Wednesday, December 30, 2015

these are pictures of our tiny cabin/tiny house so far. obviously its not yet finished but we have come a long way. in these pictures of our tiny house, you can see the rynogy 100 watt solar panel that we mounted in the back and also the extension we built on to the upstairs loft area.

Friday, December 25, 2015

A tiny house sink

For a while now, Charles and I have been trying to figure out what we are going to do for a perminant sink in our tiny cabin. At the moment we have a cool little water canister with a spicked and a small (really too small) wood bowl. Shown below
While this was a cute idea, its lacking the practicality of a mounted sink with the ability to drain. We actually have to carry and dump the bowl outside after every use, and with it being wood, it is now leaking. 
     Anyhow, we were out the other day, browsing one of our local thrift stores when we stumbled apon a great find (were thrifty lick that). What set before us, covered in dust, was an old enamel kitchen set. It came with 1 really large bowl, 4 small soup bowls, a bread loaf pan, and a baking pan (like for lasigna, etc). Heres the picture of them cleaned up...
Pretty neat right? Well anyway, the great idea we have is to use the large bowl for the kitchen sink! It will be perfect as the bowls and baking wear will match! Heres a look at how deep that large bowl is...
The process of turning this into a sink will actually be very simple, especially since the bowl isnt a breakable hard-to-work-with material like glass.
     The first thing we will do is place the bowl on the kitchen counter to find the perfect apot for it to live. After that, we'll flip the bowl and trace the circle onto the counter. We'll take measurements to account for the rim of the bowl and then cut the hole in the counter to make it flush mounted. Before we mount it thi, we will cut another hole into the bottom of the bowl itself the attach the drain and hose. The last thing to do will be to mount it in and use some sort of silicone sealant to glue and water-safe the connected area. And BAMM! For $13.00 we have a beautiful sink which could have ended up costing hundreds to install. I borrowed some pictures of sililar ideas from online to help give a better idea of what can be done with a simple bowl
Now ofcourse these were mounted ontop instead of being inset into the counter, but you get the idea. 
     I will be publishing pictures of the finished product very soon. If you liked this idea and wish to see more of our tiny cabin, please swing by and check out our youtube videos at this link Thanks for taken time to read our tiny cabins blog!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tiny house Tiny cabin

Serenity in our tiny cabin

Dickinson wood burning stove

IA while back, while thinking about possable heating solutions for our tiny cabin durring the winter months, we stumbled on the dickinson products. These options are wonderful because they dont eat up space, they heat relativly large spaces, and the price is pretty affordable on a poor mans budjet. There are many options to choose from including propane fuled stove, but the one we picked, i believe is the best. 
This is the solid fuel Dickinson stove. It burns wood, charcoal, and the popular presto logs which can be purchased at any walmart or walgreens in town. The thing i love about this is that, with us being in the middle of the woods, it is free to heat our cabin for ever. As the pic above shows, ours is not yet hooked up the the exhaust, that will be our next trip out. I however did place 2 small candles inside and suprisingly, they kicked out a bit of heat. Her are some more pictures of what the stove looks like hooked up...
Another option i bet people havnt thought of is that a small denatured alcohol insert can be placed inside for some nice mood lighting and back up heat if for some reason you manage to run out of wood. For more information and to check out our tiny cabin videos on youtube, go to thank you for visiting!

The start

A little under a year ago, me and Charles were watching youtube and stumbled across one of the tiny house videos. The moment it started playing and the camera spun around inside that tiny house, we both feel in love. After 2 days of searching craigslist, we found some beautiful property out in the ozarks of Missouri. We purchased it the day we drove out and saw it. No more than three weeks later we had a tiny shell (basically a shed) dropped off onto the land. Since that day, we have utilized every weekend available to go out and do a little something to finish our tiny cabin. We have come a very long way but we also still have a lot to do. With that said, we welcome you to join us on that journey. Please check out our youtube videos to see tours and how to's on the DIY projects we do and follow this blog for all of our brainstorming ideas and achievements. You can easily find our youtube Chanel
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