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Video and new Porch pictures!

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Video and new Porch pictures!

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Hello hello! We have great news! Our tiny house video by Bryce of Living Big in a Tiny House was completed!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd7ZNuzvYRs&w=560&h=315]

We had a great time filming and chatting! Sadly the filming happened before we had a chance to finish the porch but it is finally complete.

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For more you can visit his website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-home-built-recycled-materials/

Cheers!

Pat+Cori

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Composting Toilet

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Composting Toilet

Hello! We finally got around to making our toilet, it took a while to find the right raw materials, but Pat scored a sweet crate that we painted, cut a hole in the top, and mounted hinges. The toilet seat is a special slow close seat (you can afford to upgrade your seat when you're pooping a bucket.) We need to work on sourcing a regular source of sawdust, but we still have some time. 20151129_122938

Sorry we don't have more pictures. I wasn't around to document and supervise Pat.

Thanks!

 

-Pat and Cori (mostly cori)

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Raising the Roof!

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Raising the Roof!

Hello Blog Readers, Today at the tiny house we took down our crappy awning and have replaced it with a more permanent roof structure. Our goal is to add more living space to our tiny house and will be complete once we finish building the attached deck.

I have built the roof out of pallets I got for free and the corrugated iron was left over from building the tiny house. I purchased three used rimu timber posts to support the roof from the ground, and some roofing screws. The total cost of the roof was about 40 dollars. We had help from our awesome land owners to lift the roof into place with his loader. Thank you so much!!

 

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the composting toilet and the deck!

 

-Pat and Cori

 

 

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Prepping for Eco Week

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Prepping for Eco Week

Hello!

This coming week is ECO WEEK, sponsored by the Canterbury Sustainability Department. We were asked to participate by hosting an tiny house open house. Check out the website: http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/ecoweek/!

There will be a few visitors to the tiny house this Tuesday, so we made a big push to get a lot of stuff done (plus cleaning!). Enjoy.

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TRIMMING MISSION: Cover up the fact that our plastic wasn't long enough to reach the floor...

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CORI CUT ALL OF THESE (FYI, I do more than just take pictures.)

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ALL DONE! Now on to the light and fan!

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And now to clean up the look of the sink. First we peeled back the plastic and then came up with this brilliance! PTDC0071

Just an old suitcase with an attitude, came free with an old newspaper from 1975!

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Next up: Kitchen!

A nice curtain rod in anticipation for an actual curtain!

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We needed some more storage!

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And EVEN MORE STORAGE!

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Why so SERIOUS???

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We also finished some trim if you can tell. 

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We also installed our bench top. And added some hinges and protection.

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I know you have seen our letters but we finally finished all the electrical in the house today! All we have to do is test and mount our solar panels.

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This is the cleanest we could get the house!

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Thanks for reading!

-Cori and Pat

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Paint, Bathroom Progress and Electrical

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Paint, Bathroom Progress and Electrical

Hi Readers! Last weekend was one of the first weekends we worked on the tiny house that was cut short by bad weather. But Pat still managed to paint the beige walls (you probably can't tell from the pictures but the walls were scratched and dented). So this weekend we made a huge push to make up for our lost day!

This Saturday we lined our bathroom with plastic we got for free from a friend. We didn't have enough to cover the ceiling as well so once again we used up some scraps! At least our whole house (inside and outside) matches! We also had time to install our sink that had been lying dejected in our shower for ages!

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This is the floor I did a while back, finally you can see it ! Previously we had used cardboard to protect the flooring but this weekend we brought the vacuum cleaner along with us. PTDC0017

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We spent the rest of the day cleaning, laying down blue plastic and checking on our bathroom walls.

Sunday was a later start. We got began by hooking up our plug outlets and our lights. Check out the difference it makes!

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We finished up the day by finally putting a door on our storage cabinet (we also shortened it!)

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It def needs some tweaks but it is on its way! We had a great weekend with lovely weather and our house looks and smells brand new!

Thanks for reading, next weekend hopefully we will have a couch installed and some more trim!

Please enjoy our first attempts at using the panaromic feature on Pat's phone ;)

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Signing off!

Pat and Cori

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Saturday Tiny House Work

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Saturday Tiny House Work

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Hello blog followers, Today at the tiny house we finished off the door for the utilities box, secured the last bolt fixing the house to the trailer, removed our kitchen cabinets to sand and repaint, and built a small shelf for the kitchen out of some free items we had laying around. The weather turned out to be really nice!

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Ceiling Insulating and Covering

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Ceiling Insulating and Covering

Hi everyone, Today at the tiny house we insulated and covered our ceiling. It has felt like forever that the ceiling has been not finished, but today we got it done! Some really good friend of ours had some extra polystyrene laying around. We took what they gave us and bought what we needed and today got around to finishing our ceiling. That stuff sure does make a hell of a mess but in the end it worked out well.

After the insulation was up we calculated that we had enough left over roofing material for our ceiling. The rust, holes, scratches, and all kinds of minor imperfections gives it a good rustic look.

We also had time to build a door for our utilities box completely out of scraps we had left laying around.

Hope you like it!

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Think I am looking kind of stiff haha!

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Roof and corner flashing

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Roof and corner flashing

Hello everyone, Today was a beautiful Autumn day in New Zealand! I finished the roof and corner flashing but still have to flash around the windows at a later date. I attached the Flashing with some rubber washer screws and sealed the corners and seams with some waterproof sealer. Looks pretty flash haha!!

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Gathering materials for tiny house build.

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Gathering materials for tiny house build.

Hello everyone I just wanted to talk about how to keep on a budget and get materials for a tiny house build for very cheap or free!! Yes free, I know that's exciting not many things are free these days. I got a lot of the materials that you will see in the video and pictures out of the trash. Just keep your eyes open all the time because other people's trash can be your treasure. If you see a job site with a skip (dumpster), just ask the job supervisor if you can have a quick peak in the dumpster. Another way to get stuff very cheap is by going onto trademe. I have bought many things on trademe for really good prices, for example this stainless steel sink for $10.50. Just keep looking and have some cash on hand!

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I got this cable for my 12v off the grid power system in the trash. On the right is 1000 dollars worth of vinyl I purchased for a case of beer (20 bucks) and some metal grating I will probably use for shelving in the closet.

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