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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 →

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 →

The Slide-Out: The Garden, part II

The Toilet My toilet is of the composting variety … i.e. it will take my kitchen and solid wastes and turn them into fertilizer.  But it will still be a toilet.  It needs a seat, and support … oh and… Continue Reading →

The Slide-out: The Garden

New Years is over!  Another year.  ungh!  Onward!! Most readers might assume that, except for the fish pond in the floor, the accoutrements presented thus far resemble most any tiny home built to date.  However, it is with the Slide-Out… Continue Reading →

More Interior …

Wall Coverings With the counters, shelves, and murphy bed frame in place, It was time to place the wall covering.  I used a roll of indoor-outdoor carpeting that was stapled to the studs, followed by trim pieces to give it… Continue Reading →

Insulation

With winter in full swing, getting the insulation in place became reaaaaalllly important.  I was already too late, but pushing onward.  I had acquired several sheets of 4′ x 8′ 3/4″ styrofoam panels.  I found that if I doubled them… Continue Reading →

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