’re sharing some strategies we’ve developed for helping the other person see things our way – whether they’re the one who is itching to buy something, or the one trying to rein it in. We also picked up a surprising trick for online shopping that has saved us over $1,500 on items for our beach house so far! Plus, how we’re making good on our goal to get outside more often, how cutting the cable cord has inspired a new kid-friendly TV option, and why you shouldn’t craft and talk on the phone at the same time (it could

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06/13/2017 05:41 PM
The Affordable, Compact Pressure Washer That Revived Our Outdoor Furniture

Despite having a blast with the pressure washer we rented a few years ago, we’d always been hesitant to bite the bullet and purchase one. Part of us didn’t want to store another bulky tool, especially since it didn’t seem like something we’d be using all that often. But recently the universe sent us several signs that we were missing out. My neighbor kept waxing poetic about his. They were popping up in our blog feeds everywhere. Oh, and the pollen. The universe sent us lots and lots of pollen this year. Exhibit A: Those are pillows from the open sunroom on the back of our house, shown below shortly after we finished it back in

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06/06/2017 12:38 PM
A Vintage Pink Stove For The Beach House

Oh snap, our “new” stove for the beach house is older than we are. In fact, it’s from 1959! And it’s pink! And I’m ridiculously excited about it. John’s current stove mood might best be described as “cautiously optimistic” – but we’ll get to that in a second. The cost? $195 at a secondhand shop. It’s a place called Class & Trash that’s around 30 mins from our house. When they posted the pink stove to their Facebook page (they share new items that come in each week) not only did some people tag me, but I noticed it in my own feed and my eyeballs did a happy dance. It was like the universe put blinking lights around this stove

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06/05/2017 01:00 AM
#51: Why We Want To Tear The Deck Off Our House

It may seem counterintuitive (don’t most people want to add a deck?!), but ous is just not pulling its weight anymore. So you can find out why we think tearing it down is the way to go – and what the heck we want to put in its place on this week’s episode. We also talk with Manhattan Nest’s Daniel Kanter about which design trends are getting tired – and why newer homes shouldn’t be approached in the same way as their older counterparts. Plus I get mushy over my favorite saw, Sherry considers the trip of a lifetime, and we both can’t stop talking about a talking fish. You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google

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05/30/2017 06:15 PM
Two Easy Kids Birthday Parties: Into The Woods & Under The Sea

We’ve had so much fun putting together kids birthday parties with random themes like worms and dragons (complete with a fire-breathing kid photo session). Shortly after our last party post back in 2014 (remember the “Pink & Gold Everything Party“?), we took a step back from the blog for a full year, and in that time we were both curious: would our enthusiasm for going “all out” wane in the absence of an active blog? I mean, “all out” is probably a relative term. It wasn’t My Super Sweet Sixteen and there wasn’t a petting zoo, but we did our fair share of decorating and having fun with a theme and cupcake toppers and favors and all that

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06/26/2017 06:23 PM
Colonist’s Cabin
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The Colonist’s Cabin is a two story 12′ x 24′ cabin with a 12/12 gable roof with dormers. On the first floor is a small space for a kitchen, staircase to the second floor, a closet under the stairs, and a living room. On the second floor is a small bathroom, hall closet, bedroom, and […]

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06/23/2017 04:16 PM
Mix & Match Your Own Tiny House Design Mashup
Tiny House Design Mashup

We’ve just launched our annual Tiny House Independence Sale, where you can get 4 tiny house plans for $49. Use coupon code INDEPENDENCE at checkout to get this deal. (note: For those who tried this code earlier and found it broken… it’s fixed!) Folks ask me… “why would anyone want 4 tiny house plans if we […]

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06/22/2017 02:27 PM
Tiny House = True Independence – Tiny House Plan Sale – 4 for $49
4 for 49 Tiny House Plan Sale

Tiny Houses & Independence go hand-in-hand. So in celebration of the upcoming 4th of July Holiday, we’re making it even easier for you to buy several of our tiny houses for one low price. 4 for $49 Get any 4 of our tiny house plans for just $49. To get the discount just use coupon […]

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05/30/2017 01:29 PM
3D Printed Parts to Replicate the Philo 12 Tiny House
Philo 12 Exterior Front Right

Ricckardo recently purchased my Philo 12 tiny house on wheels plans and asked if it was possible to replicate this design in a 3D scale model. (You can see all available 3D printed parts at Shapeways.) I’ve not drawn each of my current tiny house plans as a 3D model yet, but with the Philo […]

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05/15/2017 08:20 PM
Video: Working with Tiny House Scale Models
Working with Tiny House Scale Models

Here’s a closer look at our Tiny House Scale Models, and the work that’s needed once you get it out of the box. The video describes this in detail, but in a nutshell there is a little work needed to get the parts fitting together perfectly. I suggest getting a modeler’s tool kit, like this one […]

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05/13/2017 03:52 PM
3D Printed Tiny House Model in Stop Motion
3D Tiny House Model in Stop Motion

Just for fun I made a little stop motion film of the assembly of one of our new tiny house 3D printed scale models. Learn more about these teeny tiny houses here. You can order parts to build on at the Tiny House Design Shapeways Shop. To assemble the models some sanding and cutting of sprues is […]

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05/11/2017 07:44 PM
Tiny Fallout Shelter House – Design Concept
Tiny Fallout Shelter House - Exterior

I’ve got a hobby – a weird one – and its the study of fallout shelters and nuclear war survival. I’m Gen-X and grew up during the cold war. So for fun – and maybe as a weird sort of therapy – I started learning about fallout and nuclear war as a teenager. I’m also […]

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05/10/2017 02:19 PM
MIO by the Covo Tiny House Co.

Designed for the person that works from home. This tiny house features a sit/stand desk, integrated smart home lighting, heating & security. At one end of the house is a 55-inch monitor and 2.4 amp USB ports can be found throughout the home. The kitchen is larger and more functional than many tiny homes, plus […]

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05/08/2017 02:28 PM
Napa Edition by Mint Tiny Homes
Interior - Napa Edition by Mint Tiny Homes

The Napa Edition by Mint Tiny Homes has a gable roof with shed dormers over the loft, which provides ample space in the loft. At the far end of the house is a bathroom with a composting toilet and a pocket door separates it from the kitchen. The kitchen is located below the loft and has […]

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05/07/2017 03:10 PM
Raising #tinyhouse awareness without getting naked
4 New Tiny House T-Shirt Designs

As a short fun experiment, I’ve drawn up a bunch of t-shirt designs – now available through Teespring for a few days. Pictured above are a few I drew this morning, but to see them all visit the Tiny House Design Teespring page. I’ve kept the cost of the shirts at just $18. There are women’s and men’s shirts available […]

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