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Six winters in the tiny house

Since this marks the 6th winter living in the tiny house it seemed like some updated interior shots were due. Especially since the house was feeling particularly cozy and tidy today.









Six winters in the tiny house

Since this marks the 6th winter living in the tiny house it seemed like some updated interior shots were due. Especially since the house was feeling particularly cozy and tidy today.









Improved rainwater storage

The original rainwater catchment system for the tiny house was put together rather hastily, and so I  had never been completely satisfied with it. When making our move, it was a great opportunity to install it properly. 
This time we constructed a box that could shed snow with a hinged lid and more fully insulated it with some reclaimed pieces from a friend's stash. This should make it easier to access if the top layer freezes (which has happened on occasion over the past number of winters during extreme cold spells). 
Another design flaw was the intake hose. Originally I just pieced together scraps and suspended it with a bungee. Of course this led to it coming apart... usually in th cold or rain. Now it is one single piece that enters through the side of the box. Nice and snug now. 
There are still a few improvements that I'm considering, such as a metal roof and an entry point to pour boiling water in case of freezing. Still, the last design lasted 5 winters... 
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Morning woods

Morning mist and smoke from one of our many brush piles combine  to create even more stunning woods. One of the benefits of living tiny means we've been able to save up for this breathtaking land. Land to call home.

New shower (finally) installed

After 5 years of sponge bathing the shower is finally complete. This ad hoc tiny home shower system  uses hot water heated in a kettle on the stove, pressurized through a camp shower unit, and sent to the shower head through a military style pull chain. The result is absolutely divine!!! The wooden bathtub is currently getting refurbished, so the pressurizing unit is crammed into the edge of a plastic feed trough. It makes it a little tight in there for the time being, but we'll hopefully solve that when we do our next round of improvements. For now though, just going to enjoy the opportunity for easy rinses. See my post on plumbing for more info on the rainwater catchment and gravity system.... Plumbing updates