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Comparing Tuff Shed Barns

Comparing Tuff Shed Barns

Tuff Shed has four barns in the brochure and five different barns on the website. The barns are harder to figure out than the Sundance Series TR-1600 Recreational Building, the one that looks like a two-story farmhouse. That one I just multiplied out the footprint […]

Tuff Shed Upgrades and Options

Tuff Shed Upgrades and Options

It depends on what shed you get, but you don’t get much before the options. Basically, you get a box with one door to get into it. No windows. There is no real option available to finish it inside. You can have them add shelves, […]

Home Depot Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Farmhouse – The New Classic Manor New Day Cabin

Home Depot Sundance TR-1600 2-Story Farmhouse – The New Classic Manor New Day Cabin

We bought the Classic Manor New Day Cabin and finished it inside to make an office and workshop. We love it and we wanted the same thing at our new house, but we couldn’t find it.  We were just at Home Depot again and picked […]

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

We’ve been really happy with nearly everything about our new house. But I hated the shower control. You couldn’t control the temperature and the amount of water separately. When I am taking a hot bath, I want to be able to let just a little […]

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 […]

Want to be a Blogger?

Want to be a Blogger?

I am frequently asked how to be a blogger. The answer really depends on what you want out of it. I’ve been writing for years. I’ve only monetized blogging about a year ago and I am surprised how much money my blogs are generating. Why […]

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 […]