My claim of owning the first greenhouse-enclosed tiny home in the United States has received pushback that it is a) not tiny, and b) not the first. This spurred a conversation about the definition of both “tiny” and “home.” Should the use of the term “tiny home” be defined only in legal terms per the International Residential Code and/or local building codes? Or, is a … Continue reading What is a Tiny Home?
Lighting plays a subtle, but critical, role in the quality of life within and around a home. I’ve lived in places where there was so little natural light that I had to use electric lights even during the day. Or where there was inadequate light, like in the kitchen, for the task at hand. Having built a few homes before this, I was familiar with … Continue reading Lighting the Greenhouse
Now that I have my building permit work can start as soon as the excavation contractor is available. That means there will finally be regular action on site to begin posting videos on YouTube. This weekend I put together the introductory video. I have no experience with anything audio or video production-related so it has been a steep learning curve. Let me know your thoughts … Continue reading Preparing to go live
What is this blog about? This blog is about my process to design, build, and then live in a tiny home inside a greenhouse. Private homes inside a greenhouse that are lived in full-time are still fairly rare in the world. To the best of my research I found only a handful – Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, and Germany. There was also a temporary prototype … Continue reading Future of this site
First order of business was selecting the right piece of land that would support my project. I was looking only on this little island so was limited by the property that was available at the time. Fortunately I found this lot early enough pre-Covid to be able to make the offer before it was snapped up in the Covid frenzy. The lot had been 2nd … Continue reading My site plan