I am so excited to announce that our geodesic dome struts, which form the triangle framework, are up!!! It looks awesome here!!! A few days before pouring the patio and greenhouse piers, Hardcore helped us move the extremely heavy riser walls and other prebuilt components from where we’ve been storing them in the cage to… Continue reading Dome Raising
We finally finished all the utilities, so we could move our tiny house trailer up to our land! It is so wonderful to live here because it has great views and wonderful trails that we’re finally taking time to explore. The nights are really quiet (except for the yipping coyotes!) and dark (except when the… Continue reading Our Tiny House Trailer on Our Land
We hired a contractor to complete the concrete work for our foundations.
Of all the utilities we need for living on our property, power was the biggest project and took the longest. We began moving dirt for our solar array August 12 after our Temporary Power plans were approved, and turned our power on December 21. We began by grading the pad for the solar array. We’re… Continue reading Power!
Back when we were extending the main water line to our property and rented the mini-excavator, I asked the county’s Environmental Health Department if I could dig the hole for the septic tank. They were quite busy this summer and hadn’t approved or commented on my septic permit yet. They said, yes, we could dig… Continue reading Septic System
We have running water on our property now!
Ground Breaking News: We’re Breaking Ground!
Jon was interviewed about our dome building adventure for an article in the New York Times and then a San Francisco TV station KRON!
Many moons ago, the Army sent me to Ghana for three months (this is me getting on the plane to go home: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6604120). While there, aside from doing Army things, I got a chance to explore a bit of the local cuisine. So when we were pondering our weekly menus recently, I suggested a groundnut… Continue reading West-African-Inspired Peanut Stew
The Sierra Nevada range, and Mammoth Lakes specifically, had record snow! Sometimes the storms would close the highways for days. I love cross country skate skiing on the groomed trails in Mammoth Lakes, so I commuted up there quite a few days this winter. There was even enough snow to ski in the Inyo Mountains… Continue reading Record Snow – Winter 2023