The Past, the Present, and the Future: My Tiny House

Today I stood on the stoop of our tiny kitchen, looking out at the other two Bauwagen (or trailers, gah, I still feel uncomfortable using that word) that make up our home, and had a moment of wonder. How far we’ve come! How much has changed! Look at that shed!  Look at that lawn!  And […]

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and then we had a kitchen and life was suddenly all marshmellows and cartwheels

The kitchen is done.  Almost.  Minus a sink, but who needs a sink when you, after three years without, suddenly have a stove with an oven for baking?!  And a table!  You probably have never imagined your life without either of those things, but I am here to tell you that you probably underestimate their […]

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fall nesting

There is so much to do. Don’t people usually start cleaning in spring? That’s all wrong. As soon as fall’s chilly little tendrils start to work their way into the air I start rearranging things, decluttering, nesting. Bunkering down for winter. When spring arrives I’m too busy sitting in the sun to care about what […]

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click clack gorilla on tiny yellow house tv

Oo la la!  A video that we filmed almost three years ago about my Wagen and renovating it and how I dumpster dived the hell out of the building supply store.  Deek of the blog relaxshacks and the book Humble Homes, Simple Shacks turned that footage (with help from some other excellent folks whose names […]

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while we’re looking at old photos…a little tiny house nostalgia

The very first tiny house I ever inhabited. All thanks to encouragement from a friend at just the right moment.  Here you can read about how I decided to move into this adorable blue shoe.  Oh, and if you’re wondering what the hell a Wagenplatz is, I explain it in detail here and here.  (Hint: […]

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ticks and lice and everything nice

Life with a Gorilla. Already got the grooming down. And when she’s finished picking bugs out of his hair she usually gives him a big kiss, which looks a lot like biting his nose off. And now, another day in the life of Click Clack… Around six a.m. Pickles begins to stir. She nurses and […]

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white to brown to green

It won’t be long now until we’re running around giddy with short sleeves.  The snow has melted.  Mud season is upon us.  Goodbye, snow.  Goodbye, winter!  Good riddance. As soon as the mud is gone we can haul our new Wagen here.  Then the Franken-building can begin.  Oo la la.  I still get all drooly […]

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wagen feng shui

Looking at these pictures—taken of our Wagen just after Baby Pickles was born (i.e. almost exactly one year ago)—has led my brain into a feng shui ramble.  I’ve always hated that word.  Poor word.  It isn’t feng shui’s fault that I associate the term with the flakiest of the flaky hippies. But at the same […]

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new year! new wagen!

I’ve called wolf on it twice, but this time it is serious: we finally found a third Wagen. Hallelujah glory glory. That is it! Woooo! Originally, we were going to buy a friend’s Wagen. This one. Then we changed our minds. I can’t even remember why. Then we were going to buy a larger one […]

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