700 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

700 hours of construction! Wow! It’s been a little over four months since crossing the 600 hours milestone. The majority of the last 100 hours has been during the summer and into the fall months of Maine. The weather was very good, with bouts of heat and humidity during the middle summer months. Otherwise, perfect for outdoor activities before and after the hottest parts of

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Propane: Now we’re cooking with gas!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

There are some major milestones that make the tiny house feel like a home. The plumbing, eating area, couch, and kitchen are some of those milestones. However, having propane to heat water and cook takes that feeling to the next level. I’ve certainly enjoyed the many do-it-yourself projects in this tiny house. My goal is to do as much as possible with my father

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Internet Access from the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Planning, Tiny House

Although not impossible, it’s becoming more difficult to live without the Internet. Today, it’s fully integrated into socializing, shopping, learning, entertainment, and much more. As of 2018, over half of the world has access to the Internet. However, a tiny house has some challenges due to their legal status. Regardless, there are several options available to access the Internet from the comfort of a tiny

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600 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

600 hours of construction! It’s been five months since crossing the 500 hours milestone. The majority of the last 100 hours has been during the winter and spring months of Maine. The weather was favorable until the end of December. It was bone-chilling cold and snowy until early April when everything began to thaw. Thankfully, the majority of the projects happened inside the tiny house.

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Tiny House Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

In Maine, there was a very long cold spell between Christmas through the first week and a half of January. The temperatures (in Fahrenheit) were in the single digits during the day and negative numbers at night. That doesn’t include the windchill. However, something happened during this cold spell that made me rethink my tiny house heating plan. What Happened? My recreational room has

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500 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

500 hours of construction, and another 100 hours in the books. It’s been roughly four months since the last 100 hour milestone has been crossed. During the last 100 hours, projects continue to take longer as we approach the end of the construction phase. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during the autumn and early winter of Maine. The weather has been

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Tiny House Plumbing – Water, Water, Everywhere!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Every area in the tiny house provides its own challenges and sense of accomplishment. However, there are some milestones that feel like a huge leap forward towards completing the build. The first milestone was the roof, then it was the lights. Now, it’s the wonder of tiny house plumbing. There is actual running water! It’s very exciting. It sounds so trivial as we take plumbing

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400 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

400 hours of construction! That’s another 100 hour milestone crossed. It seems very predictable now that a 100 hour milestone happens every 3 to 4 months. During the last 100 hours, projects focus on details and some finish work. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during late spring to late summer in Maine. The weather has been favorable for outside work.

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