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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Internet of Things, The Tiny House Webcam

Marc Bilodeau/ Smart Sensors, Tiny House

We live in a time where the average person can purchase kits and sensors to build all sorts of gadgets known as the Internet of Things (IoT). A webcam is no different as it provides communication, collaboration, and security. Part of the overall goal for this tiny house is to create a smart tiny house with modern ideas and concepts focusing on simple, green, and efficient living. Although some would argue

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Finishing (most of) the Interior Walls and Ceiling

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

Since the cold and snow are still here in Southern Maine, tiny house work continues inside. Soon there will be more complicated projects like plumbing, or outside work such as siding when the weather is warmer. Now that the loft closet is complete, and there are several interior walls that do not require inlets from the outside, the Loft, Great Room, and Storage Loft walls can be finished. [photo

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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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Tiny House Insulation – Baby, it’s cold outside!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

With phase one of electricity complete, and the fact that it’s Maine and Winter, it’s time to add insulation throughout the tiny house. Although, I’m still a few steps from adding a vapor barrier and closing up every wall, it will help keep the heat inside while the inside projects continue. Compared to the last task, this one is a walk in the park. [more photos of this process] Overview As

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Tiny House Electricity: Let There Be Light!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, work continues inside. With that said, the first item on the list is electricity. The goal has always been to build an off-grid tiny house. However, I realize that I don’t have decent estimates to size a home solar system correctly. Therefore, the entire electrical system will be completed in three phases. On-Grid Use. First, wire all lights, switches, and electrical

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