Saturday, August 22, 2015

Building a Small House: Stabilizing the Structure

Concrete blocks stabilize the house and keep it level. 

Cinder CMU's - 4 x 16 x 8

We're solid!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

30-Day Minimalism Challenge

I started this 30-Day Minimalism Challenge today.

You should join me!

You can follow my progress on 

Wish me luck! :)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Small House Life:

Aired the house out today and cleaned inside windows.

It reached a scorching 90 degrees this afternoon, so the studio felt like 120  (0_o) 

Outside windows tomorrow. Hoping it won't be so hot...... 

Before ;(                       After! :)

Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Building a Small House: Moving House to Location

La petite maison est arrive!

Four years, two islands, and one ferry ride later, she's finally home! The semi truck situated the house as closely as possible on site, but had limited turning capacity (in the bottom pics you can see how the house was sitting at an angle and partially off the gravel). R used a bobcat to re-position the house and make it parallel--even broke a chain! Once the house was placed, we brought it level, removed the tongue, and wedged temporary blocks beneath to keep the structure stable. Still lots of work to do, but making progress.

Next Step: Power Setup

Friday, June 26, 2015

Building a Small House: Ground Prep

We laid gravel for my small house yesterday!

Beautiful 80° day. After the filter fabric, the trucks spread and leveled the rock, 
then I raked it smooth.

I can't believe it's happening! Stoked to set up my writing studio!

Next Step: bringing house to the property

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Minimalist's Diary

Hi, welcome to my blog! This is my Minimalist's Diary,
where I'll write about my journey towards simplicity, structure,
and material detachment, and discover where it leads.

  Join me ❤

- Peace and Zen -

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