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It was a real journey to complete our Tiny Eco House but we are so pleased with the result. It is a perfectly formed place to stay away from home, with all the features of a large house just designed to be fully equipped in a tiny eco space. You will love it, as we do!
But perfect on the inside.
Attention to detail.
We used our years of experience in planning the Tiny Eco House to be everything visitors would need to have a warm, comfortable place to relax and rest on their stay with us.
Simple but clever ideas helped us to create more space than usually possible with the size of the Tiny House. One simple idea, making the steps of the bedroom stair case longer so the back of the steps became shelves for storage. See how many other clever touches you can find when you stay!
The Plan Becoming A Reality.
The building of the tiny house started with the design, the digging of the foundation and filling it with concrete. Putting the wooden beams into the concrete, the construction of the A frames for the roof and then putting the roof on top of the wooden beams.
The second stage was the natural building course in which during one week all the different elements of natural building have been discussed, shown and practiced.
Straw bale wall:
One wall has been made with a foundation of earth bags on top of which the straw bales have been stacked. After which they have been rendered with clay on the outsides in several layers and ending in a layer of lime.
The north wall has been partly made in cordwood, which basically consists of layers of parts of wood with a layer of clay to hold them together and in the middle sawdust for insulation. The inner part of the wall has been rendered with clay and lime the outside kept the wood in view.
Wattle and daube:
The eastern wall has been realized in wattle and daube. Between the beam structure small strips of wood have been attached and the open space between the two layers of wooden strips is stuffed with light earth, which is a soup of water, clay and lots of straw, once dry this is a perfect insulation. The outside of the wooden strips have been rendered with clay and the latter layer is lime.
Now & Moving Forward
After a week of long days the structure was there and the tiny house had several half finished walls…
The Summer season was for tourists, so no more building was done. In the autumn after Jolein and Liedewij restarted finishing the tiny house, managing to remember most of the taught techniques.
Working with clay is amazing and very satisfying!
We decided to finish the front wall with wooden planks, insulation was put in and a mezzanine for a double bed was built. Tiles on the floor, a small but practical kitchen installed.
A small year after the first ideas we managed to finish our tiny house and we organized a grand opening. Meanwhile the tiny house has been rented out several times and lots of guests have enjoyed living in it for some days or weeks.
The Tiny House became a very well insulated, comfortable and lovely looking place.
We are very proud of our work, which would not have been possible without the inspiration and teaching of our friend Barbara, nor the help of a wide variety of friends, family members, volunteers and guests!
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