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From Canada to Mexico by Mule

Bernie Harberts was featured in our book Tiny Homes (pp. 188-89). He traveled from Canada to Mexico for 14 months in a 21-square-foot (floor area) wagon pulled by a mule. Here is a letter we just received from him.

Howdy Lloyd,

Many mule miles, no letters…

You featured mule Polly and her wagon in your Tiny Homes- Simple Shelter book.

That story continues.

What I never really said much about is that I filmed that 14-month voyage across America. That voyage is now the “Lost Sea Expedition” TV series. The site and official trailer are at: https://lostseaexpedition.com

I’ve attached some photos for you. I’d love to share the story and news with your blog readers.

Hell, I know you’re busy. You write you could use a clone. No worries. I’ll write the content for you. Just tell me what would work for you (short article, picture essay, blog post, etc).

Hope you and the hummers are well. You and I have Lived for we know the Jubilation of a thawed hummer flying from our hands!

Keep groovin’

Bernie Harberts

https://lostseaexpedition.com

A Man A Mule America

Both photos from Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

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Back in the USSR

Driving for 10 days on the wrong side of the road in Scotland was really stressful,  I think partly because I’ve been driving since age 14, over half a million miles of doing it one way. Ingrained habits…

I picked up a car in Edinburgh and was immediately terrified in the “roundabouts.” Cars pouring in from 4 directions, weaving in and out. “Give way to the cars on your right,” said Diana, and I used this as a mantra in the roundabouts. I ended up driving the last 2 days in a part of Scotland (near Irvine) that was peppered with roundabouts. Sheesh! I got better with experience, but it was still stressful..

The cabbie on the way to the airport navigated them smoothly, hardly slowed down.

It’s such a relief to be back the right (sic) side of the road.

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Photos of French Carpenters’ West Coast Trip

We are running photos of our French carpenter friends Menthe and Yogan documenting the trip they took this summer along the Northern Pacific Coast, exchanging their carpentry skills for room and board.

This is a tiny home they built in 10 days on an old Dodge flatbed truck in Humboldt County, California.

We are posting one of their projects each day for a week here: https://www.theshelterblog.com/

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Yogan Carpenter Meets SunRay Kelley

French carpenter Yogan and his friend Menthe have made their way up the coast to SunRay Kelley’s compound in Washington and say:

“SunRay make a new crazy project , we work with him, very cool…”

Above: Yogan’s photo of SunRay’s solar/bio=fuel powered diesel truck

More on Yogan’s trip: https://yogan.over-blog.com/

Yogan started his trip here a month ago; read about it here: https://www.lloydkahn.com/2015/09/04/yogan-carpenters-pacific-coast-journey_4/

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Jay Nelson’s Suzuki Camper Built for Foster Huntington

Jay Nelson’s work has been featured in Tiny Homes and Tiny Homes on the Move. Foster Huntington’s Toyota Tacoma camper was featured in Tiny Homes on the Move.

From Foster:

“The car is a Suzuki SJ410. It’s the predecessor to the Samurai and has a 1 liter 4-cylinder engine.

The camper is made out of marine plywood and thin copper sheeting. The camper has a sleeping space that’s just over 6 feet long over the cab.

 Jay Nelson designed and built the camper in two weeks with some help from some friends.”

Jay’s Website: https://www.jaynelsonart.com/

More on Jay: https://www.lloydkahn.com/?s=jay+nelson

Foster’s website: https://www.arestlesstransplant.com/

More on Foster: https://www.lloydkahn.com/?s=Foster+huntington

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Single Mom Converts Schoolbus Into Tiny Home

“Reality: Tiny Home Living 

As I sit listening to the rain fall on the well-sealed roof (roofing tar, folks, it’s a miracle worker) with Mazzy Starr streaming on my Pandora via shared wireless, my feet are propped up on the stove and I sit on my daughter’s bed/the couch, I can honestly say I think it’s going to be alright.

The Hardest Part: driving the bus home, and then up the steep driveway and into this spot. Scary is the right word to describe the overall feel of that event. Other feeling words: anxiety, panic, distress. And then a sense of accomplishment and desire to never repeat the experience.…”

From Anonymous

https://tinyhomebusconversion.wordpress.com/

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