Tag Archives: yurt

Sometimes It Doesn’t Work

It’s totally ok to fail. That’s how creativity works. You try and fail a few times, then succeed. Sometimes in between there is meditation or thinkage. Sometimes there is booze. My super low-flow sink has really exceeded expectations overall. It … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Scores: Let There Be Light!

I save money and reduce my carbon footprint by buying as much of my stuff as possible second hand. White Intertek Clamp Lamp $3.99 Stainless Translucent-Shade Clamp Lamp $4.99 Stainless Intertek Clamp Lamp, $3.99 These are great for task lighting … Continue reading

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Plugging the Insectoid Firehose

The Spring Insect Explosion here in Austin has been flooding past the tiny gaps in my roof ring bug screen as though pouring from a fire hose. Excited, horny bugs you would never guess could fit through such tiny holes … Continue reading

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Micro-Baking in the CWM-200 Convection Microwave

My tiny yurt has a tiny kitchen, so it’s critical each appliance wear as many hats as possible. I tried my first baking experiments with my Cuisinart CMW-200, a smallish oven that combines a microwave, convection oven, and grill all … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Metro

I’ve been working hard to resurrect my favorite abusive parter of all time, my 1997 Geo Metro. I’m bringing it back from the brink of death to re-sell it, and doing so will be easier once its story is told, … Continue reading

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Visitors?!? Quick! Hide It Under the Bed!

Watch the Magical Mechanical Storage Bed transform in less than three minutes! In Twin/Couch Mode: First the right and left doors on the bottom open up, and the legs are folded out from underneath, which shows off the storage space. … Continue reading

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Countertop Nirvana

After the arrival of the new fridge, I’m hard at work creating the next phase of the yurt countertop! I’ll have to office near the door where I can see outside, the cooking area in the middle, and the sink … Continue reading

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