Month: April 2015

What is the difference between Masonite, T-111, and LP SmartSide

In mid-2011 we were fortunate enough to enter into a partnership with LP Building Products. The relationship came about after a cold call I made to one of their project managers. He was extremely interested in the burgeoning tiny house movement and was also interested in what we could do for his company and product in the social media world. Without getting into non-disclosure information, LP sponsored¬†75% of our tiny house exterior with their SmartSide product. They specifically provided us with 5 very specific products: LP ProStruct Flooring with Smartfinish 19/32″ x 4’x8′ No Groove, Square Edge LP ProStruct...

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Washing Your Clothes When On The Road

I wasn’t responsible for my own laundry until I had moved away to college. I was a freshly minted 17-year old faced with a a roll of quarters someone had given me for a high school graduation present (which I thought was completely ridiculous), an individual load size box of wash powder, almost every article of clothing I owned, and several aging machines that looked more like steampunk art pieces than what I now know as laundry appliances. So while it may seem trite to talk about laundry on a “grown up blog” it is an oft-forgotten about “need...

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What Is This Tiny House Thing Anyway?

The tiny house movement is an anti-establishment movement that examines the anti-American Dream wherein need overshadows want and relationship is valued over consumption.   Anyone who has hung around tiny houses, small houses, alternative houses, etc. long enough has heard someone speak or write just like the above quote. In fact, if you’re like me you are even guilty of using some of the buzz phrasing. But make no mistake. There is a lot of contempt for folks who talk this way. In my opinion such buzz words and phrases actually serve to mask ones own misunderstanding or lack...

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