My Tiny Reality
A blog about reality, dreams, and the space between.
Never thought I’d see the day when I would be glad for the rain! I’ve spent many nights worrying about the framing getting wet. Now the roof is on and most places closed in; with the nor easter coming through right now the tiny house is getting a good rain test. I’m glad to see the rain because I now know the places that are leaking and need to get special attention. The lounge window has got to be tightened up as well as the two corners on the slope bottom of the roof. Then there is a couple spots on the roof where it’s coming through too. The majority of the leaks will all be solved once I can get the rest of the zip tape on as well as the rain and ice shield on the roof. The lounge window is the only one I’m not sure exactly how the water is getting in. So plenty tiny tasks to do when the rain ceases.
I watched this video when I was in the process of determining my electrical needs for the house and now I’m really entertaining the idea of living without electricity until I get my solar panels. I’m fortunate that my current lifestyle supports this possibility. I have access to an amazing spa to clean myself in, an amazing yoga studio with an epic kitchen wifi and tea to last a lifetime, a place to sleep, and friends to spend time with. I could easily get a small solar panel to charge my computer and phone or just go to the cafe or studio to charge them. I normally cook all my food for work, jar it up and take it in the next day. So it would really be so easy for me to forgo electricity. Just my ability to do it isn’t my only motivation. The EMF that electronics and wiring gives off isn’t so much the best for human beings. My interior would have an incredibly unique feel unlike that of any house. I’d have a big iron candelabra hanging in the living from, antique sconces on the walls, and with candles being my main light at night my biorhythm would be more closely tune to that of nature. That last one is also one of my main reasons for still camping despite the cold, which doesn’t bother me anymore. Waking up everyday naturally with the sun and splashing spring water on my face puts me in a beautiful internal space that amplifies my ability to express myself and tune more into the healing vibrations of nature. Which is really what my life is all about, teaching yoga, meditating, getting myself in the best place possible to have to greatest positive effect on the world. Whoaaa deep stuff alert.
Last night Nick, George, Danielle, Ellen and I had enjoyed a spontaneous gathering to plunge into the ocean one last time before winter comes. Oh mannnnn it was crazy cold, so windy, and a stronnnng current. Probably not the brightest idea in terms of safety jumping into the ocean during a nor easter, but it was great decision in my eyes! We arrived, said our hellos, stripped down, jumped in and ran fast as we could back to our clothes. Then we all jumped in Ellens car and blasted the heat while I broke out some tasty maple chocolate. We sat for a good couple minutes panting very heavily before words could be spoken. So worth it and in honor of the new moon today!
During my way down south on Monday I stopped to see a tiny house in Wolfeboro called the Inglenook that is being built by Jessica Spencer. Her site is here. She’s definitely going to have a beautifully polished finished product with a unique design too. It was great expanding the web of tiny reality with her!
I was also featured as a guest poster on tiny house talk. Check it out here.
That all there is to it! I did receive one last piece of good news when I found out I can just tow my trailer down to the autoshop to get a new VIN for it. I wasn’t exactly excited about having a state police officer look at my tiny house.
Upcoming Tiny Tasks
- Install skylights and wood stove thimble
- Rain/Ice Shield
- New Trailer VIN
- Order woodstove
- Fix leaks then insulate!
Lotta stuff. Mayyybe living in it by Novembers end, at least having it up North by then. Maybe you magical readers can come assist me!
I’ve only managed to get one day of work in on the house this week due to some schedule changes, and the same will come next week. The sweet part of things is that I may have found a place for the house in Bethlehem! I’m hopefully going to be able to check it out sometime next week.
Here is one of the new windows I had to buy since I ended up dropping and breaking the one I bought at the ReStore. While I was at the ReStore yesterday I ended up finding a Velux skylight for $50 which means there will now be TWO skylights in the house, ohhhh man its gonna be beautiful.Look now I can keep things inside the house!Inside shot of the new window and the door frame. I’ve got to actually take out the door frame so that I can secure the fixed panel into it, then put it in again.Taping up the seams so that moisture does not gather.
Working on the house yesterday was actually one of the roughest I’ve had. Didn’t really get much done and little things just kept going wrong, guess I have Mercury Retrograde to thank for that. With that said I’ve just got to take it as a sign to just stop working so things can continue to work again.
I’ve got a huuuge list of things to do. Finish taping, contact people for my solar panel fundraising, register trailer, install electric, insulate, interior paneling, replace ruined insulation in floor, install wood stove. So much stuff! So I’m just taking things as best I can, one at a time. Thankfully not all of that needs to be done before the house moves. Let’s see what happens next week! Solar eclipse coming up!
Hello everyone! Thankfully the rain held off the past two days and I was able to put the windows and doors in, and close off the rest of the larger openings in the house. I still have a couple small cracks to fill and then everything will be super water tight.This is when I was using the ZIP tape to flash the windows, wicked easy! I also ended up breaking the used window I got on cragislist so I had to buy a new one, which is all good its much better than the used one.
Sooo beautiful.Haha I also dropped the window on the right and broke it so Im probably going to be buying another window.
I’ve gotta take next week off which will put me a little behind schedule but a break will be nice. Carving pumpkins and Halloweeny things are in store! So in two weeks I’ll fill all the little spaces, finishing using the ZIP tape to seal the seams, then get to work on the bath wall. During my free time this week I’ll work on getting the trailer registered and planning out the electrical. I feel like I’m actually getting good at this building stuff! See ya next week!