Tiny House Stairs and Storage

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

One of the most time consuming projects to date is the tiny house stairs. At first, it seems fairly straightforward to put together a staircase. As long as I know the depth, height, and width of each stair, it should all come together without a hitch. Right? These tiny house stairs serve two purposes. The first one is obvious. It provides a means to get

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300 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

300 hours of construction! With that, another 100 hour milestone in the books. This time it took 4 months to reach it, unlike 3 months for the 100 hours and 200 hours milestones. Regardless, progress continues and more TO-DOs are being crossed off the list. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during the cold months of Maine. With the exception of one inlet, all work

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Tiny House Closet: The Loft Closet and Storage Shelves

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Storage is important, and efficient storage is paramount. Shelves, closet space, drawers, and cabinets can provide unique solutions in a tiny house. However, tiny houses mean tiny spaces. Therefore, careful planning is critical to determine what’s best for a persons needs. [photo album] First, Planning! Planning storage needs and where to put the storage requires a lot of thought. It means asking yourself questions, hashing out ideas,

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Neurio + Tiny House Electricity: Measure all the Usage!

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Product Reviews, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

It’s wonderful to have electricity in the tiny house. Even better with insulation and a portable heater. However, this is far from the goal of an off-grid tiny house. To get me one step closer toward that goal, I’ll install a neurio sensor that measures watt-hours in real-time. Now I can tackle phase 2 of the overall electrical work. [photo album] What is Phase 2? Phase 2 actually is two tiny house

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200 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

200 hours, wow! How time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like a few days ago that I posted a recap of the first 100 hours of construction. In reality, it was three months ago, and this tiny house project just passed the 200 hours milestone. Regardless, everything is progressing at a steady pace. Each moment is exciting and continues to be a learning experience. Continuing the

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Preparing to Work Inside the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

As the outside of the tiny house is almost complete, I’m beginning to plan for inside projects such as electrical and plumbing. There is much to do in those systems. However, the inside must be ready first. Before any inside work starts, there are a few things to do and double check. Will everything fit as planned? Framing the fenders Add threaded rods for more stability Does the inside leak?

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100 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Last week marks the first 100 hours of construction. So far, everything is progressing nicely and every moment working on the tiny house is fun and a learning experience to say the least. It wasn’t that long ago when the first hour of construction began. Since then, it’s been a steady race to finish the exterior and beat the winter weather of Maine. The Beginning As with any idea,

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Trailers, the Tiny Home Foundation

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Tiny House

The trailer is here and construction can commence. Even though it seems simple to “buy a trailer”, such a decision should not be taken lightly. After all, trailers are the foundation of a tiny house on wheels (THOW). Types of Trailers The first type is a standard equipment trailer. These trailers haul larger loads such as vehicles or construction materials. Although this works and may cost less,

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A Rough Layout of My Tiny Home

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Tiny House

I’ve been thinking about the layout of my tiny home. As you think about it, you mentally keep adding more stuff to the list. You start to wonder how you will fit everything into your tiny home. So I decided to start by creating a rough layout. Although I call this rough, it still required a lot of thought and plenty of YouTube videos and

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