• Living Simply
  • 192 Square Feet: Part 2

    This is part two in a series. The first outlined the first seven months of building and living in a 192 square foot house that would be the first of several tiny structures on a property in Missouri. My first seven months in the cabin felt a bit like camping and they were fantastic! As […]

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  • 192 Square Feet

    A note about writing this. My initial intent was to post a bit about what it’s like to live in a small space but as I worked on that post it occurred to me that for my own purposes I’d like to have a more complete story of this process. I thought it would be […]

  • Ecology
  • Big on Small

    I’m big on small and have been for much of my adult life. Not just small but tiny if at all possible. What might it mean to be small? I’d suggest that we just start by acknowledging our own smallness. We spend much of our lives in a relentless effort to find or create our […]

  • Humanity
  • Alone but not lonely

    I’m going to tell you a story about being alone. Not necessarily lonely, but alone. There’s a difference which we’ll work out as we go. The story starts in a washroom beside a washer and a drier when an 11 year old boy came to the conclusion that he would never have someone to be […]

  • Garden
  • Pigweed!

    Not the prettiest of plants but that’s okay, thenutritional content and taste make up for it!This little grouping is growing very happilyin one of our swales right between our rhubarband blueberry. My new favorite cooked green is a “weed”! As much as I love spinach I don’t grow it that often and when I do […]

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  • Recycled Wood Shelving

    We’ve been wanting to better utilize one of the walls in our bedroom and finally got around to the project during a brief warm spell in January. The goal was rustic shelving that would hold books, satellite modem, and our flat screen. We had a stack of beautifully weathered old cedar wood that had previously […]

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  • Staying Warm

    There’s nothing quite like staying warm in the winter with wood. In the past I tried to cut and split what I needed but with the years my back has gotten increasingly cranky (as has Kaleesha’s). In particular cutting and splitting wood is a task that can easily put us in bed. That said, sometimes it […]