If you know me, you know that I like saving things from the landfill. ((I may get a little annoyed when I see people throw away obvious recyclables. C'mon folks, it's really not that hard!)). When it comes to tiny-house-ing, I go nuts over clever reuses of old things <3 As I think about Luna's bathroom, I also think about how much I miss having a bathtub (my current duplex is shower-only). But I don't want to increase the demand for the production of fiberglass (all that plastic), can't find many used bathtubs around here --not to mention they are usually a pretty penny brand new or used. I've thought for a while about those galvanized tanks, but haven't found any used. They also don't look very comfortable, which was confirmed by a woman who has one in her house.
Thanks to the Tiny House People facebook group I belong to, I discovered Peter Matheson and his 125 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels in British Columbia. Not only is his house gorgeous, but his bathtub is one of the coolest upcycles that I've ever seen.
Pete took an old chest freezer and converted it into a soaking tub (similar in style to the Japenese Ofuro). It also doubles as his shower tub. Make sure to check out the TinyHouseTalk article to see pictures!
When I left a comment asking him about the process he used to convert the chest freezer, this is what he (very promptly) replied:
a) cut hole in freezer base for drain assembly AFTER checking floor at drain location to avoid cutting through framing and trailer rails,
b) flip over and install (the freezer, not you).
a) email me, asking for more complete description and photos.
b) wait 2 weeks or so for my tiny house update on this website which will include tub installation.
…and a lovely new year to you as well.
I'm officially a Pete Matheson fan. I can't wait for his tiny house update about the tub installation! On that note, does anyone have a broken or unwanted chest freezer laying about? :-D
Wait -- wasn't the new moon on Friday? Isn't this blog post LATE?
I know you're keeping a strict eye on the movement of the solar system (wink) -- and you're right! I'm slightly behind in my blogging schedule. HERE'S WHY:
These two weeks//till the end of January is a pretty wild time for me. I'm getting in all my last-chance-to-enjoy-the-Alchemy-space clients while picking up addition hours at Driftless, plus preparing my garage and house AND things at Alchemy for the move that will happen starting next week. EEEK! Janet and Logan (remember Logan? He's responsible for the awesome load of reclaimed lumber that I got in November!) helped me dismantle a ton of pallets, and now the garage is almost all sorted out and ready for a tour. YAY! I can't wait till my new schedule starts and the transition is complete :-)
Starting end of January, I will have every other Thursday, Friday, Saturday, + Sunday free (aka: to dedicate to Tiny House things!). The weeks in between I'll be doing massages at another massage therapist's office one of those days (one Friday and one Saturday a month).
What's the plan? January is finishing getting organized/sorted out. February I will dive head first into the "Design Your Own Tiny House Sketchup Tutorial video course" by TinyNestProject and work on framing plans! YEEEEHAW!
I also found my final window -- for the loft -- on Craigslist, and will be picking that up the end of January. EXCITING THINGS FRIENDS, EXCITING THINGS! Here's to a magnificent 2016 -- where anything can happen :-D
I believe you become a healthier person
-- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually --
the moment you start living the way you believe you should,
whatever that may be." - Mark Boyle