My Tiny Reality
A blog about reality, dreams, and the space between.
A very productive past three days. I started it all off rope swinging at meadow lake in Northwood on my way to Dover. On Tuesday I made all the headers for the windows and door in the morning, serious work that was, I was covered in sweat after hammering away. In the afternoon I cut all the top and bottom plates, then marked the stud/rafter locations. Today I cut all the studs for the left and right walls. I also had a visit from a friend of a friend named Darlene who just attended the Tumbleweed tiny house workshop in Boston. We had lunch and talked about tiny houses. So that’s that. Next week I’ll cut everything for the bumper and tongue walls; possibly assembling them too. My apartment lease ends at the beginning of September so very soon I’ll be moving out, camping here and there and crashing at my uncles condo in Bartlett. The tiny life is starting very soon and I couldn’t be happier. I may have said this before but as awesome as all of this is it all feels so natural to me. Jerry jam is next week too! I’m only going thursday and friday but I’m super excited for that! Until next time folks. ~PEACE~
One week and 20 yoga classes later. Beautiful weather, fireworks lighting up the coast while a lightning storm raged, seeing the most beautiful sunset of my life, teaching a backlight yoga and meditation classes, and meeting many people grateful for the gifts I have to give. Experiencing a beautiful secluded style of life in the star island tribe was absolutely wonderful. The feeling I’m left with isn’t one of jump up and down excitement. It’s one of peace and renewal. The past week has been a wonderful time in a new world, and I’m feeling very ready to continue my work in creating my world. I’m sure I’ll be seeing Star Island again. ~PEACE~
Summer has begun and so has my vacation! Saturday I’ll be heading off to Star Island for a week of teaching yoga & meditation, and plenty of chilling. Tomorrow I’ll be seeing Beck & The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon’s band). I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while. My trailer is soon to be registered and the tiny house walls going up upon my return. I’ll construct the headers for the doorway and windows this week. I’ve got the funds to put the wall framing up but they’ll need protection from the weather so I will either need to sheath them at the same time or wrap them up very tight with plastic wrap. If I end up sheathing them thats about $600 I don’t have at the moment so I may be selling the computer I’m typing on. It’s pretty convenient to have, but I’ve mostly used it for music and the occasional email. Since my sketch up plans are complete I don’t have much use for it. After some time to reflect on Star I’ll have made a decision.
One thing I’m wicked excited about is the interior gray water filtration system I will be installing as well as the rain catchment and gravity fed water setup. This will be self designed for my space going off of some filtration systems I found that use mycelium to filter the water before it is fed into an aqueous plant. Not only will this bring some greenery to the interior but also creates a closed loop system for all my water. The water tank will be above the compost toilet in the bathroom. The time has come to turn this trailer into a house!