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Still Using (And Not Wanting to Give Up) Eudora Mail Program?

A couple of years ago, I posted something about finding a substitute for Eudora. It turned out there were a lot of people who didn't want to give up this superior mail program, but were forced to because of new operating systems. Someone wrote in a comment yesterday, and Rick Gordon replied as shown below.
"I'm currently trying Postbox 3.x, together with SpamSieve, and I think it's the best compromise for me yet, though it's a big change in working style from Eudora, though closer to Thunderbird (whose code it's based on) or even Apple Mail. The most Eudora-like program out there now, though is GyazMail. I doesn't handle HTML as elegantly as Postbox (which is essentially based on Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird) or Apple Mail (based on Webkit/Safari), but it's a lot better than Eudora, and it's got the separate window interface like classic Eudora.
   To get into Postbox, you need to export to Mail first, though, as it doesn't (any longer) support Eudora import."
To see all 13 comments,click here.

Custom Trailer For Sale in Colorado

Peter Pavlowich Is the proprietor of  Casual Turtle Campers in Fort Collins, Colorado;  one of his campers is featured in our forthcoming book Tiny Homes on the Move. Here is his latest trailer, built since the book went to press.
"The Terrapin is our new model series of trailer campers. Similar to the small trailers of the 1950s and 60s, these campers are a great platform for road trips, car-camping, or to haul to the lake. They offer a little more room than is typically available in the bed of the truck, and can be disconnected to set up base camp. When mounted to a trailer frame, the possibilities for small custom campers are nearly endless...

Bamboo Homes in Bali

"Green Village, founded by jewelry designer John Hardy and designed by his daughter Elora, is a community of sustainable and ecological houses sitting along the Ayung River in Bali. Each of the homes are made entirely of bamboo, from Bali-based bamboo and construction company Ibuku, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls. Did you know that with very little attention or additional resources, a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years and that house could stand strong for a lifetime?…"
Click here.

Tiny houses moving in on Charlotte

"They have all the modern conveniences you'd expect to find in a home, snuggly fit into a much smaller space. "It's typically between 100 and 400 square feet compared to the average American home which is about 2,600 square feet,"says Ryan Mitchell who organized a Tiny House Convention this past weekend in Charlotte. After Ryan lost his job in 2008, he realized housing would gobble up the biggest part of his tiny budget..."
Click here.

Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine by Carolina Chocolate Drops

Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine by Carolina Chocolate Drops on Grooveshark

One of Our Youngest Fans

I met some nice young people on the beach yesterday and handed their 11-month old toddler a mini copy of Tiny Homes On the Move, which she promptly started reading. So what if it's upside down? Get 'em started young.

Chic Tennessee treehouse hideaway built for $1,500

"Perched around trunks or suspended in mid-air, treehouses are great lofty escapes for kids and young-at-heart adults. Nashville, Tennessee-based blogger and mother of two boys ModFruGal built this modernist but down-to-earth little house among the trees for less than $1,500. ModFruGal says modestly that she's "not a writer, photographer, or designer… just a gal with a vision who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty," and that she and her "Crafty Counterpart" husband worked together to build this gorgeous little retreat..."

Click here.

5-day Bike Adventure On Maui

Ryan Worcester is a local adventurer. There are 2 pages on his travels in Tiny Homes on the Move, using a motorcycle with a mountain bike mounted on the back so he could take the bike off and explore off-pavement. Here's a more recent adventure of his, a 5-day bike trip around Maui. Look closely to see him mid-air in this photo.
"Day Two We took a quick cruise to Wainapanapa state park and I went for an early morning ocean swim out to a sea stack, which I could climb up the chossy volcanic rock to reach the top before jumping into the ocean below. A great way to start the day, and even better after we went for another swim in the freshwater caves close by.…"
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House Built Around Trees in Guatemala

"Localizada en un terreno boscoso y de topografía montañosa y quebrada, CV integra la naturaleza siendo fiel al propósito de respetar el bosque e introducirlo a la arquitectura de la casa. El diseño se elaboró buscando ordenar los espacios alrededor de los árboles con el propósito de no derribarlos. La planta es libre en su mayoría y la casa está ordenada en desniveles. Ambas fachadas longitudinales son mayoritariamente en vidrio y buscan lograr permeabilidad hacia el exterior, intentando integrar al máximo la arquitectura interior con las bondades de la naturaleza circundante. Se utilizó el concreto expuesto enconfrado con maderas rústicas como elemento principal constructivo, generando texturas cuyo lenguaje dialogue con el bosque local."
Por Paz Arquitectura, clic aqui.

Goat Shed Built With Scrap Poles and Recycled Materials

"…When clearing an old overgrown pasture, thick with alder and cherry saplings, we were left with piles of round wood.  Instead of burning them in a slash pile or as firewood, we took the straightest logs and built a round-pole goat barn, and ultimately an addition on that barn.  No building text would ever recommend building with structural alder, but that goat barn still stands, ten years later, and it cost virtually nothing to build, save for the cost of screws, reclaimed siding, free recycled roofing, and old windows and doors.…"
From homestead-honey.com here.
A great site by and for homesteaders

"Years of Living Dangerously": James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series

This just in:

"Lloyd, can you put this out there..

info and trailer plus episode 1 in full


Mike W"

Google search for this Showtime documentary here

Students in Georgia Working on Tiny Homes in Parking Spots

"I’ve previously taken a look at concepts that explore how parking garages can be harnessed to provide pint-sized housing in increasingly cramped cities. Now, a team of students and faculty from the Savannah College of Art and Design are transforming the starry-eyed notion of living where you park into a reality as part of a game-changing initiative that marries adaptive reuse with innovative tiny house building of the highest order.
    Due to officially launch this Wednesday atop a midcentury parking deck on SCAD’s satellite campus in Midtown Atlanta, the SCADPad project brought together more than 75 students from various academic departments in the collaborative creation of a trio of tricked-out prototype tiny houses. Each SCADPad unit is roughly the size of a single parking spot (135-square-feet) and each sports an array of sustainable features including greywater gardens, 3D-printed toilets, custom-designed furniture, and much more. It’s an apropos locale if there ever was one given the car-centric nature of Atlanta, a sprawling metropolis where many residents truly do live in their cars.…"
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Lee Fields "Still Hanging On"

Family of 4 in 350 Sq. Ft. House on Homestead in Missouri

"Four of us co-exist in a space that is just under 350 square feet, on our 10-acre homestead in Northeast Missouri. Moving onto raw land, we began construction on our home in late February 2013, and moved into an unfinished, but warm and insulated structure in late October. While we have dreams of someday building a timber framed straw bale home, the reality of our situation was that we needed an immediate dwelling. A tiny house fit our needs and our sensibilities.…"
Click here.
Sent us by David Wills

Around the Homestead Spring Early 2014

Other homestead stuff: Cracks in the Asphalt is an inspiring book that I recommend to people living in any city. It puts together a bunch of the thriving gardens in San Francisco; I didn't know there were so many and that they were so well developed: http://www.akpress.org/cracksintheasphalt.html…The new catalogue from the North House Folk School has just arrived with its listing of summer classes on building, wood carving, boat building, fiber arts, basketry, clothing, outdoor skills, etc. It's at a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Superior and would be a great place to send one's kids for acquiring skills that will be useful for a lifetime: www.NorthHouse.org…The new Lehman's catalog is also in, with its unparalleled mix of tools for people of our ilk; trust me, send away for the catalog at: https://www.lehmans.com/requestcatalog.aspx As they say: "Simple Products for a Simpler Life." Yeah!…

Chicken Coop In the Spring

I know I've said this before, but it's really paid off to build a tight, rat-and other critter-proof chicken coop plus yard. Billy Cummings did the honors here: concrete floor for their nesting room and feed room, aviary wire on the sides and top of the yard; wire down into the ground a foot or so at bottom edges of yard for digging critters like skunks or raccoons. The yard works so well we don't even bother closing the little door to their nesting room at night. I probably built five funky chicken coops over the years before this one.
   The bantam hens work really well for us; the Golden Seabrights are not only (in my opinion) the most beautiful of chickens, inquisitive, perky, and friendly, but they lay surprisingly well. Once you have your own fresh eggs, you can't go back to store-bought.
  The sod roof is doing well after the late rains.

Shame on You

Shame Shame Shame by Shirley & Company on Grooveshark

Small Art Studio Covered in Mosaics

"Dear Lloyd,

My husband and I have been devoted followers of his blog and books for years. We opened Freedonia Mercantile & Design in 2009, partly due to your inspiration. I just thought this might be of some interest. We use reclaimed materials when possible and specialize in ferrocement and mosaic work. We live with our son in a 1920's 700sqft bungalow in Atlanta, Georgia. We hope you enjoy this recent client project of ours. This is a 10x10 art studio. For more pics and information go to www.vivefreedonia.com (a constant project to update/ improve website, so check back often.) Thank you for all you inspiration over the years!
Sloane Robinson Cheatham"
Click here.

10'×16' Pond House For Sale in Vermont $5,500

"Limited Time Only: 10×16 Pond House including free shipping to continental USA and parts of Canada…"
From Tiny House Listings, click here.

Photo Portfolio Pepe Alvarez

Pepe Alvarez just put up a portfolio of his photos. I just went through the entire batch. They're quite wonderful. Such a variety and they all hit home with me.