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Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob, or the Hagan House is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is at 723 Kentuck Road, Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania, about four miles south of Fallingwater, probably Wright’s most famous house. My cousin just visited Kentuck […]

A-Frame House on the Beach

A-Frame House on the Beach

We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it. This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?   There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides. The house is right […]

Change the Orientation of the Lever Handsets

Change the Orientation of the Lever Handsets

When Cliff installed the door handles, one was upside down. I thought had to buy a different set or learn to live with it. I was wrong. You don’t have to order a right and left with these handle sets. (You do with some.) These […]

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Nature News, a local radio program about what is going on in nature in our area had a field trip on the air this morning. Among things they described along the way is Privet. They weren’t fans. I had just taken a bunch of photos […]

Flood-proof Tiny House: Planning the Location

Flood-proof Tiny House: Planning the Location

Whether you are building a tiny house, play house, workshop or shed on your land, you need to prepare the spot. The first, VERY first step is to make sure your building is not going to flood. Even before you plan the foundation, you need […]

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

This is another origami house you can buy complete and set up anywhere, the Weizhengheng 2 or 3-bedroom Expandable Home.  They call it a container house. This isn’t a house made from a shipping container. It is a partially assembled house kit that is delivered […]

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

The gravel at the log cabin was beginning to look sad. Cliff told me to call around and see how much gravel we need and what it is going to cost. Sounds like an easy project, but it really wasn’t. After I measured the driveway, […]

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

This modified A-frame house is near our new house. The house itself is only 26-feet wide. It was built in 1978. The deck wraps around the front and side of the house. It is big enough to put a table and chairs on and use […]

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

The grass is starting to grow. The daffodils I planted in the field behind the house are blooming. And we are getting some things put away. The grass is starting to grow. You can see a lot of green under the straw. And a lot […]

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

I always seem to end up at Foam & Fabrics Outlet unintentionally. I was on the way back from another appointment when my phone alerted me that HQ was about to start.