Beginning a journey to live more simply…

Odds and loose ends.

Sunday, December 19th, 2010:

The weather has given us a bit of a break this weekend, with temperatures reaching almost 50 degrees at one point! We decided to take advantage of this unexpected winter thaw to tie up some loose ends outside of the tiny house, such as installing the outdoor electrical boxes and painting the weather seal on the newly installed deck cedar…

Thanks goes out to Eric Brennan for helping us lay out the proper placement for our porch light!

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Comments on: "Odds and loose ends." (2)

  1. When you you think you will move in? What is your toliet and water connections? As you travel how will you handle this? THanks again so inspiring

    • Hi Noel,

      Good questions!

      We are holding off moving in until it is done. Hard to do when you are excited, but important to ensure what needs to get done gets done and not put off! We have an RV potable water connection that will allow us to connect a hose to a spigot in a campground or someone’s house to supply public water and water pressure. We also have an RV potable water spout that allows us to fill a 30 gallon stainless steel water tank when public water is less readily available.

      We have only gray water discharge (that will drain into a 30 galon portable waste water tank on the ground underneath the house-this will be emptied into a dump station in a campground or into a friend’s septic system), as we chose to go with a composting toilet. One of the main reasons for this is that we did not want to hassel with black water, nor did we want to add to the over use of the resource. This choice let us act on both practical and philosophical desires. We will empty out water lines and the potable water tank before moving the tiny house.

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