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 what IS there, and there is lots. A safe temporary fence to prevent our little one sperlunking into the dam, which will be extended to encompass the whole courtyard in the next couple of months. A dam full of frogs by night and wild ducks and swallows by day. And a little home.
Immediate to-dos include, but are not limited to: sandpit for Ashar, final coat of lime render for outside, plant kiwi fruit and muscatel grapes to grow up and over the pergola to provide more summer shade, fire pit on upper level, planter boxes outside fence for scarlet runner beans, upgrade fence from temporary location to full courtyard, build a deck over the dam and one or two other small tasks.
Congratulations , what a great job you both have done .I have loved getting your updates . now for the garden !
Great job guys! While the “to do” jobs never really end, there is always time to enjoy what you have acheived so far. Looks just great.
What a beautiful house-and a good size too-who needs an enormous house to clean and heat.
Now the hard work has been finished (HA) you can settle down into spring spent living in your own little tiny creation and know that everything that you see, touch, feel and hear has been toussled by your own hands. Nothing like it! 🙂
Well Done! So Beautiful. Can I suggest some solar powered snake repellers though (as I know, from nasty experience, that having a lovely frog-filled dam near the house attracts our slithering friends and they don’t like being stepped on.) Congratulations again!
It looks amazing! Great work guys, a true inspiration to us all 🙂
Aww…Thanks so much for posting the front, when you have time would love to see the gardens and maybe the back, but only when you are thinking about it. You are sooo talented…enjoy!!!
Oh wow!!!! Just amazing! What a lovely house. I really like it. =>
Lovely! the scratch-coat on the outside is very familiar to us too…
Are you not harvesting water off the pergola? or is that mesh not laserlite?? Love the massive timbers…
So gorgeous, but think seriously about the muscatels. We tried grapes on a pergola and found we had problems with massive amounts of bird poo, rotting fruit and fruit fly (which we couldn’t spray because we’re on tank water). Kiwi fruit are less of a problem because the fruit are larger and tend to hang down, but getting them to cover a large area can be difficult so you may need a few. I eventually settled on an ornamental grape. We still get a layer of mess when the flowers fall but they are huge bee attracters and provide excellent… Read more »
As always, happy to share cuttings if you would like some.
Megan! You are becoming my new font of plantish knowledge – thank you!
Found your site while surfing the net for ideas on how to build a tiny house of my own. As first time owner-build house i’m a little anxious, uncertain if I could do it without any expert help. But having seen your tiny house give me a little confident of what to expect.
It’s looking incredibly beautiful. Well done!
Maybe you can start a worldwide Slow Build movement, modelled on the Slow Food movement :-).
Oh stop it. And thanks.
Inspiring, all we need is a tiny house and a whole lotta love