Composting Toilet Installation

Finally installed a composting toilet What is a composting, or dry, toilet? Now, you might be thinking. “Is this one of those things like the port-a-potty at events, or bathrooms at campsites?” The answer is a resounding, no. Composting toilets have been around for ever. They are recycling devices; unlike flush toilets, which are disposal…

Moved again, garden project, etc…

Guess what? It’s that time again. What time you ask? Time to move again!!! Here we are again. Moved into another place and looking to improve upon the land. This time around, lucky for us, we are living in a property owned by good friends. This makes us much more comfortable and creates the spirit…

So, we’ve been homeless for about a month and a half now. Not as bad as you might think. We have money saved, jobs, and all our stuff; just not a house to rest in at night. We had decided to move up north, but it just has not worked out. Erin’s work has been featured on, not one, but two very popular photography pages and is getting  lots of requests for photo shoots, so it does not seem logical to uproot right now.

Spreadwing farm
Spreadwing farm – Photo credit HelloPinecone.com

We almost did a four month internship with Michael G. Smith. Organic farmer, natural builder extraordinaire, and all around great person. However, after three days helping out at the farm, we realized it would not work out with our current job arrangements so had to put that on the back burner.

Now, even though our friends are being more than supportive and the fifth wheel is safely stored, we are feeling the pressure of not having a place of our own. Luckily it looks as though starting April, we’ll have a new place. This is still off grid but has solar panels and city water. It looks very promising and has a horse stable with an old, mostly gutted, airstream (kind of like this one) and random structures on it. I can make it work and will have a blast in the process.

For now though, I am blessed to have a wonderfull wife and puppy. So home is where the heart is…

Deepening into the path, our third move in three years

Erin and Charlie on our DIY deck in front of the trailer

  After the final part of the west coast trip, we started discussing possible relocation. Having seen so many wonderful places and met so many inspiring people, how could we not? That was, after all, the reason for driving all the way up to Portland. So we sent mail to our new and old friends…