Nearly there!

Yes, my house is still being built! Slow and steady, as they say. I’ve been accumulating bits and pieces off Craigslist and beyond — sinks and vanities, a bathroom door, a water heater, and so on. The plumbing is about to go in, and the drywall is about to go up! I’ve been sanding recycled…

A (tiny) force to be reckoned with

Hi friends, Well, it’s been one hell of a summer! Since my last update, I’ve (co)facilitated three meetings with community and municipal stakeholders, met many amazing and dedicated partners including a developer with land for a pilot project, conducted a couple of TV and radio interviews (keep your ears open for a CBC series in…

“But where are you going to park it?”

Well, if it isn’t the million dollar question. It’s been just over a month since I launched my Generosity fundraiser, and though it may not look like it from the (lack of) postings, I’ve been working fairly tirelessly at this project. However, I owe you all an update! Here’s what’s been eating up my days:…

Step by step

Hey everyone! I’ve been staying silent the last couple weeks while waiting for a few things to percolate, but it’s time for a quick update: If you’ve seen the front page of today’s North Shore News, then you’ve seen my face staring into the distance, in a frighteningly large sort of way (which is thankfully…

Genero-city

I’m already overwhelmed by the amazing response to my Generosity campaign that I launched just 24 hours ago. I’ve raised $720 from 13 donations, from close friends, old friends, even friends who I have yet to meet! This project is becoming more communal than I could have ever expected, and I am so insanely grateful…

Compost Toilets and a Theory of Social Change

Dear friends, As this project progresses and becomes steadily more ambitious, I am faced with somewhat of a philosophical dilemma: Do I compromise my principles and sacrifice most of my current resources, for potential long-term social benefits? Or do I stick it to the man and do what I want, quicker and cheaper, for the…

Photo updates

I had to share! These are the photos from WestCoast Outbuildings as they’ve been working on my home. Wall’s up, roof’s on!  

And so it begins!

It’s official: FRAMING HAS BEGUN. I’ve delegated this first part of the build (floor, walls, roof) to a company called WestCoast Outbuildings. WCO is a local company that specializes in small dwellings, from tiny homes to off-the-grid modular cabins — they do awesome work, I couldn’t be happier to have my home in such good…

Home in transition

Well hello again, it’s been a while! So sorry for the delay, but it’s been a bit of a mad rush these past few months… Lots to share with you fine folk. Firstly, I’ve been shifting places. January brought a change of scenery. I moved from my beloved Mount Pleasant neighbourhood into my family home…

Home-making 101

Hello friends, family, tiny-house-enthusiasts, and folk who are generally keen to explore an post-capitalist lifestyle, like myself. Welcome to my blog, where I’ll be sharing my very own tiny house story — the highs and the lows, to-dos and to-dont’s. I’m excited to share this process with those who are interested, curious, or perhaps even…