Settling into Barnardsville

Settling into Barnardsville

It took 8 months but I finally feel settled into my new homestead in Barnardsville, NC. Since May I have dropped trees, cleared an old logging road, set up my outdoor bed, flattened the cabin and outdoor kitchen site, set the new locust posts, set up a yurt workshop,...
How to Move a Modular Cabin in Just 4 Days

How to Move a Modular Cabin in Just 4 Days

Two and a half years ago I built a tiny modular cabin knowing full well that I would have to take it apart and move it one day. Well that day has come. Fortunately, I am moving my cabin to an absolutely dreamy spot on the side of a mountain in Barnardsville, 20 miles...

Almost Home

Last weekend I had a very successful work party that saw the floor of my cabin going down and the walls going up in one day. The community spirit present on that day was amazing. Thank you all for your help! A few days later a smaller crew helped lift the very heavy...

My 8×12 Portable Cabin

I am a week away from raising my tiny cabin. I’ve been scavenging materials all summer and framing out the wall panels for the last few weeks. Once I put the exterior sheathing on I can do the trial run assembly in the warehouse where I’ve been building...

Building Roots

I’ve just finished the first in a hopefully long series of projects aimed at setting down roots in my new home of Asheville, NC. Where did I start? with a bed, of course. I’ve always wanted an outdoor bed and now I live in a place where I can sleep outside...

The World Gets Smaller

I’ve just moved into my smallest living space yet. It’s interior dimensions are 7.5 by 7.5 feet for a spacious 56 square feet of personal space. I built a loft that folds up to give me more daytime workspace and installed an indoor propane heater to enable...