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 life has changed.

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 Collapse Episode 9 – Sill, Joist, Tools Tenon

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. 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 saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse Episode 8 – Timber Framing- Fitting Joints- – YouTube.

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 saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse Episode 4 – YouTube.

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 and dry.I had a pile of adobe dirt that I wanted to get rid of and knew I would need these bricks for a future project.”

See the entire brick making process at Alt. Build Blog: Making Adobe Bricks.