My Tiny House

This blog started as I did the research to build my own non-toxic tiny house.

For a quick overview and tour of my house here is a Q&A and sneak peak.

Here are a few pictures of the house and some posts where you can find out more about it:

The exterior siding is cedar, sealed with a non-toxic finish. The insulation is XPS.









I used low odour poplar wood throughout the interior of the house. The floors are stained with natural pigments and finished with hemp oil.
The windows are custom sized aluminum frames.
The countertops are quartz. The walls made of magnesium oxide board are finished with a natural clay plaster. In the kitchen they are sealed with a non-toxic finish.
I use a 100% wool mattress with chemical-free blankets.
The bathroom has a custom made aluminum shower and the floors are concrete tiles. I use a composting toilet to be semi-off the grid.

More about my electrical, heating and water systems can be found here.

10 comments:

  1. Really glad I found this site as I'm considering building a chemical free (or as free as I can get it) tiny house!! Thanks

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  2. Beautiful website and home! How much did your house cost to build?

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  3. hH, nice house. and great site. Curious, if you are mold reactive, what inspired the use of so much wood, which molds easily? Thanks much, Sandy

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    1. Wood does not go mouldy with the right humidity levels. If I were to do it again though I would not use a wood frame. I would use metal.

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    2. Can you explain why would you choose metal?

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    3. Presumably because metal does not mold.

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  4. Thanks for all the interesting links. We always search for great sites to share with friends, many of whom do not know mold is causing their illnesses. A note on insulation, I saw on one of your links that builders use Ultra Touch denim insulation. We just ripped out about $900 worth of Ultra Touch because something in our camping setup bothered me. Once we removed it, the problem was gone. So we replaced the cherry tongue and groove walls, left the space empty, and put some wool blankets on the walls as wall hangings for the next camping excursion. Don't know what we'll do for insulation for those walls, but no denim insulation. Something similar happened in a spare bedroom, but I had thought it was water intrusion. But this is an aluminum car hauler. We rebuilt the bottom of the floor with metal sheet, added metal studs, and put a cherry tongue and groove floor on top. Highly recommend. Btw, poplar causes odd physical issues with me. If you used ozone on this house set up, I wonder if it forced a fast offgassing of the poplar and made it less reactive for you.

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    1. Denim wasn't the best choice. I did end up replacing it. I was OK with poplar. Ozone doesn't help reduce the smell of wood but only makes it smell strange if you really blast it.

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  5. Say, what about moving the toilet to an outbuilding? Though I must say your current setup is absolutely charming!

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