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Diy Outdoor Furniture

I have just published on Amazon a new book. It is about constructing outdoor furniture with distinctive designs, without making complicated cuts, not using complex equipment and no purchasing of expensive materials. All the furniture is made with only 90-degree cuts, utilizing only 1x4s and 2x4s. The book includes 200 illustrations of furniture construction and…Continue reading Diy Outdoor Furniture

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Tiny House Building Codes

Those who know me know what a dim outlook I have regarding building codes. Most municipal and local codes have gone far beyond the original intent of community safety. In some places the codes almost amount to a legal “taking” of property in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.…Continue reading Tiny House Building Codes

Modern Shed

Modern Shed

This is a link to a commercial website called Modern Shed that sells and designs small structures. Some of the configurations are quite nice and have a great deal of potential. They offer three models of 10′ x 12′, 10′ x 14′ and 10′ x 16′, but apparently can customize to a great degree. Check…Continue reading Modern Shed

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Illegal Tiny House

  Here is an article on Small House Bliss about a house up for sale in Vancouver as the result of permitting. I note this particular article because of the revulsion I have in terms of the oppressive codes in so-called “free countries”. I won’t go into that here and will wait for a future article…Continue reading Illegal Tiny House

Homeless Man Given New Start With Tiny House

Here is a video from Chanel 6, ABC Action News in Philadelphia about a homeless man and a tiny house. This video comes with an article on their website which is found at this link.

Thinking small: Celebrating the very best in tiny houses

via Thinking small: Celebrating the very best in tiny houses. This is Gizmags idea of the very best in tiny houses. I include it because of the length of the article as well as the content. They examine quite a few tiny structures with quite a few images.

Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage and worries — and stuff – The Washington Post

via Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage and worries — and stuff – The Washington Post. An in depth article in the Washington Post about living tiny. I wish that it would be made more clear that unreasonably restrictive codes many times causes tiny houses to be built on trailers. For me, this is…Continue reading Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage and worries — and stuff – The Washington Post