Legalities: The Final Battle

Last time, I detailed my efforts at attempting to prepare the bus for recognition by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) as a Motor Home.  Now the final act. I spent the time to remove most unnecessary material from the… Continue Reading →

Legalities: Part 3

Last time I talked briefly about the requirements to register my school bus as a motor home in Arizona. First, any vehicle with seating for 14 persons or more is automatically classified as a commercial vehicle.  This comes in to… Continue Reading →

Legalities, Part 2

After some unexpected suggestions from a friend to evaluate the “Policy Requirements” as a “Minimum Set” rather than “Finished set” of conditions, I realized that I might have the opportunity to make some progress. So, lets look at these: First… Continue Reading →

ISDC 2017 – St Louis, Here I Come

I have watched from the distance each year as the International Space Development Conference came and went, often with some really great announcements, and visitors.  This year, I submitted an abstract describing my work on “Developing Sustainable Biomes”.  First the… Continue Reading →

Show: Apache Junction Family STEM Day

Another warm day in Arizona.  The Apache Junction Public Library to be specific.  We were invited to come out and display the Tiny Home To Mars for Family STEM Day.  I was able to set up with the Library entrance… Continue Reading →

EarthSeed .5: Full Scale Mobile Space Settlement Analog

On March 20, 2017, I acquired this 84 passenger diesel school bus.  Why for? As my new Mobile Space Settlement Analog. There will be multiple phases in its development:  First to make sure it is mechanically sound.  Second a paint… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Bug-Out Box

This Tiny Home is a prototype Bug-Out Box designed to provide 100% off-grid living, in a self-contained package that can travel.  That’s right, 100 percent off-grid living.  Let’s identify what that means. First, Shelter.  The box is a basic 4×8… Continue Reading →

Waste Processing with a Composting Toilet

One of the challenges of building a Biome that can be self-sustaining is handling wastes.  We’re talking about food wastes, garden wastes, and human wastes of feces and urine.  Any habitat off of the Earth must be able to not… Continue Reading →

2016 South West Maker Faire

A friend turned me on to this annual event in Mesa, Az.  I signed up early, thinking I would finish the tiny home well before the show.  Not.  Though I have made considerable progress of late. I count the exhibit… Continue Reading →

Adjustments …

Slide Out Support Wheels In my original design, I thought it would be cool to have landing-gear style wheels for the slide out to ride on.  They would just drop into position when the section was pulled out, and then… Continue Reading →

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