Basic House Framing

I started to write an article on basic framing for those who are very much into a do it yourself construction of a tiny house. I have learned first hand many of the concepts involved, some by trial and error. In order that walls, openings, windows, and doors are properly fit together, one needs to…Continue reading Basic House Framing

The Desk, the Table, and a Chair.

Folding Dining Set

Searching around for a space-saving alternative to a regular stationary table and chairs, one finds all sorts of design styles but it seems that only a few configurations are possible when looking for a dining set that folds up. The most common setup has a table and benches that fold down from the wall or…Continue reading Folding Dining Set

Lounger.

A Lounger For Outside

Since the outdoors is a fundamental part of living for not only tiny house owners but people in general, I have included these instructions for an easy to make patio lounger made of just 2 x 4 material that is excellent for a patio or covered area. In the spirit of DIY, which can be…Continue reading A Lounger For Outside

Basic Cabinet

Do Your Own Cabinets

Many cabinets are simple boxes. Some have added drawers and movable shelves. They can also be quite expensive when purchased pre-made at cabinet shops and even home supply stores. However, making your own cabinets can save money, especially when you need custom sizes or shapes. Here we will examine some basic cabinet forms and shapes.…Continue reading Do Your Own Cabinets

Sink, Cooktop and Shelving.

Movable Cabinets

Why is cabinetry in the home expected to be built-in? When attending architecture school, I designed a rather inventive duplex where most everything was movable. This included the walls, the cabinets, the closets, and even a second story bedroom. Due to regularly placed pluggable drainage and snap on, snap off plumbing, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets…Continue reading Movable Cabinets

Yurt Campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest

Dozens of campgrounds throughout the Pacific Northwest are not only yurt-friendly, they also offer opportunities for campers to enjoy the unique experience of yurt camping. The map below showcases the campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that make yurts available for overnight or multiple night rental.   URL OF POST AUTHOR

A DIY Challenge

I love designing furniture and have created many pieces in my house. I have a bar table that is a little worse for wear and devoid of storage possibilities.     Instead, I have taken the challenge to create, using simple materials and techniques, a sophisticated sideboard in mid-century modern style. In doing so, sharing…Continue reading A DIY Challenge

DIY L-Up Chair.

L-Up Chair: DIY For Outdoors

  The L-Up Chair comes from a series of designs by me to see how many outdoor furniture works I could come up with that can be made with simple tools and materials and without complicated angles and joinery, all the cut angles being straight or 90 degrees. To my amazement, just with casual and…Continue reading L-Up Chair: DIY For Outdoors

Big Solar for Tiny Houses

SOLAR REPORT Off the Grid in a Tiny House The Cost and Practicality of Solar Power HBosler Modern Tiny House     A Comparison of Energy Sources Before anyone gets all excited about going off the grid and telling the traditional energy companies they are no longer needed, let’s look at a comparison of different…Continue reading Big Solar for Tiny Houses

Modern Small Kitchen Design

The nature of the kitchen in small houses varies as much as the wants and desires of the number of people who have small kitchens. Some people want large appliances for a gourmet experience, some require little space, preferring simplicity and efficiency. The configurations for kitchens in tiny houses are also widely varied with modular…Continue reading Modern Small Kitchen Design