Thursday, December 31, 2020

Guest House Tiny House Ideas


The New Castle shed kit offers an attractive way to meet all your storage needs. The 16 ft. x 12 ft. size will give you plenty of room for all your lawn and garden equipment. The 5 ft. - 4 in. wide x 6 ft. high door opening can accommodate your riding mower or four-wheeler. Offset doors create a large storage area on one side. Check with your local permit authority before placing your order. Building is shipped directly to you via curbside delivery. Building is shown with 4 optional windows. Floor is not included. Shingles purchased by homeowner.

  • California residents
  • Premium grade 2x4 construction spaced 24 in. O.C.
  • Select grade pre-cut white pine trim
  • Premium LP smart side paneling grooved 8 in. O.C. treated to resist fungal decay and insect infestation carries a 50-year limited warranty, siding is primed ready to paint
  • Sturdy-built engineered truss system providing for 90 MPH wind loads and 40 psf snow load
  • 6 ft. - 4 in. high wall height; 9 ft. - 6 in. peak height
  • Pre-assembled, 6 ft. H x 5 ft. - 4 in. W door trim panels with cross buck door design
  • All required nails, hardware, glue are provided along with detailed easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Assembly required, some cutting required during assembly
  • 15-year limited warranty
  • Check with your local permit office before building

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE the Floor Kit; Windows; Roofing and Cupola.

Can be purchased on Amazon

The Best Barns New Castle shed kit is sold without a floor. This allows the homeowner to build either a cement pad or wood floor as appropriate for their needs. Windows are optional and shingles are not included.

The walls came included as contoured plywood.
The roof shingles are not included. I needed 7 bundles at $28 each for a better grade of shingle. At best I could have saved $3 a bundle for cheap ones

Best Barns 18 in. x 27 in. Window with Shutters-window_1827 - The Home Depot

Ideas For Showering Bathing When Off-Grid, RV, Camping, Nomad Lifestyles, Back-Packing, Hunting Boating, Living in a Vehicle


KIPIDA Solar Shower Bag,5 gallons/20L Solar Heating Camping Shower Bag with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower Head for Camping Beach Swimming Outdoor Traveling Hiking

  • Heat absorbing design This solar shower bag is made by environmental friendly and leak proof materials which are safe to human health. It heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight.
  • High Water Capacity: This camping shower bag can carry up to 5 gallons water for showering outdoors. Enjoy a better and refreshing shower anywhere.
  • Supplied With Useful Accessories :It supplied with a hose, a shower head and a water tap. Upgraded shower head offers an easy on/off switch with low to high water flow, easy to whirl.
  • Temperature Indicator :There is a temperature indicator (°C/°F) attached onto the bag. Be able to quickly know the temperature of the water.
  • This camp shower is suitable for outdoor camping, hiking, backpacking, off-grid. fishing, hunting, Nomad lifestyles. 
  • Nice gift for the outdoor enthusiast..

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Non-Electric Washer / Spinner Hand-Cranked Good for Camping When The Electricity Goes Out


Portable Stacked Washer and Dryer Combo Mini Manual Washing Machine All in One Non-Electric Compact RV Laundry Machine

  • 2 in 1: It’s not only a hand-powered washing machine, but also a spin dryer. When switching between the two, you only need to change the pulsator to the basket.
  • Two handles: The rotatable handle is labor-saving, easy to wash heavier clothes; The foldable handle can turn faster, often used for spin dryer.
  • Compact Design: At just 13.5 inches in diameter and height, the portable washer can be taken with you anywhere. From camping to college, it’s ideal for tiny house living or for apartment dwellers.
  • Eco-friendly: No need electricity, uses only a fraction of water and detergent used by electric washing machines.
  • Perfect for: hand washables, baby clothes, diapers, delicates such as woolens, silks and knitted dresses.

Cheap Heating Solutions For Off-Grid | Homeless / Nomad Lifestyles


Easiest solution is to become a snowbird in the winter months (Florida, California, etc...)

Coleman Propane Stove  (I Purchased this Blue One)

Wind-Guards (Good ratings & pick the size that best suits you)

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Showering Tips /Personal Hygiene Solutions For | Off-Grid | Camping | Nomad/RV | Homeless Living Life-Styles

 Personal Hygiene solutions for those living off-grid, camping, RV/Boating or Nomad lifestyles 

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower, Battery Powered - Compact Handheld Rechargeable Camping Showerhead - Pumps Water from Bucket Into Steady, Gentle Shower Stream

  • WARNING: ONLY CHARGE THIS DEVICE WITH A 5V ADOPTER OR LESS. DO NOT CHARGE IT WITH AN ADAPTOR THAT’S MORE THAN 5 VOLTS! - INDOOR/OUTDOOR HANDHELD SHOWER - Transforms Sink or Bucket of Water Into Instant Shower Stream; Water-Resistant Unit Includes One Touch On/Off Switch
  • PERFECTLY PLEASING PRESSURE - Showerhead Features One Simple Flow Rate for Comfortable Bathing Experience; Gentle Enough for Seniors, Babies and Pets
  • SUCTION CUP SUPPORT - Shower-Head Securely Sticks to Any Flat Surface with Provided Suction Cup; Bonus S-Style Hook Lets You Hang it Safely Overhead
  • BATTERY POWERED CONVENIENCE - Rechargeable Pump Plugs into Laptop, Car Adapter or Computer via USB; Full Charge Allows Up to 1 Hour of Continuous Use, PLEASE NOTE: May include a wall plug instead of USB
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE - Small, Discreet System Packs Easily in Luggage, Backpack or Car Trunk; for Hiking, Camping, Kid Bathing and Pet Cleaning

Click Here to purchase: 

Cost: $39.99 as of 12/29/20  (Subject to change)


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


1 15 oz can pumpkin
2 eggs
2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

4 oz cream cheese
3 tbsp butter softened
1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, ground ginger, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cloves and cinnamon. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the eggs, vanilla, oil and pumpkin on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir gently, just until combined.
4. Pour into a pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
5. When completely cooled, frost.
6. Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
7. You may need to add a little milk to make it spreadable if your butter wasn’t soft enough.
8. Spread frosting evenly on top of cake. Cut the bar into any size you like.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Homemade Caesar Salad & Dressing


1-2 Heads of Romaine lettuce
Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients and toss gently to coat the lettuce in caesar dressing.

For the Croutons:

1/2 French Baguette cut in half and thinly sliced (1/4" thick)

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp minced garlic 2 small cloves

2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

  1. Cut baguette in half lengthwise and slice into 1/4″ thick pieces and place on baking sheet.
  2. Combine 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil with minced garlic. 
  3. Toss breads with garlic infused oil and 2 Tbsp parmesan.
  4. Spread evenly and bake to desired crispness.

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

2 Tbsp mayo
2 tsp Dijon mustard (I used “Grey Poupon” brand)
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 small lemons or 1 large lemon)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1  cups mild or extra light olive oil (not extra virgin)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  1. Place 2 Tbsp mayo, 2 tsp dijon, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper in the bowl of an electric food processor. (Press garlic and squeeze juice right into the food processor.
  2. Process until smooth and well blended. While the food processor is still on, VERY slowly pour in the 1 cups olive oil. Process until thick and creamy.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese and pulse 5 or 6 times.

Recipes & photos obtained here