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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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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A Tiny House Couch, Bed, and Extra Storage

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

In every tiny house there seems to be a couch either permanently attached to a wall or a moveable piece of furniture. Naturally, this largely depends on the layout of the tiny house. It’s like a tiny house isn’t complete without some kind of seating. However, it would be nice to accommodate another person when the need arises. Unfortunately, there isn’t space for another

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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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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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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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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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