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Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet

WIth $40,000 and a vision of living more simply, a California designer builds her ‘forever’ home — a tiny house on wheels Full Story
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Paul B. Showers
One nice thing about the tiny house movement is the individuality it encourages. I've followed the web site and blogs for years now and people seem to be really vastly improving the designs and livability, tailoring them to their own needs. The tiny house in this article is an accessory building providing an individual with some privacy and "me" space. But... with a storage space AND an Airstream to accommodate her additional needs it surely isn't a complete home. It is beautiful, functional and enviable for sure. It just requires a great deal of support spaces as well to really "live" there.
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@Paul B.Showers, I agree. Another advantage of tiny-house building is that it is a great way to get some tool skills, experience in design and construction, and a hands-on education about all the various systems that must come together to create a fully-functional home. As I've said elsewhere, this kind of construction takes a lot of practice to get to the point that you can build a really long-term, fully-liveable space. But it also has the advantage of perhaps convincing some people that DIY building is just not for them -- that their time and their money might be more efficiently spent in a more conventional space, be it large or small. No shame in that; building a dwelling of any size is not as easy as some people might make it look.
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Northeast Gardener's July Checklist

Fire up your garden with sun-loving yellow and red blooms to put you in a party mood for outdoor summer fun Full Story
     Comment   July 21, 2014
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I love all the plants you have shown in this article, but are they deer resistant? We have so much trouble with deer eating the buds and flower heads that we have planted here in the Philadelphia suburbs. They have destroyed the Black-eyed Susans we planted some years ago.
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Thanks Charlotte for this very useful advice from a recent transplant to Vermont from the Caribbean. Your advice on Northeast gardens, as you may well imagine, is always a Godsend for me. lol
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