Month: June 2019

  • 20
    Jun

    TINY LIVING – AWARENESS

    AWARENESS. Imagine your own personal “dashboard” for running your life, and near the center is a half-circle dial that controls your awareness. On the left is zero, you’re asleep....

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  • 19
    Jun

    THE LIST

    Here is a list of the steps in a tiny House build, in order.  Find parking. You’ll need legal parking that will allow you to have full hookups and...

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  • 19
    Jun

    INVESTMENT IN THE TINY HOUSE COMMUNITY

    What is the investment potential associated with Tiny Houses? The Market has created a “Perfect Storm” of socio-economic forces which are demanding and creating new alternative solutions to traditional...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Development of Raw, Rural Land

    Each parcel in every county is zoned for a specific number of living units (most often defined by the presence of a kitchen). If you wish to exceed the...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Safety

    I’m making the pitch for safety everywhere in your Tiny House. Build railings for your lofts and ladders and build them to code. I know the codes seem restrictive,...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Toilets

    Toilets are the most tricky adaptation to tiny house lifestyle because the building inspectors are governed by the environmental health codes and in many places cannot approve alternates to...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Water-Resistive Barriers

    All houses need to keep water out of the wall cavity, and all codes require an exterior membrane over the sheathing and behind the siding to achieve this effect....

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  • 19
    Jun

    Wildland Urban Interface WUI

    This is a California Fire requirement that all structures built in or next to designated wild lands must have one hour fire resistive construction. Contact your local building department...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Shower Construction

    I recommend the creation of a one-piece full on waterproof membrane for your shower all the way from the ceiling to the floor, including the floor (if you’re not...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Windows

    I’m recommending low e insulated fiberglass Milgard windows. Pay attention to code requirements for opening sizes (ventilation and egress). Recommend tempering all units. Egress is based on a fireman...

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