The Tiny House is Done!

The tiny house is finally finished and we’re ready to make our move south! As with any home project, we still have a few finishing touches we’d like to add at some point, but it’s complete enough for us to start living in it. So far, we’ve managed to find a place for just about…

Tiny House Exterior – Complete!

The exterior of the tiny house is finally finished! Let’s take a little trip down memory lane to review all the work it took to get to this point. Our first priority was getting the house weathered in. Taking tarps off each morning before starting work and the epic struggle to get them back on…

Tiny House Travels: Rough Draft (Episode 3)

We add a shed to the front of the tiny house, rough in our electrical wiring, and get most of the siding in place. Progress has slowed down a bit, partly because we spent over a month traveling around taking care of non-tiny-house-related business. That means we have a cold month ahead of us as…

Annapolis Boat Show & How to Winterize

We took a rather long break from our tiny house build to head down to Annapolis. For three weeks we camped out and worked to set up, tear down, and man the gates at both the sail and power boat shows. Since we were in the area, we also stopped by Baby Blue to get…

Why a Tiny House?

The first time I remember discussing tiny houses was when we were living in Denver. It was the winter before we sold the house and I was looking for something to do for the night. I saw that Dee Williams, author of “The Big Tiny: A Built-it-Myself Memoir”, was speaking at the Tattered Cover. I…

What Does it Cost to Go Cruising?

Why is it that everyone seems to give such vague answers to this seemingly simple question? Maybe they have a fortune stashed away in some offshore bank account to fund their trip and don’t want the IRS to catch wind of it, or they’ve discovered some get-rich-quick scheme that actually works and aren’t interested in…

Baby Blue’s Outfitting Expenses

It’s a little late, but after getting a lot of questions about how much it cost us to go cruising, we decided we should share our initial outfitting costs along with our monthly expenses. Some of these prices are estimates and I’m sure we’re forgetting a few things, but it should be pretty accurate. We’d…

Back in the US, Back in the USS…A

We’re back in the US* and it feels a little strange. Here are some differences between the Caribbean and living in the big city (by which I mean Denver, of course). I haven’t seen anyone walking down the street holding a machete yet, and if I did I would run away. Everywhere I look there’s…

David & Rachel Come to Town

Prickly Bay was our first anchoring stop in Grenada, largely because it sounded familiar and was the closest harbor after we rounded the southern tip of the island. We spent a week there familiarizing ourselves with our new digs: figuring out where to get on the bus to find groceries, where to find the fastest…

Motorin!

Yep, that’s Bobbie with her tiny new motor. I wouldn’t say we finally broke down and bought an engine, as it has been pretty easy to row to shore from our prime spot in Mt. Hartman Bay in Grenada. But when we heard someone on the morning net offering up a 2 horsepower 2-stroke for…