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Gary Bute

Introducing Gary Bute of Tiny House Systems

Gary played an important role in helping me design The Tiny Project house — he consulted on some general design ideas and helped formulate an electrical/plumbing plan including wiring diagrams needed for my electrician to make sense of it all. He’s a great guy — extremely knowledgeable and experienced — who continues to seek work helping others to design their tiny houses. If you are in need of some tiny house design consulting, look no further than Gary Bute. For those of you who don’t know, his company is called Tiny House Systems. Here’s a little more about Gary and […]

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Bamboo flooring, plus a bit of plumbing & shower installation

More great progress over the past week or so! The main event was installing the beautiful strand bamboo flooring I got on discount thanks to Green Building Supply. A big thanks as well to Aaron of GBS for time spent showing me how to properly prepare and install the product. Before installing the flooring, I had to put down some red rosin paper over the subfloor sheathing. This provides some moisture resistance and prevents the flooring from squeaking against the wood subfloor underneath. I stapled it into place around the edges and taped each seam so it wouldn’t peel up […]

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Foamy foam foam! (a closed-cell miracle)

This last week was a great one. In preparation for having spray foam installed this weekend, I had a few odds and ends to wrap up before they were forever locked in. I tested all switches and outlets to make sure my electrical system was solid. I also added some blocking to give myself more surface area to screw into when installing kitchen cabinets, shelving, and my wall-mounted bathroom hand sink. Once done I did my best to document the electrical and plumbing systems with the following photos.   The exterior of the house got that much closer to finished […]

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Questions about tiny house plumbing

As I continue to refine my plans and attempt to think of all problems before they arise, and am left with a few hang-ups. One being: How do I winterize my exterior plumbing? And: How should I design to reduce the need/headache for winterization, if I end up living in a climate where cold winters are a reality? I’m still seeking answers to these questions, and would love your input. One thing I am considering is to keep as much of the graywater drainage within the insulated walls, only exiting in the house in one, or maybe two spots. This is […]

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