O'Keefe Build Blitz: Day 2

O'Keefe Build Blitz: Day 2

Yesterday we kicked off our second build morning by finalizing the detailing of our trailer and floor system so that the two were ready to be joined. Maile sealed the edge between the pressure treated undercarriage and the trailer with a sealant and Kevin and Peter installed lifting plates and put rigid foam around the perimeter of the floor system. Then we were ready for the real excitement to begin... Harold then brought the boom truck around and picked up the floor panel with an aluminum bar and three neverending loops. He hoisted the panel over to the trailer and set it into place.

O'Keefe Build Blitz: Day 1

O'Keefe Build Blitz: Day 1

Yesterday was Day 1 of the tiny house build and despite a few setback (there are always setbacks!) we made good progress. We started out the day by leveling the trailer (so fun to do that with John's awesome laser level!) and checking the trailer for square. (Wright Trailers did a great job on this trailer!) We did some tool orientation and safety so we could ensure that we're all on the same page and ready to roll. Then we measured and cut our pressure treated plywood as the undercarriage...

T42 Built-Ins

T42 Built-Ins

We've snuck in a few extra build days for our tiny house T42, working on built-ins, including a set of alternating tread stairs, an entry step with shoe cubbies, a closet that doubles as a walkway for our bedroom, and a riser for the bathroom floor. It's so fun to see our house take shape again! 

Downsizing E-Course Kicks Off in September

Downsizing E-Course Kicks Off in September

If you're ready to take a good look at your Stuff, this e-course is for you. We'll address our relationship with Stuff, discuss needs and wants to figure out what really matters, set priorities, and evaluate our possessions. We'll identify old habits and clutter magnets and tackle problem areas in our homes. Then we'll develop organizational systems and new habits to reduce clutter. And the best part is you'll get to do this with the encouragement of other people who are embarking on a similar journey.

Niche's New Website

Niche's New Website

Niche has a new website! In the fall of 2011, I created my blog This Is The Little Life to share vignettes about living big in small spaces. A year and a half later, I created my company Niche Consulting so I could help others through sustainable design consulting. This summer I hired my friends Casey and Eli to guide me in consolidating the two websites to make a shiny new website. We hope you like it!