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.

My Retirement May be a Rebirth

I accidentally stayed pretty busy as an independent designer. Mind you I applied for full time jobs but it’s like they knew I didn’t really want it. (and at this point I think I’m too old to be given actual consideration.) Continue reading

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There’s only one thing I like about the “tiny house movement.”

It’s not a movement. It’s actually a sign. It’s a sign that people are not necessarily confined to “the norm” or some idealized concept of home and also that trailers are finally getting the respect that they always deserved. Historically … Continue reading

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Past and Present

I’ve been spending ridiculous amounts of time on Instagram. Please check it. I like the immediacy of it. My goal this year (in addition to the continuing work on my house) is to update my various forms of social media … 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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