Tiny House Project
In the process of planning a tiny house build this summer. I have a small hobby farm on the edge of the city just inside a national park. I am going to build a tiny off-grid cabin that I will rent on Airbnb where guests can enjoy 40 square kilometers of hiking and bike trails, rivers, and protected wildlife.
I am going to give this method a try for the exterior siding of my project. This is an old Japanese home building technique called Shou Sugi Ban.
Essentially it is the scorching of wood boards (cedar in my case) with a torch and sealing them with a natural oil like linseed. It gives the house a silver/black finish and protects the house from fire, insects, and the elements for 80 years.
I am going to power the cabin with solar, and heat it with propane. I will capture the rain gutter water and use a triple filter system to make the rainwater potable for the sinks and shower. Also planned is an incinerator toilet which will reduce human waste to ash and remove the need to handle sewage.
I will post my progress all summer.