Lenoir County Public Schools Joins The Tiny House Movement

Lenoir County Public Schools Joins The Tiny House Movement

I have been fortunate enough to team up with our county school system to work with high school students in the CTE (career and technical education) program, to build a 20’ long tiny house on wheels being called the Tiny Blue Devil. The build will be updated on...

Santa Claus Haus: red means red

Santa Claus Haus: red means red

It has been our experience that putting up LP SmartSide pre-primed panels is vastly easier when at least the first coat of color has been painted on. Not only does it ease your workload once the panels are up but it also makes the build seem that much more efficient...

Santa Claus Haus: LP SmartSide

Santa Claus Haus: LP SmartSide

It seems that while we may have missed Christmas in July and Santa is not expected to return until Dec. 25, we can still believe in the magic of delivered gifts throughout the year. In fact, just this week our build site was left with a beautiful, stretch film...

Santa Claus Haus: tags and title

Santa Claus Haus: tags and title

One of the most frustrating things about using a salvage trailer is making sure it is road legal. We had to do it on our first tiny house build in 2010 when we lived in Georgia and now we have had to do it in North Carolina. The process in each state was vastly...

Santa Claus Haus: subfloor

Santa Claus Haus: subfloor

I was thinking about my posts regarding the Santa Claus Haus and how in depth I wanted to be with them. When this blog first started we were one of only a handful of builders, documenting the day in and day out of a tiny house build. We talked about everything from...

Santa Claus Haus:  trailer salvage

Santa Claus Haus: trailer salvage

The trailer the Santa Claus Haus is being built on is a salvage one. We liberated our original tiny house on wheels from a 1967 Shasta travel trailer. It was a bit of a mess but we proceeded and while saving thousands of dollars, invested dozens of hours. When we...

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

I am a huge fan of the Christmas season and by Christmas season I mean that very special time during the first 60 or years of the 20th Century in which Christmas was magical, Santa was beloved, and gifts were given more than received. By mid-October I am full of the...

A Tiny House Tells His Own Story

A Tiny House Tells His Own Story

I have always loved books. Let me correct myself. I have always loved children's books. There is something so magical about the vibrant words that often give character to other inanimate objects. The glow of the illustration colors. It is just such a freeing feeling;...

Tiny House Insurance

Tiny House Insurance

We have been a part of the tiny house community and contributors to the ongoing dialogue for just at 7 years now. In the course of that time we have heard conversations come and go. We have also heard some of the same conversations come and go, come back again, and in...

#LightUpLife and Win 1 of 3 Luci Color Inflatable Solar Lights

#LightUpLife and Win 1 of 3 Luci Color Inflatable Solar Lights

In 2013 we were perusing an outdoor supply store when a simple "beach ball" caught my attention. Of course I know now it was no beach ball. But when you see something just about palm sized that has an inflation nozzle and is made of vinyl plastic, your mind kind of...

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