Week 2 update

Day 10

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Measuring to see if we’ll be able to get my house out once it’s built. Suddenly occurred to us it would be good to check this ahead of time!
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The ubiquitous Texas pickup is pretty useful for some stuff. Good thing Pops doesn’t mind his getting a little scuffed.

 

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Plastics trip definitely a success. Someone at the warehouse had messed up and cut a bunch of sheets in half which they were more than happy to get rid of at 75% off. Perfect to protect the underside of our trailer from road debris plus tons left over for other projects like the solar air furnace. Jackpot!

Day 11

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Week 1 update

We’re busy busy busy and fast approaching 10% done time-wise without being 10% done with the work!… So, blog updates are going to be mostly pictures for a while as that’s faster than typing. More wordy posts if and when I can manage them. For now:

Day 1

Tiny house gets a name, the Carriage House, and a front door sign. Carriage House Antiques was the name of my grandparents’ (Mimi and Papa’s) antiques business, now also the name of our tiny house business.

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Whisky isn’t quite sure what to do with scorpions…

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Day 2

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Arrival at the build site and past week update

So, Whisky and I rolled into Austin last night and today we’re officially getting started on the build. Can’t believe we’re finally here (time to start) and definitely glad to be back here (Texas)!

Yes, this is a pic from the front row of a Willie Nelson concert. Turns out growing up in the UK has several benefits, chief among them that no one knows who Willie is so you can get awesome seats when he plays there!
Yes, this is a pic from the front row of a Willie Nelson concert. Turns out growing up in the UK has several benefits, chief among them that no one knows who Willie is so you can get awesome seats when he plays there!

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