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Jay Shafer Interview Shoot for “Tiny Yellow House” TV (and my Solar Pot Roast)
May 24, 2010, 8:07 pm
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How’s THAT for two completely unrelated things!

Jay Shafer of The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, with Derek Diedricken (author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks...", and THIS blog- duh). This was one of the more serious moments of the episode/interview....

Met with Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company in Boston yesterday, after his seminar on small house building (sold out), and had a blast yackin’ with and yuckin’ it up on camera with the guy for the show (“Tiny Yellow House”- a forthcoming episode on youtube). It was great to find Jay an incredibly friendly person, as well as a real laid back individual who offered up a wealth of tiny house and tiny living knowledge (as you’ll see once we get the segment edited and posted).

We also shot two other episodes of our micro-living show over the weekend. These shows were with myself and my brother, Dustin, hosting, as we explored the islands and cabins of Balch Pond on the Maine and New Hampshire border. What a place! Those episodes will stand as “ghetto-versions” of the show, as we never intended to shoot any material, but after buying a Flip Camera on a whim, hours prior, two really fun, goofy episodes materialized out of the situation. Those Flip Camcorders are GREAT! Especially considering the price- not mega-high-end, mind you, but great for capturing video on the fly. So….don’t expect the work of Felini, but the ideas and lake cabins are all there! Soon….soon….once we get some time to edit.

As for a follow up on my solar cooking expedition with “The Hot Pot” (past blog entry) I ordered from– friggin’ amazing how hot that thing got! The 4 pound pot-roast cooked in about 4-5 hours (more or less the same length it would have taken in a conventional oven), and came out GREAT! Real tender. I’ll be doin’ it again, and messing with other dishes real soon.

Solar-cooked Haggis, anyone?