Its been a while! We’ve been really busy since January– Erin in grad school and running her biz (www.erinharner.com), Dondi at work, skiing and snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and of course working on putting the finishing touches on our tiny home. Hope you enjoy these pics. Leave a comment if you’d like. . . we love hearing from you!
Hi! Here is a quick update of the progress on our tiny home and our Christmas adventures in Colorado and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Enjoy. . .
Until next time. . . feel free to leave us a comment! We love to hear from you. =)
– Dondi & Erin
We’ve had about 15 requests to post updated photos of our tiny home in the last few days. Why all the buzz??? We moved in! Here are some photos of our recent progress, the move, and us getting all settled in. Enjoy!
So, we are officially moved in but have quite a lot of work left to do. We’ll send more updates and photos soon!
Thanks for reading our blog– we love to read your comments!
-Erin and Dondi
Our tiny home is coming along nicely and we wanted to give you all an update. =)
Putting up the tongue and groove aspen paneling on the walls.
Installing the loft (aka bedroom) and Dondi’s prized hand-hewn aspen post.
Erin sanding the aspen paneling for the ceiling. . . one board at a time.
Dondi taking a break in the (almost) completed loft!
The aspen walls and ceiling are officially done (well almost) and ready for the built-ins.
The closet and office wall install.
Dondi building the stairs to the loft that will also double as our dresser. The drawers will be built sometime soon. . .
Staircase to the loft. . . check! Closet (for all of our clothes, shoes, etc). . . check!
p.s.- if you look closely, you can see the finished flooring!
Until next time. . . leave us a comment if you’d like. We’d love to hear from you!
It’s been an interesting summer between all the forest fires, camping, and traveling. . . and working on our tiny home. More to come on all of our adventures including our trip to Seattle, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Olympics in London. We’ve had several e-mails in the last couple weeks wondering how the “tiny home” is coming so here is a quick update!
The framing is done (well almost)!
Starting on the roof with Dondi, Nick (from Saratoga Springs, NY), and Tyler (from Walden, CO)
We have a roof!
View from the inside. . . all ready for windows.
The windows are in! Our first dinner in the tiny home after a long day of working with Dondi, Nick, Erin, and Sarah.
Plumbing, gas, electric and spray foam insulation are all in– now we’re working on the hardwood floors.
White oak hardwood floors! We’re planning to finish them with Linseed oil and wax to showcase the graining in the wood.
That’s all for now. We’ll send another update soon. Hope you’re having an awesome summer!!!
If you’d like to leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!
To fill you in. . . the first half of 2012 has been nothing short of interesting. Dondi is pretty excited about our tiny home. Its been in the works (the thought at least) since January and we’re finally in the construction phase of the project which started on June 2nd.
Cutting down the 50 foot trailer to 29 feet for the foundation of our “tiny home”.
Dondi welding the trailer.
Erin using the angle grinder to prep the trailer for a fresh coat of paint (this is after 8 hours. . .)
Framing out the floor joists after a fresh coat of paint. Almost ready for decking and then the big floor flip.
Dondi, Erin and Sarah (a friend in FoCo) flipping the 500+ pound floor. . . that was brilliant. Could have used some brute force for help. . . Dondi and 2 girls was just a bad idea but we figured it out.
Erin– helping to set up wall #1.
Framing the wall with a very eery background. Day 2 of the High Park Fire about 15 miles west of Fort Collins that has now burned about 92 square miles of private land and national forest.
Erin scoping out the new composting toilet and 300 gallon water tank. This tiny home is going to be 100% off the grid.
Dondi cutting and laying out rafters for the roof of the tiny home.
Dondi framing out the rafters and contemplating on how to frame out the dormer (aka “bedroom”).
Dondi standing on the ridge beam after a long day of framing up the roof.
The floor plan for our 200 square foot tiny home.
That is all for now. Hope you enjoyed the pics of our new “home”! Until next time, Erin & Dondi
January 14, 2012
Hi everyone and happy holidays to you! I’ve been slacking with posting on the blog. . . its been really busy! Anyway, we’ve had several requests for pics from our Christmas UK trip so here are some of the highlights:
The cottage where we stayed in West Marden, Southern England
Chris (Erin’s mom), Chloe (Erin’s sister), and Dondi at “The Keepers”
A stop in South Harting on Christmas Day where the Collins’ lived for 2 years while in the UK
Erin and Ryan’s old 2 classroom school which is now converted into several housing units
One of the local South Harting pubs “The White Hart Inn”
Christmas lunch (of the 5 course meal variety) at the Royal Oak in Hooksway. . . and yes, we actually knew the owner at the bar from when we lived there
Dondi after his first pub meal of the trip. . . and a great meal it was!
Idsworth Church. . . a really old Church from the 12th century (?) that is still in use today
A visit to Portsmouth to look across and see the Isle of Wight and Southsea Castle- that’s Fred (Erin’s Dad) on the left
Dondi walking the labrynth at Portchester Castle near Portsmouth
Ditcham Park- the school on the hill with the horrible green uniforms that Erin and Ryan went to when we lived in the UK (the second school)
Erin at Ditcham Park
Chichester Cathedral, Chichester- a really old walled city in southern England
The “Round Table” hung on the wall at Winchester Castle
The Golden Lion- a great little pub with and a lovely lunch in Winchester
We took the train from Petersfield to London (about an hour) for the day; went to see Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre
Dondi and Chloe in front of the Tower of London
We took a tour and got to walk in the Tower Bridge- very cool with great views of London!
Erin, Chloe, and Dondi took a 6 mile hike through the South Downs on the public footpaths and bridle-ways
Dondi hiking on the public footpath right through the middle of the farmer’s fields
Walked around the ruins at Cowdray Castle in Midhurst
Visited the New Forest and saw some of the 4,000+ wild ponies
Went to the Beaulieu Motor Museum and saw tons of old cars and the James Bond car collection
Went to visit Kate, Jumbo and the kids Alex, Emily, and Edward for a lovely dinner and fun night- Kate was Ryan and Erin’s childminder after school and we boarded our horses at their farm in East Harting- Jumbo is a sheep farmer with thousands of sheep all over the South Downs and they live in a 1600’s farm house
Overall we had a great trip and were very fortunate to get a last minute invite from Erin’s parents to join them! Good times. =)
We sure hope you enjoyed all the pictures from our trip. Leave us a comment if you’d like! Until next time, Erin and Dondi