I found a new Vardo built by a archeologist. He didn’t have a name anywhere on his site, but his website can be found at the bottom at the “via” link. He wanted to have a small place that he could stay as he went to the various event and camping trips, torn between a vardo and a tear drop, he decided to go for this type. After about fifty iteration on paper, he finally came up with the design that you see here today.
I can’t believe how close we are getting to the conference, this is something that we have been working on for so long and in a few short months we’ll be gathering in Charlotte.
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For those of you who haven’t heard about the conference we are gathering in Charlotte for what will be the biggest gathering of tiny house folks and tiny houses to date. So far we have 6 tiny houses going to be at the event with more to come, we have 12 speakers and a lot of exciting talks and hands on sessions.
I found this video that shows a family that lives in an old converted street car. Over a decade, Claudine raise three boys in this tiny 400ish square foot house that was originally a 1920′s street car from Santa Cruz. Originally only having one bedroom, as the family grew, so did the house. They built a tree house and then a cob hut to allow their children to have a bit more space. It is interesting because the owner is working with the city to get her home legal. Lots of great commentary on this topic.
Today I did a quick video of some of the tools I have on hand to build my Tiny House. These certainly isn’t all of them, but they are the main players. I will do an update after I am done building the house to talk about what I used, what I didn’t use a lot, what tools I needed to get along the way, etc.
I have been buying tools gradually for about 3 years now and paying with cash. It’s worth noting that I use these tools for my job (community gardening) to do odd jobs around the garden, so I spent a little more than some people might and I decided to go new vs. used on them because I use them often. All the tools I bought were new, but I shopped around. I did intentionally splurge on my Drill and Impact Driver Set, but I feel like that was money well spent. To date I have spent $1,541 on tools
- Air compressor: $150
- 2 finish nailers and staple gun: $120
- Framing nailer: $180
- Skill Miter Saw: $79
- Clamps- assorted: $125
- Porter Cable Circular saw, Drill, Sawzall, flashlight, two batteries (kit): $129
- DeWalt Drill, Impact Driver, and two batteries- $249
- Jig Saw: $24
- Assorted small hand tools: Estimate $300
- Table Saw: $90
- Drill Bits (various & specilty): $95