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September 21, 2016

The great news is that the framing is complete and we have started to sheath. It has been a lot of hard work and a lot of hands to get the walls stood up and squared.

Robin left us last Tuesday with lots of advice and guidance to move forward with so with the help of s...

September 10, 2016

We got started on the mobile live/work unit today. Started in earnest. Robin Hayes of Build Tiny, got in just last night and was up and ready to start working today on the project. 

Like Tiny Houses built on trailers there are several steps to getting from a bare steel...

June 23, 2016

Tomorrow is another milestone. Only a month into working with Kate, my architecture student, and the site plans are all done and ready to be submitted to the City of Minneapolis CPED, Community Planning and Economic Development, (more information about CPED and the Vac...

June 2, 2016

I'm not an architect but I play one in my studio. 

This week, I met with Master of Architecture student Kate Zimmerman about the possibility of coming on board for the design and social engagement aspects of the tiny live/work space. The difficulty with working on a pro...

March 9, 2016

Thank you to the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs for, well...making it rain. 

I was notified March 3rd of last week that I was awarded an Artists in Neighborhood Partnerships  grant that will fund the prototype for the tiny live/work space.  As an artist with debt...

January 1, 2016

It's Christmas break, new year's eve to be exact, and I am emailing two of my life guides (K and B) trying to figure out a plan to ask people for money.  

No doubt, I have been saving my pennies, but I want to build a tiny house and its going to take some mone...

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