Can you believe we’ve been living in our tiny house for a year already?! I went back and read the blog I wrote a year ago about moving our tiny house to our site, (you should read it too!) what a day that was! In the morning we had a news interview with ABC15 Phoenix, then we hauled the house from our rented shop space in Prescott Valley to our new rented home site in Prescott, AZ.
Here’s a little year in review: (translation: get yourself a cup of coffee and a comfy chair and settle in for the longest post ever!)
Each section below has links back to the original blog posts so you can review our year with us!
May 16, 2012: Hauling the newly completed Tiny House from our shop in Prescott Valley:
Driving our Tiny House to our new home.
Setting up the house at our rented site in a neighborhood in Prescott, AZ where we lived from mid May to mid August, 2012:
Neighbor’s kid checking it out.
The tiny house was like the pied piper the way it drew the neighborhood children… I think they thought it was a little playhouse for them! Nope. Ha!
Just a quick post to tell you we’re moving the Byer Beehive Tiny House / Tiny Mart to Crestone, CO today! I’ll do a more thorough post of the finished details later… but we’re hitching up right now….
Clothesline Tiny Homes is moving our latest project – The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart Tiny House – up to Crestone, Colorado today!
Hitching the Tiny House up to the truck. Clothesline Tiny Homes is sad to see our client’s tiny house leave.. but we’re happy for him and know the tiny house is going to a great home!
Hope all is well, and I’ll talk to you soon!
Well, here is a long overdue update on our progress building the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart for our client in Colorado. The last post I wrote about it we were doing exterior siding, staining and painting and we’ve now finished out the interior.
Shane found beautiful beetle kill / blue-stain pine siding for the Tiny House interior walls at our local lumber yard.
We ended up using EcoTouch fiberglass insulation. Zero voc’s and almost the R-value of foam. I went to a lecture on foam insulation and while it performs, it’s hard to feel good about putting a chemical product into the world that will never go away… Have you seen the film “Garbage Island”?? It’s sad. Plastic never goes away, it just gets smaller and smaller.
I can be such a bleeding environmentalist… here’s a quote from Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold:
wow, another story about us living in a tiny house and our website is going crazy! almost 8,000 hits today.
this one was on “Mail Online” a UK online news website. a really great story they wrote, click the photo below to read the story.
Article about living in our tiny house…
And I really need to do a post about progress on our current tiny house project underway, the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart. Soon! We’re just so busy working on it, I haven’t had time to blog.
The NY Daily News wrote a really nice article about us living in our tiny house. Click the photo to read the article…
NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.
And… we’ve had over 200,000 hits on our website! We created the website a little over a year ago, so I guess there is a lot of interest in living tiny. We’ve been working on the Beehive tiny house and I’ll do an update soon. Hope everyone is well!
I had to re-blog this video I just saw on Treehugger, a spoof about tiny houses and sustainability. Hilarious. Watch it through to the end, the last few lines are the funniest…
Tiny House spoof movie
by Dawn Jones of Heart + Spark Productions.
Here’s the latest series of photos showing our construction progress on the Beehive Mini Mart Tiny House / Store:
Beehive Tiny Store: installing high temp metal roofing underlayment
Beehive Tiny Store: Housewrap is installed, windows are masked and we’re painting the exterior trim.
Beehive Mini Mart: Michael removes masking over the windows.
Beehive Mini Mart: Siding is installed, ready for batten strips. You can see our gray stain color samples sitting on the ground. We finally decided on a darker stain reminiscent of old weathered mountain cabins.
Beehive Mini Mart: Batten strips installed, siding stained, metal roofing installed. The exterior is pretty much complete!
Beehive Mini Mart: Exterior siding is stained, window trim is installed. The big window on the side slides open so patrons can be served outside; food-cart style. The shed structure on the trailer hitch will house propane for the store’s heater as well as future PV solar system batteries.
Beehive Mini Mart: next we move on to the interior, where we will install full height wall shelves, counters, and a fridge and freezer.
We had some good weather this week here in Santa Fe and spent the last two days working on our new client project, The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart. (click on the Category: Beehive Mini Mart in the list to the right to see all the posts about the Beehive…)
Day 1: Trailer Leveling, Floor Framing, Floor Insulation, Floor Sheathing, and Bolt-Downs to Trailer Frame
Trailer is leveled and we’re ready to start framing the floor.
Floor is framed and insulated.