Tag Archives: Tiny Free House

How to Build a Tiny House

The two most common questions I hear from readers are, how can I build a tiny house and how much does a tiny house cost. Both of these questions are tied together and I’ll answer both in this post. The following is an overview of what you’d need to do to build a tiny house for yourself. […]

Tiny Free House Update

I spent the weekend up at the family farm and was able to finish framing the eaves on my Tiny Free House. The front of the house is now ready for milled pallet boards which will really seal it up but first I need to do some prep work around the other sides of the […]

Tiny Free House Update

It’s a bit ironic that the hardest part of building my tiny free house is making time to actually work on it. Finding free building materials is actually pretty easy compared to scheduling time. This week I took Wednesday off and Julia, Katie and I drove up to the farm so we could take some […]

Tiny Free House featured in The Pavement

A little while back I was contacted by the folks at the Pavement, the free magazine for homeless people in London and Scotland. They wanted to do a story on the Tiny Free House I’m building out of pallets. While my progress has been slow it seems to be attracting some interest from a variety […]

Tiny Free House – Roof is Framed

I took the day off work and took my daughter Katie up to the farm today. She played with Grammie and Pop and I played with my tiny free house. I completed the roof framing and just have the gable walls, loft, wheel wells, and bathroom wall left to frame. But before I get started […]

Tiny Free House Update – Roof Framing Begins

The weather was perfect for working outside this past weekend. It was cool, dry, and overcast. In fact I just beat the rain, which started as we headed home Sunday evening. I’m certain the perfect weather was a big part of why I was able to get as far as I did. I would have […]

Alternate Roof For The Tiny Free House

I stayed up late tonight trying my hand at drawing with Google SketchUp, the free 3D drawing software from Google. It’s pretty cool, you should give it a try. Start by watching the tutorial videos though; they will give you a good idea of how it works. Below are some screen shots and a video […]

Tiny Free House – Walls Half Way Up

I made more progress on my tiny free house over the last two days. I took friday off from work and was able to put in two good days building. I have to say… building with pallets is slow going. It’s tricky to figure out which pallet should go where and then cutting it to […]

New York Times Article on my Tiny Free House

A nice article on the tiny house movement and my tiny free house just got published by the New York Times. Pictured here is Jay and Greg on an Los Angeles freeway while headed south on their border to border tour. Read The Article Now Here I am on my Tiny Free House. Photo credit […]

Tiny Free House Progress – Floor Is Framed, Some Pallet Walls Are Up

I just posted a complete summary of my weekend working on the tiny free house on my project blog. But in a nutshell I spent two days building the floor out of pallets and got some pallets up for the walls. I’m not sure when or if the article will make it to print but […]

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