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See PVC? No. CPVC!

Like millions of people, I have been questioning the quality of my tap water. In my case, it smelled like a deadly chemical … and I’m not in Flint, Michigan! Also, like millions, I was quick to blame the municipality. … Continue reading

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Bag It!

Possibly my best tiny design: an overhead grocery bag holder! The dispenser lid is a sliced-up coffee container lid. The plastic is soft enough to not cut your hand from use. Bye bye, kitchen chaos!

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Notsotiny Fight

Sarah Hastings is on the front lines, fighting the notsotiny* fight. The physical work is done and now the legal work begins to carve out space in statutes, ordinances and codes (“oh my!”) in order to … live. Just live. … Continue reading

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O-Who-O?

Next project? A spiffy (and possibly insulated) ofuro, a Japanese soaking tub. That, or an entire outdoor water/entertainment center with a wood-fired hit tub, steam room, pizza oven (why not?!) … you get the idea! And, as the funny DIY … Continue reading

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Build It and They Will … ?

For awhile now, there have been efforts by various people and groups to create guidelines and standards for tiny homes, and another one is about to announce their’s next month. http://www.tinyhousecommunity.com/map/1206-new-tiny-house-certification-program Sounds good but … “build it and they will … Continue reading

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Creature Comfort

What may seem like a superfluous newfangled gizmo is now a valued piece of equipment. I highly recommend it to anyone with a tall ceiling in a cold climate! I would be a sorry sap without it! Turns out, Californian … Continue reading

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Next up? Plumbing!

To now, water has been hand-pumped out but hopefully two drains will get built before Winter really sets in. These parts are pieces in the puzzle. A pop-up drain, to be installed in the shower/bath tub, was only $10, and … Continue reading

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