My Experience with the Envi Heater

Marc Bilodeau/ Product Reviews, Tiny House

I considered using the Envi Heater as a primary heat source when plans for the tiny house were coming together. In the end, I decided to go with a wall mountable HVAC unit as a primary heat source. Thankfully, it has been running quite well over the past year. However, I have an Envi Heater in the tiny house as a secondary heat source.

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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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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 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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