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Big to Tiny to Small – Now in Paperback

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in blog, Building, Small House Living | 1 comment

The paperback version of Big to Tiny to Small: Selling it All, Moving Away & Buying Land for the Perfect Small House is now available on Amazon.

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Small House Air Conditioner – Using a Mini-split Heat Pump

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in blog, Building, Featured, Silver City, Small House Living | 0 comments

We live in the southwest corner of New Mexico at about 6,000 feet elevation. Our lower latitude combined with higher elevation creates "four gentle seasons", a fact the town tourism website loves to promote.

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Big to Tiny to Small – On Sale Now!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in blog, Building, Small House Living | 0 comments

We are running a promotion to celebrate the release of my first book!

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Small House Design and Why We Chose Small Over Tiny

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in blog, Building, Featured, Small House Living | 2 comments

We have been living in our small house for about 10 months now and there are very few things we would change about it. We feel our success is largely to do with how well we executed the small house design stage.

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Big to Tiny to Small – Our Journey

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in blog, Building, Silver City, Small House Living, Travel | 2 comments

We have been silent for awhile because we have been busy on another project…

We wrote a book! It chronicles the first half of our journey from our big house to our recently completed, perfect, small house. We will release it soon as a Kindle book so it will be downloadable at Amazon. We will post an update here when it is available online, so be sure to subscribe to the blog (using the box in the sidebar) if you would like to be notified.

How one couple radically changed their lives Continue Reading...

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Bear Creek Rd & Attaching the Casings

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in blog, Building, Hiking Adventures | 2 comments

We had a super productive Sunday!  We went grocery shopping, made bacon and chili for the week, cleaned the bathroom, shimmed & spray-foamed the windows, brushed the dogs and went on a big hike.  yee-ha!

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The Finish Work Progresses

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in blog, Building | 0 comments

We visited the lumber store this past Monday and inspected their options for window casing material.  We decided on the 1x6x8 pine (?) and planned to return on Wednesday when their fresh shipment came in.

Wednesday morning, after our coffee rush, Brian purchased the lumber and took it home.  We didn’t get much done that evening because I had a 6pm meeting and Brian wanted to go hiking.

Thursday evening, he cut everything to size, including the final piece of our non-bathroom trim.  We Continue Reading...

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