Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Penny Toilet

I always wanted a "Penny Floor", but in a THOW, I can't afford the weight.
So instead I made a "Penny Composting Toilet" instead!
In progress!
Top Done! Next the front!
Lots of work and time, but I think it's worth it! More to follow about the floor and shower:)

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Wow! Two ways to get to my lofts:)
Another Burner Friend built me stairs!
In the down position they rest on the bench seat. (Making a small pillow that can be removed, out of the space where it rests, so the other seats can still be used.)
When not in use, they pull up and sit level with the two lofts, out of the way and up where they wait to be used. I will likely use the winch more, but it's nice to have an alternative. My youngest granddaughter is too small to use the climbing harness, so she really likes the stairs!

Here's how they attach to the sleeping loft
I will add another pipe rail to the storage loft as well, so that the stairs can be used for both.
And for taller folk (I'm 5 ft. 1 in.) I can slide them along the rail to the center so they have more headroom!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Busy Busy Busy!

It has been a LONG time since my last post. So Sorry, I have been frantically working to finish in time for escrow closing on my big house!
One really important thing is my Lift!
A Burner friend and his Daughter stopped by with an idea for my "Lift"  that is, a way for me to get up and down to both of my  lofts without having to climb a ladder or stairs.
Here is the "First Draft"
The rail goes into both lofts and eventually will be able to slide with me on it! There were a few snags, but with another trip it now is functional!!!
(And I don't hit my head on the rail anymore either)
Side benefit...when I'm not using the rock climbing harness I use to go up and down to the lofts, or to open my skylight in the main living area. It can hold my Air chair while I hang out and watch TV!
Here's what it looks like from above, without me in it.

It raises it up far enough to be above the kitchen counters and so it is at the perfect height to kick back!
I will be posting more, trying to get everyone caught up with the work that has been done!