Kate Nudd

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Rob
The picture I posted is from the Boreal Folk Apothecary website..They have a mobile set up,foraging their plants in BC and AB. I've enjoyed looking at their internet sites and reading of their journey. ....Kate
6 months ago
Hi Rob
A set up like this would be such fun!
Kate
6 months ago

Ben,Hi
I recently found this information about a new way to mix light clay straw.....first dampen the straw then add powdered clay. More information at this website:

http://endeavourcentre.org/2016/04/light-clay-straw-insulation/

If this method works,as they say it does, it would allow for a wider light clay straw wall that would dry without molding.
I look forward to your ( and others) thoughts on this.
Best wishes
Kate
10 months ago
Hadley,Hi
I've lived in a tiny trailer house( 8'x20') from March through November for 4 seasons now. It is in a temporary location on friends' land and I have not set it up for winter living( I'm in southern Canada). I love it!
The challenge of building it myself was at times very stressful( and yes,I would do things differently,if I were to build one again) What's missing: a covered enclosed entry( the minute the door opens the whole of the cold weather comes in and quickly cools the house); more 'living' space( I chose to not have a loft..just couldn't envision climbing up and down) and having the bed down lessens living space;a true bathroom( I have a bucket composting toilet in the corner behind the door) ..guests ..well...don't use it because??
By the way,I love the bucket toilet...it has no smell and most people don't even know there's a toilet in the house. Okay,I'm already on to what I do like... the richness of a space that feels like a hug,waking up in a house I built with lots of recycled materials, the hardwood floor( which is also on some of the walls), the creativity of using what I had to make functional things, and yes, cleaning takes much less time but in my wee house it seems to need cleaning a bit more often( no place to hide the dust) and when the windows are open it affects the whole space not just an individual room.
I greatly enjoy a more intimate connection to outside/nature,primarily because it's small so you tend to be outside more and for me,I have no running water so must fetch and carry water in and then take it out( I refer to it as 'walking water') I constructed a high ceiling in the middle ( the peak goes width wise not lengthwise) and this makes the space feel so much larger than it is..that is the most often heard comment from people who visit...that from the outside it looks so small but when they're in it ,it feels much larger. Because it's essentially one room with windows on both sides and ends,you observe the climate, the sunsets and sunrises and simply nature more easily/readily. Also, I appreciate living with much less stuff( in fact I continue to pare down and have a rule that if I buy something then something has to go to make room for it...I confess I don't always follow that rule but then am faced with the chore of sifting through and getting rid of again.)
Hmmm..what else,I discovered ( well I found this out before I moved into my wee home) that less is MORE,that my life grows in richness and meaning as I live with less and on less money. Living 'tiny' allows me to be more in the moment and thus have increased inner peace.
Best wishes with your journey into tiny home living.
Kate
11 months ago
Hi Jean
Being a former MB,I can understand your dilemma.
I have in the past used a strawbale to pour my urine on. I've tried it spring and summer but maybe it would work in winter?? and provide a wonderful spring addition to your compost pile or just leave it to compost on its own.
1 year ago
Dilon
Thanks for your reply. I am seeking radio or fan that runs off its own solar/windup/battery .
Vera...Great,thanks for the info..I'll check out Lee Valley to see if they still carry it.

Appreciate all the input
Kate
3 years ago
Josh,Hi
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your input.
I won the draw for your book and look forward to learning more from you.
Thanks again
Best wishes
Kate
3 years ago
Hi everyone
Would you share which makes.ect of solar ( and windup)radios and fans are worthy of purchasing?
Thanks
Kate
3 years ago
Hi Josh
Congratulations on your book.
I'm wondering how you see 'elders' ( 50+) fitting into your type of community? A shorter required work week? A measurement of 'soft-skill' contribution?
Money contribution vs time?
And, I guess just not elders,for the concept of less physical work time balanced with growth time ( being and doing),is perhaps a road to a healthier life. Like Helen and Scott Nearing chose.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
All the best
Kate
3 years ago
Hi Jeff and Fran
You might be interested in The Common Unity Project near Hazelton,BC. There is info on the ic.org site
also they have a facebook and regular webpage
No buy-in costs. They are an income-sharing group and are beginning an earthship build this May for their common house. More info on their sites.
All the best.
Kate
3 years ago