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Living in a Train Caboose

Living in a Train Caboose

When I was little there was a train caboose in the parking lot of the Crandon Park Zoo in Miami. We loved it. Our parents had to drag us into the zoo. I found a photo of the caboose in the parking lot of the 

String Swing CC29 Guitar Case Racks

String Swing CC29 Guitar Case Racks

There has always been a guitar or two in the living room, but since we moved into the new house, the pile has grown and grown. I have been looking for a way to get the clutter more organized and two String Swing Guitar Case 

Rammed Earth Home

Rammed Earth Home

A mystery I am reading (Exit Wounds by J. A. Jance) has mentioned over and over that the sheriff lives in a new “rammed-earth home” with “thick walls and high ceilings”. It is “pleasantly cool”, despite the over 100 degree weather. I guessed “rammed-earth” was 

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

Comparing the Barn and the Farmhouse from Tuff Shed

The Tuff Shed Sundance Series TR-1600 and the Sundance Series TB-800 can both have two floors. This chart is not complete because the TR-1600 includes two floors and the stairs. The TB-800 only includes one floor. The stairs and second floor are options and will 

This Narrow House is only 3 to 5 Feet Wide

This Narrow House is only 3 to 5 Feet Wide

I came across a book about narrow houses and searched for photos of what they look like inside. I found this house that is only 5-feet wide at one end and 3-feet wide at the other. The house has 46-square-feet of living space. It was 

16 x 16 Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Building

16 x 16 Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Building

This is the Sundance TR-1600 from TuffShed. They are sold at Home Depot. This is the smallest one I’ve seen, only 16′ x 16′. This building is way more than just another shed. The TR-1600 boasts the most usable floor space and cubic square feet 

Granny Flat Zoning Temporary Use Permit

Granny Flat Zoning Temporary Use Permit

Someone I know thought she was going to have to sell their small home and move, so they would have enough space to care for her mother-in-law. Momma was no longer able to care for herself, but their house was too small to move her 

Willow Border and Edging

Willow Border and Edging

Willow borders and edging don’t cost much and make a big difference in how your garden looks. You can find them on Amazon for not a lot and you don’t have to wait till last frost to get started. The March 2021 issue of Country 

Building a Kit Pavilion

Building a Kit Pavilion

Yardistry recommends finding out your local building and city codes, ordinances, neighborhood covenants and height restrictions before you start. The instructions call for basic tools that we already have. I compared the instructions for the different sizes and they are all pretty similar. You will 

Pre-Owned Tiny House with Downstairs Bedroom & 2 Lofts

Pre-Owned Tiny House with Downstairs Bedroom & 2 Lofts

This tiny house just showed up on Facebook Marketplace. It’s different because it has a downstairs bedroom. There are also two lofts. Tiny House If you don’t like the idea of climbing into a loft to go to bed, this may be the tiny house