Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AG's tiny house website

If you're interested in AG's progress towards building a tiny house, you'll find lots of info on a website I created to house all my research and design ideas.

You can get there via (select the Tumbleweed tab) or by clicking here!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Preparing to begin

It's April 2011 ~ I've been rereading my TW site, especially the Nitty-Gritty pages, ideas from Evan & Gabby's blog, plenty of inspiration from Kevin Rose & Marion - reviewing all the info as preparation for ordering the trailer, the lumber, the windows...

Patreace and I attended Jay Shafer's design & construction workshop in Santa Fe early February. It was very helpful: got a big energy input plus some sound design feedback and encouragement; Patreace learned helpful construction info (I could relax with the technical stuff, knowing she was taking it on board). Then I took off for my India retreat, early March to 8th April.

Various friends have offered to help build the TW. Gonna need all the help we can get ~ it's a tiny house but a lot of work involved! We can get started once Patreace has cleared her county permission hurdles on her home workshop & upper apartment. Meanwhile, I have plenty more to research and finalize. But it's beginning to get underway.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A proposal

It's November 18th - I spent September and the first part of October on my anthology project, then took a week or two of holiday (one week near Safford) and now it's suddenly the cool fall time of year and ideal for building!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Carpenter list

I don't usually pay attention to "mercury retrograde," but last year I placed an order for CYW component parts that should have arrived within 3 weeks and instead took more than 5 months, including having to return the shipment 2 times (3?) because the quality was unacceptable and the last piece being held up because it was coming by ship from China! Mercury was retrograde. Mercury is retro right now, so I'm not going to kick off this project until the dust settles after it goes direct on 12th... I'll list carpenter/builder ideas but wait to go into action on them until after 14th! I can also do research on low-toxic construction materials so I'm ready to order in October.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's September 1st!

Back in May 2010 when I set up the "AG's Tumbleweed" website I said on the Home page I would get going with building myself a Tumbleweed in September. And right now, that looks like what I am about to start doing!