Category Archives: How To

Tiny Home Builders – How to Video Series

Dan is making excellent progress on his latest tiny house and how-to video series – a virtual tiny house building workshop. Last step on the exterior of this house was to finish the roof. “I personally like the look of the metal roof, but I know it’s not for everyone. The problem is that there […]

Boneyard Studios Tackles RV-Style Plumbing

Here’s an article that explains some of the mysteries for building an RV-style plumbing setup for a tiny house. “Currently the majority of tiny homes are built to accept pressurized water hookup from a hose. Simple, but also quite limiting if the house is ever moved for a few days (or longer) to somewhere where […]

How to Build a Rubble Fill Foundation

An alternative to a ‘normal’ foundation. “This post is the first in a series for a 80″ x 128″, dry stack cement block, solar heated, well house we are building and will highlight several out of the norm methods of building. Here we will look at the rubble fill foundation in which the footer sits on top of a […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 8

In part 8 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) shows us how the joints are fitting together. “Have you taken steps to prepare your family to survive economic collapse? Our economy is on the verge of total collapse. Now is the time to prepare for tough times ahead. Its time to fit the sill joints. […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 7

Cody (Wranglerstar) shares the reasons he is straying off the timber frame plans he’s using. It sounds like he’ll end up with a stouter cabin as a result. You’ll also see more tricks for working with large logs in this episode. “This video covers the largest and most complex timbers in the survival cabin. I […]

Getting a Loan for a Small House

Some sought-after information about tiny house mortgages. While a mortgage-free life is what many people long for others are happy to be able to find a tiny mortgage that’s quick to pay off. “If you have found the perfect home that fits your needs and your budget, but that is priced under $100,000, you may […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 6

In this episode of his 12×16 timber frame cabin video series, Cody (Wranglerstar), shows us more about selectively harvesting trees for lumber. “Are you doing it right? This video will cover the tools needed to fall timber and the best chainsaw chain for your Saw. I cut this White Fir tree down with a Stihl […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 4

In part 4 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) retrieves another log for milling and some basic chainsaw usage info. “Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 3

In part 3 of this video series, Cody (Wranglerstar) continues the slow work of cutting the joints for his 12×16 timber frame cabin. “This video cover the first notching of the 12″ sill timber. This video series will give you the knowledge needed to build an survival cabin. Have you always wanted a small cabin in […]