Author Archives: dirk

About dirk

I'm living in a very small house and documenting my processes and discoveries in the hope that it may be useful to someone else.

How to Make the Most Out of a Small Living Space ( guest post from LuxeDecor )

How to Make the Most Out of a                    Small Living Space Many urban dwellers reside in small spaces like studios and apartments. On the other hand, suburbanites often reside in tiny townhomes and cramped condos. Whether you have 500 square … Continue reading

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Long time coming

…and still working…Obviously I still have a long way to go but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about how I want the finished room to function… I’m thinking about seating : Here is my present thinking regarding how to … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough…

the tough start potting Obviously I still have a lot of work to do. I just got the stair treads in and I still have a lot of electrical and plumbing to do but one of the benefits of working … Continue reading

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Installation of Stair Treads

This is a jig that I made to align the stair treads during the assembly process. The steel frame intentionally has a lot of room for adjustment to allow for irregularities in the floor and the walls and any variation … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Progress

A big variety of things are going on right now. Continue reading

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Sanding Stairs and Pondering More Lighting

I’m using parallam beam material for my stair treds. Continue reading

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Lighting, Both Natural and Artificial

Still Looking In an earlier post I was deep in a search for the perfect pendant light fixture. I called this my “fanciful pursuit.” I seem to labor over these fanciful decisions even more than the labor that I put … Continue reading

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Life in the Crawl Space

Its Been a Long Haul… but after many days in the crawl space, I have most of the heating ducts in place. I’m not sure what the inspector wants to see so I haven’t taped the ducts or wrapped them … Continue reading

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Status Report, September 2012

Where things are : In the past people have asked me to clarify the locations of things so I hope that this illustration helps to show where things are on the second floor. This is also an opportunity to give … Continue reading

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Details….details….

I’m working on a lot of different things at the same time. I’m figuring out how to do many of the things that I was unsure of; but then, it seems I often have to move on to something else … Continue reading

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