Category Archives: Construction Story

Ryan is Building a Tiny House

Ryan’s dream of building a tiny house is coming true – some assembly required. He’ll be building himself a modified Tumbleweed Fencl. “Over four years ago I discovered Tiny Houses and fell in love with them.  I have always been fascinated with alternative housing, from the time I was a boy I built countless forts […]

Micro Homestead Episode 25

Kevin has posted another update to his tiny cabin. You can also follow along at this blog, Kevin’s Micro Homestead, and on Facebook. “Talk about exterior Finnish options and trim layout. Plus up comming film production.” via episode 25 sawdust therapy – YouTube.

Micro Homestead – Episode 24

Kevin has posted an update on the tiny house he’s building. You can follow his work at kevinsmicrohomestead.wordpress.com. “cuting out window opening and dry fitting . next is install tape off trim and side up the wall. getting close to done with exterior.” via episode 24 front window and siding fall is here. – YouTube.

Little Yellow is Done!

Another successful completion of a owner-built tiny house! Very inspiring. “I might just write that again, because it looks so very nice. And this time, I shall employ caps to convey the enthusiasm as effectively as type can: LITTLE YELLOW IS DONE!!!! Alright, I’m freakin’ excited. But after a year of planning, more than a […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 11

Cody (Wranglerstar) makes chainsaw work look easy. The first half of this video shows him selecting and harvesting a tree on his land. The second half shows how he mills down logs into timbers. “Episode 11 of the DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse will cover fitting all four corner joints of the sill plate […]

The Field Lab’s New Neighbor

Looks like John Wells is going to have more company out in the desert. Pictured here is her outhouse. I wonder what kind of home Dona Lu plans to build? “My part time SW neighbor Dona Lu came out to work on her place for the weekend.  She pre-built studded walls for an out house building […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 10

Cody (Wranglerstar) continues working on his timber frame cabin. You can also now follow along on Facebook. “Episode 10 of the DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse will cover fitting all four corner joints of the sill plate timbers.” via Wranglerstar on YouTube.

Roof, Siding, and Windows at Tiny House Over the Hill

The folks over at Tiny House Over the Hill are making great progress on their tiny home and feeling some of the pain of working with some of the steps in the construction progress. “Installing a standing seam metal roof is not for the faint of heart. This, by far, has been the most challenging […]

Window Door Headers at The Rich Life

More construction photos from the tiny house project at The Rich Life. “At the behest of commenters, I decided to consult my good friend Allen J. about the necessity for heavier duty headers over my window and door openings.  With his sage wisdom, I decided to add some extra support to the openings on the […]

Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home

A new television show in the UK will feature the construction of an off-grid tiny house. “Kevin McCloud from that Grand Designs has got the shed bug (and who hasn’t nowadays) but he’s also got a new telly series Man Made Home which starts Sun Sunday 23 Sep, 8pm on Channel 4 – which sees […]

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