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New Tiny House Freedom found in Spur, Texas

Posted by Jeremy on July 20, 2014 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Hey everyone :)  Check out this new site where tiny house freedom has become a reality.  The web address is:  http://www.spurfreedom.com .  This is what Spur Texas has to say about the tiny house movement:

Spur, Texas is a classic West Texas town on the wide open plains. We are a community of about 1,000 people who are excited about the tiny house revolution! Spur is proud to announce that anyone who wants to build a tiny house is welcome in our town.

 

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Living in the land of the not so free :(

Posted by Jeremy on April 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (3)

I've been staying at a friends house here in mid Florida so that I could be close to the VA Hospital in Tampa where I'm am being treated for some physical ailments. Not only have I been diagnosed with irreparable nerve damage, but I also have a condition called Atrial Fibrillation which is one of the main causes of heart attack and stroke. For 5 to 7 hrs a day I can get around and do the things I need to do, then my system breaks down and I have to endure enormous amounts of pain from the wai...

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New Closet Doors

Posted by Jeremy on August 9, 2011 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (3)

Hold it - Hold it - Hold it....  Well. I decided that the first closet doors I made are well.... crappy, so I decided to make better ones and include them on all four openings.  I cut them to size and polyurathaned them today.  Tomorrow I will install hinges and knobs and then mount them.  I thnk they will look a lot nicer.  I also installed my solar connections using 8 AWG getting rid of the 16 awg stuff I used before.  As I learn, I adapt.  That trial by e...

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Just when you thought you were finished...

Posted by Jeremy on July 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM Comments comments (2)

Well, I've decided to fabricate a screen door for my tiny house.  I've put the frame together and have given it some sub coat and finish paint.  Also bought some hardware to install when finished.  Hope it turns out :)  Stay tune for pictures.

Almost Finished Woohoo!

Posted by Jeremy on July 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Maybe a touch of polyurathane here and a touch there, oh... and a little trimwork in the kitchen and I'll be finished.  Oh wait.... there is that pesky thing with the hot water heater.  Everything works fine but the direct spark to the burner for propane ignition doesn't seem to be working.  Or, maybe I'm not letting it do its thing long enough.  I will be more patient tomorrow and see what happens.  They say that it may take several trys the first time just to clear ...

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Grokking the Gas or "Where does all the propane go when you're not looking?"

Posted by Jeremy on July 8, 2011 at 10:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Today was an eventful day.  I tested all my propane connections.  I had a few leaks that I quickly fixed.  After being sure there were no more leaks, I lit each appliance to make sure they were functional.  First the little 2 burner gas range.  It worked!  Then the fireplace.  Piece of cake.  Finally the 6 gallon hot water heater.  It has an indoor direct spark igniter.  The light indicating "reset" was on so I knew there was power to the 12 v...

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Weight of my tiny house.

Posted by Jeremy on June 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (5)

I took a maiden voyage with my tiny house yesterday.  It was pretty smooth sailing except I had never had to deal with electric brakes and a brake module before.  For the first few miles I was getting horrible gas mileage (around 4 mpg - Eek!).  I wasn't sure why my gas hog of a truck was being such a hog!  I did believe that my trailer brakes were a bit tight so I kept playing with the controls for intensity and timing and finally got the mileage up around 8 mpg.  I ...

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Installing switch for grid to solar and solar to grid

Posted by Jeremy on May 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (4)

I have been brainstorming on how to internallize my solar system controls and inverter while leaving the battery outside.  I only needed to connect the terminals to the exterior tongue end of the little house's trailer but have been unable to find such terminals in any hardware store or DIY building supply company. Then I thought... why do I have to have a specific type of terminal.  Why can't I just use a weatherproof AC outlet system to make those connections.  I thought it t...

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Building the kitchen cabinets

Posted by Jeremy on May 13, 2011 at 9:49 PM Comments comments (3)

I am presently working on the cabinet faces for my tiny kitchen.  I think they are going to look pretty cool.  I'll post pics in a few days.  It has been rainy for days... no... weeks!  I'm having a hard time getting much done in the rain lol.


New from Alex and Jay at Tiny house talk

Posted by Jeremy on May 3, 2011 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (0)

This guy Alex is really doing a bang up job over at TinyHouseTalk.com .  Alex is doing interviews with builders like myself and other more important people within the tiny house community that I believe you will find interesting.  Jay Shafer is his first.  You should check it out.  I found it to be quite enjoyable.  Alex, whom as far as I know, has not built his own little house yet but has created this incredible website chalked full of information and resourses to h...

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