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December 30, 2019

How much building a house (and an eventual farm-slash-orchard) is costing the wallet.

As per last year, I am conducting an end-year review of the finances for the Meraki Tiny House project, and updating the post to capture the ongoing work and accrued expenses.

It’s...

October 26, 2019

Putting together a custom Do-It-Yourself sofa because why not make life hard for yourself.

My initial hopes and dreams were to DIY most of the interior of my tiny house, having participated in the building of the structure and exterior. In preparation, I must have watch...

June 15, 2019

Installing an off-grid rainwater catchment system to water the tiny house with.

Now that the rainy season has begun, at least in my part of the world, it seems to be a good time to introduce the water system I have going on at the Meraki Tiny House. The house is located...

December 8, 2018

How much building a house (and an eventual farm-slash-orchard) is costing the wallet.

Since I first published the costing for this project earlier in January, there have been ongoing work and expenses accrued as I attempt to put this place together. The end of the year...

November 17, 2018

Let there be (sun)light (to power up everything I need in life).

Throughout this entire process of conceptualising, planning and building a house, I frequently found myself wishing I was doing this in the United States instead of Malaysia.

That’s simply because the resou...

September 23, 2018

All the things I would do differently if I were to build a house again

Last week marks the anniversary of the start of the Meraki Tiny House build. We kickstarted the build in September of 2017, after approximately 1 year of doodle sketching on my own and another 1+ yea...

January 26, 2018

How much building a house (and an eventual farm-slash-orchard) is costing the wallet.

If you've been following my Personal Finance series, you will know exactly how I feel about loans and interest rates. So when I decided to build my own home, I was adamant about keepin...

December 17, 2017

Just a little bit more...

The first week of the build was spent getting the basic structure up, while the second week was spent on wrapping all the steel with walls and a roof. We had hoped to be finished with everything in the second week, but that was not meant to be....

November 12, 2017

Continuation of the house-building adventures.

The first week of buildingwas exhausting, and I was starting to think that I had gotten into something that was completely over my head (and honestly, I wasn't even doing the hard parts!). 

A typical day for me is usually sp...

October 22, 2017

The plan was to build a house in 3 weeks time. Naturally, nothing went according to plan.

This house build has been a long time coming. 

I had first met with Epic Home to discuss the possibility of doing this little project in early 2016, and more than a year later, I st...

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