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Atlanta, GA: Innovative SCADpads & Mother Nature’s Bald Spot

Twenty minutes outside of Atlanta there’s a perplexing site, one that isn’t quite sure what it’s supposed to be. Is it a national monument? Is it a natural wonder? A historical faux-pas? Or, perhaps a carnival? One thing’s for sure: Stone Mountain is a strange place to hike. Which is exactly what we were doing there at 8am on a Tuesday. The history behind the large rock is tarnished to say the least. At one point it was a favorite meeting place for the Klu Klux…

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Wood Stain

It’s not easy to pick the perfect wood stain, particularly when you are “designing on the fly.” In fact we procrastinated for so long, we had to stain our window trim AFTER it was hung! Once again, defying gravity and making our build just a little more complicated.  Guillaume and I chose redwood for our trim, mostly because it’s a weather-friendly wood that is readily available at Home Depot. Redwood can come in a variety of grades, going from a solid heartwood to a swirly rustic…

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Installing Trailer Fascia Boards

In this video, you’ll see me install the treated wood to the side of the trailer. Let me tell ya: treated wood is haaaaard. And it’s not even nearly as hard as the steel you’re trying to attach it to! I spent quite a while at Home Depot figuring out which screws would be best for this. And let me tell ya something else: good quality screws are expeeeeeensive! THgj building tip: Pre-drill the treated wood and figure out if you need to pre-drill the…

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Leveling The Trailer

The past couple weeks were pretty hectic between boxes, tiny house plans customization and trips to Home Depot. They now know me on a first name basis and are all aware that I have no idea what I’m doing or talking about. Jose at the Pro Desk helped me prepare my first material order. I lumped up a little over $2,500 worth of lumber, plywood, insulation, expanding foam, nails, screws, saw blades and stuff. Before the materials arrived, I had to get the trailer prepared.…

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Tumbleweed Los Angeles Workshop

We had the opportunity to participate in a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop. About 6 weeks ago, we ordered out custom trailer from Tumbleweed, and the delivery date happened to be on the same day they were presenting their workshop. So guess who got to be the bell of the ball on her debut? Our newborn tiny trailer! I can’t tell you enough how helpful it is to attend a workshop presented by someone who has actually built a tumbleweed house. I had already been to…

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