Digging up the Roots

Sanding the Cabinets

Sanding the Cabinets

Now that the cabinets are all built, it is time to smooth everything and begin preparing for Painting Day! This sounds easier than it really is, like almost everything in construction. Granted, I am not the most experienced at all this, but it took me 2 1/2 days of...

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The Final Cabinets!

The Final Cabinets!

We have finally arrived at an exciting landmark in our tiny house build. After about 6 months of cabinet-building, we have finally built the final cabinets! Bookshelf/ladder to the left......Coat closet to the right! I always find it funny that as soon as the cabinets...

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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

There are as many ways to make elderberry syrup as there are cooks. Everyone has their own take on this medicine. So here's mine... I think it tastes pretty good. I definitely have a surplus of elderberries after finding a huge supply at the end of the summer!...

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Kitchen Cabinets Going In!

Kitchen Cabinets Going In!

Trent has been building cabinets since Summer. Sometimes when we get stuck on one task for a long time, it feels like it is lasting forever and we will never finish. But the last few weeks, with extra time off from work for the holidays, Trent was able to make a lot...

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Celebrating Winter Solstice

Celebrating Winter Solstice

We have celebrated Winter Solstice for a few years as a family, but never have we shared this celebration with friends. This was going to be our year. I was going to invite friends and it would be magical and well-planned. Then my kids started cycling through short...

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Buying a Truck to Pull the Tiny House

Buying a Truck to Pull the Tiny House

There have been two times in this tiny house process that my stomach has been in knots: the day I ordered the trailer (a $7,000 purchase) and the day we bought our truck to pull the tiny house (more than a $7,000 purchase).  We saw in on Craigslist, it was everything...

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Making Progress on the Kitchen Cabinets!

Making Progress on the Kitchen Cabinets!

One evening this week, we all ended up in the tiny house together as Trent sanded some cutting boards. Right now, there is building materials and tools everywhere, which makes it not such a great hanging out spot, but we seem to manage. I can't imagine how big the...

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I Made a Braided Wool Rug!

I Made a Braided Wool Rug!

It took me almost a year, but I finally finished the braided wool rug for the tiny house! I really am not a crafty person and have not finished any large handicraft projects, so I was not prepared for how proud of the finished product I would feel! It all started last...

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How We Made Our Straw Mattress

How We Made Our Straw Mattress

Yes, we made our mattress. And it's stuffed with straw, like pilgrims. We knew we needed a new bed since Trent's and my loft in the tiny house is smaller than a queen sized mattress. When we started looking at different mattress styles, we learned about Japanese...

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I’m Theresa. My husband Trent and I are building a tiny house for our family of six. Join us as we finish, move in, and set up a homestead!

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