Tag Archives: DIY

Where To Hang Your Keys In a Tiny House

For nearly three years we have written about every aspect of building a tiny house ranging from heating and cooling a tiny house to welding on scissor jacks to clearing land on which to live. But since January 2013 we have been living full time in our tiny house and the focus of our tiny […]

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 9

In this episode Cody (Wranglerstar) finished up the sill joints and talks about some old-school hand tools. “Its time to fit the sill joints. 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.” via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic […]

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 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 […]

Making Adobe Bricks the Old Fashion Way

Making adobe bricks is hard work but so simple almost anyone with a strong back can do it with this age old low tech approach. “It is (was) June in the southwestern USA and as is typical it is hot and very dry-what better time to make adobe bricks because they also like it hot […]

Deek Does DIY on Yahoo

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen is getting some exposure on Yahoo this weekend. The story covers the DIY aspect of tiny house construction and not so much the tiny house part – but always nice to see good tiny house related press. Nice to see Deek coming out of his shell too… hah… just kidding. Read more […]

DIY Shipping Container House

Here’s another small house, not tiny, built around two small shipping containers. I like this project particularly because it was done on a frugal budget with lots of DIY sweat equity. The end product is pretty cool too, a mix of funky industrial plus modern cabin. DIY Shipping Container House