Have a little look at the guts of my humble, cone-shaped abode. Enjoy!
Has someone at Domino's been following my blog?
A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).
I've been living in my tipi for almost a month now. Last night, under a chorus of screech owl trills and whinnies, I spent a little time reflecting on some things I've learned about this curious way of living. Enjoy.
I had no idea putting dirt in a box was this difficult.
Pull up a chair and enjoy the view from my back porch. And the smell of fresh manure.
Putting up a big cone made of sticks and canvas isn't really all that challenging. Just maybe start before 7pm on a weekday your first time.
Follow the logic trail in how I came to decide upon living in a canvas cone.
Probably not as exciting as a Louisiana Saturday night, and without an opossum in a sack, but I did kick off my shoes and throw 'em on the floor.
After only a few nights with a wood stove in the tipi, I've become happily addicted to warmth I have to work for.
Holy cow, I just wrote a blog about cleaning. I really am turning into my mother.
Settling on a flooring option for the tipi was pretty simple after coming across an awesome company that was right under my nose the whole time.
I made a hole in the ground, and then decorated it with rocks!
Pretty much everything I own got soaking wet with the Mama Earf's recent rain bender in Virginia. But on the bright side, I got to see the genius behind the tipi structure firsthand.
Protecting against fires has long been important to code officials, builders and homeowners alike. None of us want to see our homes go up in flames or experience the loss and grief associated with fire.
Meet Amelia, Honey, and Tilda — an Ameraucana, Buff Orpington, and Rhode Island Red, respectively. We keep our little flock of three in an Eglu, which has an egg-shaped hen house attached to a wire-enclosed run.
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against "the swinish luxury of the rich," ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.