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WHO SAYS CONSTUCTING YOUR TINY HOME HAS TO BE EXPENSIVE?
‘Was sick all yesterday and the nightbefore, hence no post yesterday….Some kinda stomach bug or food poisoning- I won’t get into details…But I’m back in action now- Well, 75% back.
Anyway, my neighbor and I (Paul LaCivita (the “Disgruntled Neighbor” in my “Tiny Yellow House” youtube videos) are slowly plotting and planning for a treehouse to be built on land adjacent to our homes (my neighbor’s extra plot) for use as a guest house or sorts. This treehome will be heated, insulated, and constructed with a wild variety of salvaged materials of course! In fact, just the other week, we came across a craigslist add from a gent who was giving away huge amounts of lumber. Well, after a quick trip at night in the soaking rain, we came back with a trailer-load of wood- some of it pressure treated, and one or two boards of sixteen foot lengths even! Just goes to show, there’s a ton of free materials out there if you do a little lookin’.
Add this wood to a FREE materials list that now includes…
-One entire living room’s worth of ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD bead-board/wainscotting (eight foot lengths!) that I received from a neighbor who was remodeling. The nail pulling took me about five hours, but the wood is gorgeous- and probably worth quite a bit of money.
-A HUGE double-pane bay window I picked up on the side of the road- it probably cost over $1000 new- easily.
-Several very nice double-paned windows, as well as a large assortment of other randomly sized windows and sashes.
-A six panel pine door- in great shape. We had four in total actually- but have sold three of them- so as to “bank” some money for other expenses in this project.
-One rustic, wooden, windowed, exterior door
-Assorted furniture pieces- including two antique rocking chairs that I fixed up with minimal work.
And lots of other odds and ends….
We won’t get started on the actual construction of this until summer most likely (as I have a ton of other projects on the slate), but assuming all goes as planned (and Paul and I don’t kill each other), I can’t wait to get crackin’ on this .
And yes, I’m sure we’ll eventually film it for an episode of “Tiny Yellow House” on youtube.
Also- we’re looking for some cool, original stained glass window pieces- and we’re willing to trade for them, or trade ad-spots/time in our “Tiny Yellow House” episodes (perhaps, for your stained glass work/etsy site/shop, etc).
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