A classmate and myself took advantage of some of the scrap wood that was left over to build a personal project. We are in charge of the tailgates for football games for our department, so we decided to build cornhole boards. We used the building techniques learned in class to make our set. George also … More Extra Building Project
On Monday we were visited by a guest speaker. Tim Davidson from the Creative Animal Foundation came to class to tell us about his current program. He along with his partner, Stephanie Arne, are traveling around the country in a tiny house to promote sustainable living. Tim also checked out our tiny house and interviewed … More Guest Speaker
After spending some time talking about the tiny house movement with my parents, my dad grew a high interest for the topic and recently sent me an article highlighting the problems that tiny house goers are facing in our own city of Atlanta. As expected, the highly populated city has zoning regulations put into place … More Georgia’s Capital facing tough regulation
During Monday’s class we got to pick out a few sheets of rusty metal to add to the board and batten siding. It was fun to pick out the pieces with the best rust patterns. After choosing which ones we liked best, we cut them to the right size. This little curly cue of metal … More Rust Patterns
Monday turned out to be a beautiful workday at UGArden. One team began to put the board and batten siding on the house, and the other worked on interior paneling. We were able to put up all the boards, and will soon be adding the battens. The rough cut wood mixed with the rusted panels … More Board and Batten
Last weekend was the annual Dogwood Festival in Atlanta. For those who didn’t know, each year the festival hosts an award-winning Green Festival Initiative in partnership with Live Thrive Atlanta. The village even includes a tiny house provided by Tiny House Atlanta for visitors to take a peek at what micro-living is all about! Click … More Eco-Village at Piedmont Park
Yesterday was an extra tiny house work session and provided time to keep adding interior paneling to the office. We worked in teams to find pieces of wood, to cut them on the miter saw and to stack and install them inside. The piece of wood in the photo is a snapshot of our counting … More Friday Workday
Here’s a close-up of the wood we’re using for the interior siding. The differences in texture and color between the individual planks are incredible!
Here’s a flashback to a Wednesday in March when we were putting up some blocking in the walls, to attach the siding to. It was the first time I’d ever used (or even seen) a chalk line. We managed to get a lot done despite the freezing wind! Hard to believe this was a month … More Flashback Friday
Just some pine wood and orange rusty metal to make the tiny house that much more awesome and beautiful!