First - thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat at The Guy Show - over 15,000 of you! It was a fun weekend, and we certainly met lots of new tiny house enthusiasts.

Air Force 1 is getting near to completion and here's a fun challenge...

Our client wants a table and chairs for occasional use - so we came up with this couch with a hideaway place for chairs in the ends. When they want to use them they open the hinged end doors, then get the legs from the centre drawer - and voila chairs! The table comes apart, too - so it is all hidden away until they need it. Plus the whole couch is on casters so it can be moved around as needed.

Custom cushions are being made - and it was such fun to find a way to make everything fit! We love design challenges.

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We've never done this before so we have no idea what to expect. The organizers of The Guy Show at the Halifax Exhibition Center invited us and we thought - well why not?

'Space' will be there to see - and is for sale so you can have it delivered next week if you'd like. There will be lots of information as well as pictures, plans, and lots of tiny house talk. To date we have built live in shelters, yoga studios, weekend retreats, hunting cabins, home offices, and even a sauna - so come by and chat about what project we can build for you.

There will also be lots of other exhibits - from distilleries and craft beer, food, a skydiving company, and many others. It's for everyone - don't be put off by the name...

Their website - to see what is happening is here

November 10, 2017 - 12:00 pm (noon) - 9:00 pm
November 11, 2017 - 12:00 pm (noon) - 9:00 pm (2 for 1 admission after 6:00 pm) 
November 12, 2017 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Directions are on the website - and also a list of exhibitors etc etc

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Look forward to seeing you this weekend in Halifax!

Let's face it - summer is busy. We are building, sailing, growing vegetables, swimming, and trying to get as much sun as possible during the short summer months. The blogs seems to slide down the priority list - but now fall is here and we are busy watching the leaves fall, the squirrels are busy, the dog got sprayed by a skunk, and it's time to catch up.

Air Force 1 is coming together. The exterior is complete, all the wiring and plumbing is roughed in, the walls and ceilings are insulated and the pine boards installed.

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The floor went down. and the interior cabinetry is taking shape. There are walnut counter tops under construction, and there is a guest bed that will slide under the raised floor. A cool movable couch that will contain dining room chairs is in the planning stage ( 3am inspiration is coming!).

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The cat likes to hide under the trailer and then leap out at the unsuspecting.

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We had our winter build lined up, and then the client had toback out - so hopefully one of the others will step in. But if you have a design ready to go we have a rare opening in our schedule and you should call James right now on 902 277 0862.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all our friends, clients, and anyone who follows our adventures.

 

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Phase One is complete - this means the roof is on, the windows are in, the door is installed, and the exterior trim and siding is complete. Now we move inside - where the electrical wiring has been roughed in, and the plumbers are roughing in the pipes and tanks. Then we will start insulating and getting the walls and ceiling prepped for installation. The exterior looks great - the colour combination of the blue and white is very crisp looking.

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We are cruising along with great sunny weather and long summer days.

The structure is up, the roof is on, the windows and door are in, and we have the corner boards on. Siding will be going on next, and then we move inside.

Inside the raised floor skeleton is built - and now the windows seem in just the right place. The raised floor will have water tanks under neath at one end and have storage and a guest bed hidden under the other end. This stage doesn't photograph that well - but you'll be able to see what we have done.

Once inside we'll get the electrical and plumbing rough ins, the insulation in the the walls and ceiling in... lots to do and there will be more pictures soon.

Sorry I couldn't resist the pun.. I wont keep doing that, I promise!

Beautiful weather for building a tiny hose and we are off to a great start on the new build.

The walls are flying up (oops, sorry another air force pun) and we will start sheathing soon.

If you are thinking "gosh I'd love a tiny hose for next summer" now is the time to talk to us as we fill the over the winter build slot. Don't let another summer go by without your very own tiny shelter - give us a call or email and we can start designing your dream.

 

well gosh it's been a while - but we've busy finishing Tiny Tiger Retreat, getting the boat in the water, and introducing more bees to the property.

Tiny Tiger has been a super project, and the first one we've done where didn't meet the client until a few weeks ago! We have been email pen pals for the last year and it's been a fantastic experience. It takes a lot of trust and a certain leap of faith to do everything on line but we are really happy with how it has turned out and when we met it was like meeting an old friend!

Here are few pictures, and you can go to the gallery page for even more.

Tiny Tiger will be leaving for a new home soon, and the trailer for our next build (AirForce1) arrives on Friday, so we will post on that build starting next week.

Space has been sitting patiently waiting for spring and with the warmer weather and sunshine now is the time to snap her up and take her home.

Go take a look at - she's at Safeguard Chimney Sweep and Stoves, 12171 Hwy3, Spectacle Lakes. This is just outside Lunenburg on the way to Bridagewater. The good people at Safeguard have installed all the stoves for our tiny houses and have been kind enough to let us park Space by their shop. While you are there you should absolutely go in and buy a wood stove or a barbeque - or both! The best plan would be to set yourself up for summer by buying Space and a barbeque.

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Harmony House is for sale. Dawn is moving on to new adventures and Harmony House needs a new owner. See below for the poster and information sheet. Go to our gallery page for more pictures.

Harmony House was our very first build and we would love to see her find a great home!

IMPORTANT - This is a private sale - please direct any inquiries, questions, and viewing desires to Dawn Higgins. phone  902 298-0199 or email  000dawn@gmail.com

Harmony House General Specs:

  • 8’x23’ house footprint (8’x20’ CSA certified trailer)

  • Dual-capable water systems cs(tank and/or permanent water connection)

  • Dual-capable electrics (plug into grid/generator or solar panels)

  • Metal roof

  • Off grid (12v, 500w solar array charging a 670Ah (8kwh) battery bank through

    a 45A MPPT charge controller using a 1 KW/120V AC pure sign wave inverter to convert DC to AC.)

  • Morsø wood stove

  • Nature’s Head composting toilet

  • Precision Temp 4-season on-demand hot water heater (propane)

  • 3-burner stove-top & oven (propane)

  • 12vdc under-counter bar fridge

  • Lots of in-floor storage

  • Sleeping Loft

  • High quality Marvin french doors

  • Stainless steel potable water tank

  • Registered Camper Trailer plates

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As we wait impatiently for spring (we got more snow last night and that's not funny!), and work on the little details of Tiny Tiger's interior we thought it would be a good time to introduce our next build. This one will be on a 24ft goose neck trailer. (Yes, one of James' wish list items!)

The design work is about 90% done, undoubtedly some details will change, and the colours are not set in stone, but it is close.

The raised sleeping area means no loft, and we have raised the floor in the kitchen and bath end to provide access to utilities from outside and create under floor storage and a guest bed. This is a fantastic use of space, not shown is the amazingly clever table that will drop down from the ceiling when needed. (James is working on this!) The building will begin towards the end of May, so there is plenty of time to work out the details.

 

Thanks to Kay Ennis for her great sketch-up work, and to Wayne and Stefanie from Linkletter's Welding Ltd who undertook the design of the goose neck especially for this build.

As for the name - the client is in the Air Force, so obviously we started to use this as our working name, then much to our delight she, too, had been thinking of this as a name - well it was obviously meant to be!