After a week of rain, snow, hail AND glorious sun in the NW in this first week of spring, I’m pretty much ready for gardening weather.
I’m planning on bringing in some gravel for a little pathway through the yard and creating some garden beds to fill with evergreens and creeping plants. There is something so rewarding about working on a little patch of ground and turning it in to a pretty garden, don’t you think? To get us in the mood for spring gardening, I had my daughter Courtney put together a collage (above) of some favorite spring gardening items. Since it may be a little early perhaps for some of us to actually go outside and garden, maybe you’d like a little inspiration for bringing nature into your home decor or spring fashion to your closet? Whether you are planning to be inside or outside, I hope you have the perfect spring-like weather for your weekend!
This weekend will be rainy, so it’s time to catch up on all those unfinished projects. Speaking of gardening, this weekend- girls trip to Houston for the Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden tour. Melissa, I actually wish I could stay home and paint this weekend, but as an owner of a boutique flower shop I almost always have to work on Saturdays.
Sunny California is supposed to have rain this weekend, but at this very moment all windows and doors are open and fans are circulating nice fresh air.
I love little gardens as they can be gems without spending a fortune or hours and hours of work.
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It might be hard to find the 3 PM plans since they no longer call them by the same names as when I first downloaded them. For anyone who is looking for an affordable, modern style frame for a tiny house, ala Cabin Fever, take a look at the Aston Shed by Yardline and Costco.
The shed weighs about 1,100 lbs, is 9 feet high at the front peak and contains three transom windows and a 64 inch double door. The structure comes delivered pre-cut and includes 2×4 construction, a sold wood floor, pre-hung doors with piano hinges and wall vents.
Costco and Yardline recommend checking your local building codes before ordering and they don’t deliver this particular shed to Florida at this time. Actually, change those barn doors to some glass ones and make sure it’s facing sun and it would not be bad as a studio at all. If you like these, you couldn’t go wrong with these adorable units with lots of glass in front, and a porch. Before you consider using this as a dwelling, a studio, or office where you will spend lots of time, please check into the hazards of treated wood. By the time its manufactured, packaged and shipped, received, unloaded, and placed at sight to acclimate…the outgasing has already come and gone. Most people are familiar with Tuff Shed’s storage sheds and garages, but now the 30-year-old company is designing and manufacturing structures that could be used as tiny homes. The Premier PRO Weekender Ranch can be finished on the interior by the customer to create a more liveable space. Standard options for the structures include additional windows, skylights, vents, anchors and tie downs and custom siding. I like very much if you sent me the tiny houses beautiful model but I am still choosing which one the best for me to made like yr model, thanks so much for yr sending me in regularly. If I had it to do over again, I would build from scratch, using a shed roof style like these.
The bonus is that in the summer, although the bedroom gets much hotter during the day, it also cools down faster at night then the owner-built (by the original owner) main house which stays warmer at night, partly because of the thermal mass of the stucco perhaps. Since I like cold-temperature sleeping (around 50 F), I’m fine with the Tuff shed, expect in the winter I sleep in the main house, because the Tuff shed just costs extra to heat and gets much colder.


Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by USMC0802, Aug 28, 2014. This keeps leaves, water, snow, etc off the wood while allowing convection to draw air from outside to flow over the stacks. This keeps water and snow off the wood while allowing convection to draw air from outside to flow over the stacks.
Sunshine is good for drying but the infra red energy it produces does not significantly heat air. A well designed shed will dry wood as quickly as sun alone by putting the energy to work over all the wood.
Children seem to grow up overnight and before you know it, that cute little freckle-face boy or girl is in their teens and yearning for some independence. A storage shed in the backyard gives teens a little place of their own with some privacy but keeps them close enough for you to keep an eye on what is going on. Your teen will have lots of ideas about what games he or she would like to have in the shed. Teens are also notoriously hungry all the time and sealed bags of chips, pretzels, cookies and crackers are popular choices. While you might prefer contemporary tropical wall decorations or metal outdoor wall art, teens don’t have high expectations for decor, so make it affordable and fun with bean bag chairs, brightly painted hand-me-down furniture, inexpensive posters and retro wall art.
My goal at some point later this spring is to begin work on my very tiny front yard which is currently basically a muddy patch of soil. I wanted to take a picture of it but there was a crowd around it trying to do the same thing :-) LOVELY!!
I’ve put a couple of screen shots of the plans below so you can get an idea what they are like.
I’m intrigued by the question of what to do with the garage door opening: picture window?
Loads of pics and ideas, on some extreme green buildings that would also spark some great tiny house dreams! The front deck shown is not included, but it looks like it might expand the house nicely if you were to build it yourself. I still want to get four, put the porches toward each other and have a garden in the center. Tuff Shed’s speciality structures come in a Modern style and a Weekender style and each of them feature several different sizes (including custom sizes) and options. The Tuff Shed website also includes an interactive chart for choosing your shingle and siding colors. The skylight cracked, and 10 shingles blew off the north facing steep side of the roof within a few years, probably because they never got enough heat for the glue tabs to secure them.
Although I like the gambrel roof and high ceiling on the interior, drywall is not easy to do holding the pieces at an angle up on a ladder.
They provide details plans with these he said can be supplemented with foundation, plumbing and electrical that we *think* can be permitted as a home building plans in Florida.
It may not display this or other websites correctly.You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. The shed is really just a support to hold up a steel roof so I don't have to deal with tarps ripping every year, digging off the snow and ice, etc.
Teens need a fun place to relax and hangout with their friends, listen to music, play games and maybe even do homework or read. Most storage sheds are made of metal or wood and are not wired with electricity so they would be frigidly cold in winter and way too hot in summer. If you set up electricity, a small TV and gaming console can be set up; or you can opt for electric-free options like darts, billiards or ping pong.
Individual serving bags in plastic bins with snap down lids are a good way to go so that bugs and other pests are not attracted to the shed.
Your teen will have lots of ideas about how to decorate and you should give them the freedom to express themselves while offering to help. I snapped that pic this week while strolling through one of my favorite little garden shops, Ravenna Gardens at University Village in Seattle.


I’ve tried and tried and have now blissfully surrendered to the fact that I kill plants. I am going to go to the garden center and get some plants to spruce up my porch planters, I can do that even in the rain, Happy Spring Weekend to you!
You would of course need to insulate and finish it take to make a living space out of the shed it would provide, but seems like an interesting starting point for a tiny house. Since this shed is 320 square feet you will need to check your local requirements before building it. The shed is 10 feet by 7.5 feet and Costco is selling it as a storage shed or as a small office or living space.
The shed will take two people about two days to complete with a hammer, cordless drill and screwdriver.
On the tall front wall, high-end, low-e transom windows and a tempered, full glass residential style door are included.
Each Tuff Shed product is pre-fabricated in a climate controlled environment, and once all the pieces are constructed, they are packaged and delivered to your site where the structure is installed, usually within one day. I do like Tuff Shed’s residential door option, which we did not get in our Handi-House (may have been an option but we took something in stock that met all of our needs, otherwise).
Because the bedroom Tuff shed addition is R11, with no floor insulation except a thin rubber sheet above the OSB on the floor and below the Pergo, the room is freezing in the winter, and I don’t sleep there.
They're going to be holding the outward pressure of the stacks and tie the 4x4 posts together.
Some (maybe not most) aren't stupid enough to cram wood in tight under a roof and cover 3-4 sides and expect green wood to season.
You may have a basement or unused room that can be turned into a teen retreat, but if you have no space to spare in the house or if you would like to keep your teen and friends nearby but not directly underfoot, a storage shed could provide a convenient getaway for them. Run a heavy gauge extension cord to the shed to run a space heater, window air conditioner or fan and lights. If your teen enjoys basketball, you can set up a portable hoop right next to the shed if there is a concrete slab available.
Keep a lidded trash can outside the door so that trash with food residue is not left in the shed. Enjoy shopping together at resale shops and garage sales to find storage, seating and decorative items that can be painted or refurbished to their liking. Also, the availability of the the plans is a plus, even if that only takes a would-be DIY builder as far as the structure. Last, before you start lay everything out and measure and RE-MARK each piece (if the label has come off.
My shed is deep enough to allow space between the three rows of splits I'm going to put in it.
Below that is when the pump just isn't efficient enough and the stove keeps the house comfortable, rather than a sauna.
Since these appliances won’t be on all the time, they won’t add much expense to your utility bill, but if you are concerned about the extra cost, your teen can do chores to offset the cost: A small price to pay for independence! Please share them with me as you find them and I’ll make this a new tiny house category. I'm going to roll a tarp down on the western side and probably the open front during the winter or if there are days of rain in the forecast. My wood pile has been stacked long and skinny because of the shape of the property, the bank behind the wood pile, etc. Give your teen the responsibility of keeping the shed orderly and clean: They can bag up trash, drain melted ice from the cooler and generally keep the shed neat and tidy to prove that they have earned the freedom and independence you are offering. I was able to check out the magazine article yesterday and if you are serious about building this shed I would recommend buying it as they detail the construction of the building with photos and descriptions that are not available on the internet. The face of the pile gets loads of sun and I've never had a problem with the wood drying sufficiently for my stove to burn and heat well.



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