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Visiting: Autumn Farm, Bega

October 13, 2014 | Beekeeping, Building, Milkwood Farm, Natural Building, Permaculture, Rambling + Adventures | 7 comments | Author:

While we were down Bega way at the South East Permaculture Convergence recently, Ashar and I got a chance to hang with my friend Annie at her family’s little patch of paradise, Autumn Farm. Autumn Farm prettymuch sums up simple … Continued

Potting a pathway to abundance

January 29, 2013 | Building, Gardening, Natural Building, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 11 comments | Author:

When we moved in to the tiny house last August, our design plans for our edible courtyard were vast, and immediate. It would be a riot of color and flavor in no time – citrus trees ripening in the microclimate … Continued

Our Tiny House makes the news

January 17, 2013 | Building, Natural Building | 21 comments | Author:

Reading about our kitchen, in our kitchen. Kinda spooky, but mostly fun! We’re tickled to announce that the Milkwood Tiny House is featured in the latest edition of Green Lifestyle Magazine… get it while it’s hot! As many of you … Continued

A weekend at the Tiny House

December 17, 2012 | Milkwood Farm | 16 comments | Author:

I am pleasedĀ  to announce that we have, 4 months after moving in, finally spend a whole weekend at the Tiny House. And it was beautiful. Stand by for pics (I’ve tried to offset their normality by framing them as … Continued

Tiny house from the outside

September 2, 2012 | Building, Natural Building | 17 comments | Author:

In response to requests, here’s a couple of pics of the outside of our recently moved-into tinyhouse at Milkwood Farm. The outside is not quite as finished as the inside just yet, in true owner-builder style. But let’s focus on … Continued

We’re in the Tinyhouse. And it is awesome.

August 19, 2012 | Building, Natural Building | 42 comments | Author:

What can I say. It took over 5 years to build, but we’re finally in. I am so happy that the thrown-together interior decor, yes even that lampshade, doesn’t bother me in the slightest. Would we do it all again? … Continued

Inside-outside woodbox for the tinyhouse

August 10, 2012 | Building, Natural Building | 13 comments | Author:

The inside-outside woodbox for the tinyhouse is competed and now awaits filling! Now we can simply add firewood via the little, purpose-built external door, and open it from the inside, right next to the woodstove. Yay for easy heat and … Continued

Solar Power at Milkwood Farm, V.2

August 1, 2012 | Solar Power | 8 comments | Author:

Milkwood Farm is now officially 100% solar powered. Yay! 12 CIS solar panels are now affixed to the roof of the top shed and turning sunlight into goodness for power tools and light, as we approach the move-in date for … Continued

Tinyhouse build: we’re nearly there…

July 22, 2012 | Building, Natural Building | 35 comments | Author:

Despite saying these words for the last year or so, this time I mean it. We’re nearly there. 5 years of planning, building, learning, dumpster diving, salvaging, making, wishing, waiting, thinking, re-thinking, improvising, budgeting, re-budgeting and hammering later… we’re about … Continued

Talking tiny houses with the Telegraph

April 10, 2012 | Building, Natural Building | 6 comments | Author:

So about 5 months ago we got interviewed about the process of building a very small house… and last weekend the resulting article finally made it to the paper. Apparently we’re part of a ‘backlash’… I just thought we were … Continued

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