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  1. New Member Introductions
    Veteran of many DIYs and now so-called retired, except for home-schooling, 3 meals a day and honey do-do-do's. Have an almost, (is it ever really done?) Sea Shed on the back of our property where I escape the TV, endless sports coverage, Zoom meetings, etc. I am now working on getting the...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Greetings folks - I've been researching the possibility of a wood stove in a diy van conversion. This would be for use more as a fireplace than for heat - I'll have an Espar diesel heater to insure good heat. I've found a number of tiny stoves that could work - however, I'm experienced with...
  3. Plumbing
    I hope this belongs in this area. I don't really think it's something others would think is an improvement, but I'm about to try to make a bathtub for our tiny house. In one of my favorite movies from my youth, Blazing Saddles, Gene Wilder was taking a bath in a wooden barrel. That's where I...
  4. Electrical
    I am building a tiny house on my property. It will be located about 360 ft from my service pole. The Electrical company says i have to bury the line. 3500$. What I want to know is, if I can just run the service from my current home 200a service. instead of setting up a whole new metered...
  5. Flooring
    Hello all! My lady and I are building a tiny house out of a retired semi truck trailer. The trailer is 25' x 8' and we are beginning to build the floor frame. Question is; can we use 2x6's (there will be a loft) for the floor frame every 16" on center, and should the 2x6's (or whatever we use)...
  6. Insulation
    Hello all, Is there a rule of thumb on the following? I am building a small free standing structure, about 10' x 12', which I will rent out at as a bedroom from May-early December in southern Maine. One whole wall will be made out of old single pain windows. Is it worth insulating the other...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Does anyone know where I can find small bathtubs? Or Bathtub subtitutes?
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