Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Houseboat for sale, $5,000

Here is your chance to own a cute little water getaway and finish it the way you want it. I have $5,000 in it so the price is firm. I was hoping to finish it this summer but time will not allow it. The boat is 70% complete. Hull is glass over wood and fully bottom painted, the sides are partially painted. Interior is framed and ready for paneling and finish work. It would take a flatbed trailer to haul it off. Specs can be found here

Monday, May 25, 2009

My new project

I am beginning my 5th teardrop build. This time I am changing some design details to create a simpler build and a simpler trailer. It will look similar to this great design.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vardo for 2: tiny house on wheels

River Walker: tiny home on the water

Here is a cute low impact liveaboard from George Buehler

Living off the grid economically

Lets talk about ideas that allows you to live off the grid economically. It seems the green industry is focused on charging big dinero for solar, wind, composting toilets, etc. There are several ways of doing it but the economical ones don't get discussed much. Lets hear your ideas on how to do it on a budget.

Economical DIY Composting toilets

Friday, April 3, 2009

My neighbor

Dee lives just a couple blocks from me
Here is her small footprint living story, click here

My tiny house on wheels

For more photos click here
I have always been fascinated with the vardo wagon concept and decided to put a slide in camper version of it on my diesel F-250. The result turned out great, I have 6' 7" headroom, a dinette that converts to a queen size bed, also the option of 2 separate berths on the rails. It also has a galley and 12v system. The head is a Luggable Loo that I turned into a composting toilet which stores out of the way nicely. I plan on putting a wind deflector up front to minimize some resistance, but even without it I am getting 16mpg.
As a crafter I travel all over and wanted a small footprint wherever I went. I used to travel large with a big trailer and found that to be too stressful. My son (a pro disc golfer) and I also use it to travel to disc golf tournaments and it provides and inexpensive place to stay.
One of the great things is the cost, less than $1500. A comparable factory made unit would be $10,000 plus. No dealers, no payments, just keeping it simple.

My houseboat project

Here is a link to my houseboat build , click here