Completed House Photos | Tiny House | BF + GF + Little Dog | Inspiration For Myself

Stumbled up on a blog post from a Tiny Home builder that lives in one with his GF and their little dog.  I have bookmarked their blog and will spend more time on it next week.  I have a folder in Evernote that I’m stockpiling tons of ideas as well as what items would make the best fireplace, oven, appliances as well as little details to maximize space.

I like the white painted out look… but I also think this Tiny Home is cute and cozy.

I find this inspiring.  My layout will be different with a bedroom in the back and a loft bed.  You can find my plans for mine below:

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The Tiny House you will see below is pretty cool also.

Today I put money in a jar that will go towards building materials for the frame.  The first big purchase will the the trailer it will sit on.  I am going to build a blog and document the entire journey.



Words + Pictures below are taken from

My comments are in red.


Below you will find a large set of photos of both the interior and exterior of the finished house.

Unlike some other tiny house photos you may see elsewhere on the itnerwebs, these photos have been taken of our house that has now been lived in full-time for over a month by myself, my girlfriend and our small dog. I certainly cleaned and tidied up a lot, but this is what a real lived-in tiny house actually looks like, not a just-finished showroom piece. Enjoy!

1-outside1I want to find some property that I can rent on someone’s larger lot.  Ideally somewhere on Taunton Road in Ajax just west of Westney Rd, where there is a 24hr. Goodlife Fitness, Grocery Store and also a Beer Store.  I would plug in to an existing building like a barn or workshop and be situated behind it facing out into the countryside or forest.  I would want to make a tiny deck that could be removed and it’s movable if I decide to relocate.  I would like to have a simple outdoor kitchen with a quality all season BBQ that will allow me to cook more outside.

Take a peek at the pictures below and see if you could fit into a Tiny House. 

Live with Less and be happy will be my theme for 2014.  My kids will love it.  I’m sure they will call dibs on the loft bedroom.

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Joke | Everyone Needs A Joke


A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, ‘I almost had an affair with another woman.’
The priest said, ‘What do you mean, almost?’
The Irishman said, ‘Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.’
The priest said, ‘Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You’re not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary’s and put $50 in the poor box.’
The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box.
He paused for a moment and then started to leave.
The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, ‘I saw that. You didn’t put any money in the poor box!’
The Irishman replied, ‘Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that’s the same as putting it in!’



My notes:  Rita posted that joke on FB.  Also, don’t stick it in married people.  It will never work out in any way.

My Connection To Ben Howard 20 Years Ago | Just Never Knew It


There is some lyrics I see on Tumblr now and then about a Ben Howard song and I remember where I ‘ve seen something like that before.  More than 20 years ago… I was doodling the same picture.  Well kind of.  It hit me last week when I was going through my images on my computer.

My point.  None really.

Well… Old Pine is awesome.  Plus now in today’s world… I want a Honda Element.  Also, the person from 1990 is no longer with me…  so I will have to find someone when the time is right.  Someone who likes Ben Howard a little or alot would be a nice trait in someone.



Peterborough | Graeme | The Everyday Challenge

Today I was talking to someone about Graeme who is from Peterborough and runs the Tumblr “The Everyday Challenge


I told them I would post a link to his blog from mine.  He joined Couchsurfing and in January… we need to get a Peterborough Meetup over coffee at Nata’s one night or a beer somewhere cozy.

So in January we will get the Meetup on a night that Graeme is free from working and we can set it up.  Hell… we should invite the local Tumblr peeps also.

Anyways… check out his blog and see some of the cool stuff he has done.  Tweet out to him or message him through Tumblr.

It was nice to meet you today.  The book making website I was talking about today was and those little cards I gave you was from

jsdoiTREST Year In Review | 2013


Last year I took some screen capture video of me scrolling through my Tumblr.  Thought it would be fun to do it again this year also.  The quality of the video is not in HD… but you get the point.  It’s neat to see pictures from the year mixed in with the regular “filler pictures”.  You can see movies I’ve watched (not enough) and also the music that I posted.  You can see happy times and also sad times.  I had someone in the past that haunted me.  Overall…. it was a year that just went by.  2014 will be different and better.  I will raise a glass to that!  You can hit my Tumblr here:  jsdoiTREST

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