DragonFlys – Holly’s Tiny Tumbleweed House

PLEASE CHECK HERE before showing up to help!

If there are changes to Holly’s schedule, I’ll post them here when I hear from her – please check first! We don’t want people to make a big effort and then not get a chance to work.



June 26, 2014 – Siding is starting to go up the exterior walls.

Post: from Holly and pic here.

June 16, 2014

Post: Details and more pictures here.

August 18, 2013: UPDATE

From Holly:  There won’t be any building today – everything is too wet, and there’s a 60% chance of rain. Maybe next weekend.

August 14, 2013: UPDATE

Holly will be building this Sunday, Aug. 18, in Yardley.

She sent: “We are going to be at the house on Sunday – putting up the beam!! & Roof.”

This will be exciting – having a roof on makes such a huge difference to a tiny house – and to the workers, who spend a lot less time covering up piles of parts with tarps – we’ve had such a rainy summer!

See you there. Email me if you don’t know the location and want to come help.

August 3, 2913

This page will be the temporary home for Holly’s Tiny House construction. Holly is up to her ears in school, writing papers, moving, and, of course, building her own tiny house on wheels from her customized Tumbleweed Houses plans.

It has, as expected, taken longer than planned (so does Life), and she hasn’t found the time to add a new task – blogging about it – to her duties.

Meanwhile, I’ll post a few pictures of my own – the process of building a whole house in miniature is fascinating – and put up anything Holly sends me, including work days information.

Please feel free to leave comments – support is something anyone can do from afar.

Alicia (for Holly)


From Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 – the front wall goes up:

The front wall is up – mostly – and the front window is framed in:

P1010153The front wall:P1010144Hammering in the lintel over the window:


Door post gets glued and screwed in:

P1010149P1010151And preparing the front loft floor to go in:

P1010156The pictures on Holly’s camera are the good ones – she’ll add those when she has time. Meanwhile, the flavor comes from the few extras I took on my camera!




2 thoughts on “DragonFlys – Holly’s Tiny Tumbleweed House

  1. Alice Audrey

    Cute! Reminds me of the dog house I built into the bed of my pickup many years ago, only this is quite a bit nicer. I’m not that much of a carpenter and ended up with pieces falling off in the wilds of Canada, but it was fun while I had it. I lived out of it for about a month.

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    1. ABE Post author

      How many square feet – and did you have a loft?

      Sometimes life just seems too full of STUFF. All I’d miss would be a decent set of the photos I’ve been accumulating for years, and not much else.

      And you got to live in the wilds of Canada? I’d love to hear that story.

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