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.

 

We have reduced the price on Space to $22,000 pus HST and would love some one to enjoy it for the summer.

It's at Safeguard Chimney and tove at the moment - 12171 Hwy 3 - just outside Lunenburg past Spectacle Lake so you should pop by and take a look.

Perfect for summer sleeping quarters for extra guest and then an office, escape zone, meditation space, or play room.

Yes, the roof is a fantastic deck!

check out more pictures on the gallery page and all the specs on the for sale page

give us a call and we can talk tiny houses!

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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!

We build our tiny shelters in three phases. At the end of phase 1 it looks finished from the outside but the inside is empty. At the end of phase 2 the walls. ceiling, and floors are in, with all the insulation, in-wall electrical, and the plumbing roughed in. Then phase 3 - the cabinetry, trim and details all the way to finished. Today we wrapped up phase 2 for Tiny Tiger with the last of the plumbing work done.

Here are the two water tanks - the freshwater one installed next to the panel that will hold all the components for the solar system with batteries below. The grey water tank installed next to the Precision Temp on demand hot water heater in the bathroom.

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Everything looks so tidy and neat - and most of their work will be hidden by the cabinetry so we just wanted to let people see what a great job Kuno from Green Lizard does with the electric and photovoltaics, and Mark, Wade and Robert from Dalton Jodrey Plumbing for all their plumbing work. We say it every time but it really is great to work with people who are great at their jobs and are always ready to help us, listen to our crazy ideas, improve on them, and then make them a reality.

Next week we will start on the cabinetry, trim and finishing details. How about that cork flooring, it feels great underfoot.

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As we dig out from another snowstorm, the second big one in three days, we are sharing with you a lovely video made by Exploring Alternatives all about Dawn's tiny house and her tiny house life. So click here and be transported to summer!

And here's what it looks like at our place, we are getting bundled up to do some more shoveling!

We have been very busy, and at this stage of the build things really take giant steps.

The insulation is done - for this we fill the wall cavities with fiberglass insulation and then add a layer of rigid foam insulation that tightens up the gaps and adds a thermal break.

Over Christmas we prepped all the wall wood - this involves getting the workshop nice and warm with a big fire in the wood stove, sanding everything, then painting (ceiling) or applying a clear finish (walls). We try to get two coats on before installation and then do the final coat in place.

James doesn't like working in lofts so we put the ceiling boards in first, then built the loft and the bathroom wall, followed by installation of wall boards. We are about 90% done now.

Kuno (our solar guru) has been in to install some of the wiring for the PV system. Below is a picture of the custom made electronics centre that will house both ac and dc breaker panels, the charge controller, the inverter, and all the fusing. All of this, plus the battery bank will be contained in custom cabinetry. Kuno is amazing - how he can create such an efficient 'mechanical room' in such a small space always wows us.

Our next step is finishing the walls, then we will start on trim around the door and windows. We are waiting for the flooring to arrive, and then that will be installed.

The dogs like to hang out in the tiny house and keep an eye on things - here's Loki doing a quality control inspection.

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Of course we wish for the big stuff first - for peace, kindness, generosity, and equality to be the most common things on earth. For people to stick together, to stand up to hatred, and to be gentle with themselves and others.

As most of you know we do nearly all custom work, we build for clients' dreams, tastes, and needs. Now luckily we have had amazing clients, and we love all the tiny houses we have built. That doesn't mean we don't have things we'd love to build that no one has asked for, yet!

So in no particular order we present some things we'd love to build...

1. Anything on a goose-neck (or fifth wheel) trailer. Now these are popular in the tiny house world, it's just we haven't had one commissioned. We love the idea of no loft, and there are lots of clever design ideas for single level living. This photo is of one of Macy Miller's designs (she has kindly allowed us to use the photo). Her website is http://minimotives.com.

 2. A mobile Sauna.  We are thinking 14-16 feet, towable by a standard SUV, with the space divided to provide a sauna and a changing area. There are wood stoves made for such applications, where the firebox is accessed from the outside, and you could even design it so it could be a bunkie or office in the off-season. Of course, we don't know what the off season is for a sauna - they are great anytime!

3. A floating tiny house. A really gorgeous one - like this picture from an unknown location in Sweden. This would be so fantastic on a lake or in a cove here in Nova Scotia .

4. This cute tiny shelter... we don't know we just love this porch, the roof-line, the proportions. It's a bit more rustic than our normal style, but we just fell for it. Although it's not the most efficient use of space wouldn't it be the best place for guests, for writing, or maybe that sauna!

5. A mobile solar power station. Something towable that can act as a rack for solar panels plus contain all the batteries, charge controllers etc and maybe even a back up generator. This could be towed in anywhere to produce power either short or long term. Maybe something narrow enough that it could be stored in a shipping container or even shipped somewhere.

6. A Meditation Room. - Something we amazing woodwork, maybe tatami floors, sliding shoji screens, clever storage, and a very serene feeling. Or maybe something designed to look like the interior of a yacht with teak and holly floors and built in bunks.

Our next building slot opening is May 2017, so if any of these ideas excite you, or you have some clever designs of your own please get in touch.

Happy 2017 from Full Moon Tiny Shelters.

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