It's been almost two years since groundbreaking for the i-house project at the newly named Weed Ranch. The household downsizing was successful. Minimalization was maximized.
I'm heating the main unit with a little Hearthstone woodstove. It caused problems as the unit "settled" and the roof began leaking at the stovepipe. Now the pipe is vented out the sidewall (just to the right of the pictured unit) and there is a very ugly but effective roof patch that only the balloonists can see.
The heat is otherwise a particularly noisy forced air electric system. The "flex" unit or casita has a separate little HVAC system that is much quieter.
But that's a small price to pay for the view.
Fencing and a new gate are the latest additions and in another week the giant weed patch, for which the ranch is named, will be plowed for new pasture.
Now excuse me, I need a hot soak down south.