As our semester comes to end, we’ve started wrapping up our final touches to the house. Though our classes doesn’t meeting regularly anymore, there is still work to do on the house, especially on the inside. Our gracious professor, architect and instructor has set aside time out of their day to help with finishing up the … More What a time to be alive!
In terms of final touches on the home, the doors were a big step. First, we installed a sliding door for access to the restroom and shower. Next, although the IKEA cabinets had been mounted on the wall, they did not have their doors installed yet. The cabinet doors were very easy to install with … More Doors, doors, doors…
On Thursday, Catt and I primed the windows. This entailed getting our giant brushes into the cracks and crevasses where the windows met the siding. Neither one of us loved this job, but someone had to do it!
A few weeks ago, the class was assigned to write a paper about tiny homes and problems they come in contact with. I took a different spin on the assignment and wrote about how tiny homes have been used to save the homeless in different areas of the United States. There are people that live … More Tiny homes and homelessness
Tiny Homes are typically much cheaper than conventional homes. Check out this article about a nonprofit who is fundraising to build tiny homes for veterans. Just like our home that will be donated to a Georgia Organic’s farm, this home will be donated as well. http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/12/05/local-nonprofit-fundraising-tiny-house-village-vets/
Last week, Dr. Skobba was a guest speaker for another Family and Consumer Sciences class at UGA where she discussed sustainable housing as well as our tiny house class! I am a student of this class as well so I was able to add in a few comments about our home. One question she raised … More Why do you think Tiny Homes are so popular?
As our semester comes to a close, we finally installed the first cabinets! The cabinets were ordered from IKEA, and assembled during class. After drilling a long metal runner to the inside wall, the cabinets were extremely easy to hook on. The house is finally coming together!
Last week we were required to write a paper about tiny homes and a problem that they faced. I wrote about how, for a person in my current situation, a tiny home may not be the best investment at the current time. Although they are really cool, and hopefully I will have my own one … More Tiny Disaster
With all the hype of tiny homes, many people still have a hard time imagining if they could actually live in a tiny home. Here is a list of tiny home hotels that you can stay in to see if living tiny is something you really want to do! http://www.curbed.com/2016/11/30/13784504/tiny-home-vacation-resort-international
Last week, we began to put in the toilet inside the bathroom. This is not your average toilet, it is a composting toilet (and it even came with a children’s seat). Composting toilets use little to no water so, they’re super energy efficient. They use an aerobic processing system to treat human excreta, by composting … More Composting Toilet