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Tools To Build A Tiny House

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

When Ideas Have Sex

This video of Matt Ridley is pretty interesting, a while back I read his book called Genome, which was great! In this video he is showing how human kind has prospered because the exchange of ideas, how we benefit from it.  I couldn’t help but apply this thinking to housing.  The Tiny House Movement is a largely internet-based social/thought movement.  As a cause we have thrived by sharing our ideas about housing, its problems and how Tiny Houses address it.

What do you think?

Tiny House Live: Tools To Build A House

Tonight’s Live Show 6pm Eastern

Tools you will need to build your tiny house

Live video by Ustream

Design Tools For Small Spaces

Tonight’s Show 6pm Eastern

Tonight’s topic will be on design tools for small spaces.

Please go to the Tiny House live section at the top to see these videos.

tiny-house-design

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