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Installing Our First Chicken Garden Door Frame! (Day 26)
Installing Our First Chicken Garden Door Frame! (Day 26)

Today our first door frame goes in and we talk about the importance of cleats. We also introduce you to our last chicken of our....

Tamping Wars, Friends Helping & Major Progress (Chicken Garden Day 25)
Tamping Wars, Friends Helping & Major Progress (Chicken Garden Day 25)

With our friends the Fords still in town, and our process clear, we go up a full course on BOTH the coop and run. That's....

Will a Second Cement Mixer Speed Up Earthbags? (Chicken Garden Day 24)
Will a Second Cement Mixer Speed Up Earthbags? (Chicken Garden Day 24)

Fool us twice, as they say. Yep, putting together the 2nd Harbor Freight Cement mixer was just as dumb and confusing as the firs time.....

A New Way to Lay Hyperadobe 90 Degree Corners (Chicken Garden Day 23)
A New Way to Lay Hyperadobe 90 Degree Corners (Chicken Garden Day 23)

Ashley and Ada head to town to pick up a second cement mixer. It's time to get these bags moving faster! The rest of us....

Clearing the Work Area, Trying to Get Through the Intro (Chicken Garden Day 22)
Clearing the Work Area, Trying to Get Through the Intro (Chicken Garden Day 22)

If we can make through the intro, welcome to Day 22! Jon's showing Ashley how to man the earthbag bucket, laying more bags, and Jett....

The girls are back, just in time to work! – Day 21
The girls are back, just in time to work! – Day 21

Boys work and the girls come home with enough time to get some more bag work done! Pretty sure Nine Nine was the happiest he's....

How Much Earthbag Can the Boys (and Nine Nine) Get Finished? (Chicken Garden Day 20)
How Much Earthbag Can the Boys (and Nine Nine) Get Finished? (Chicken Garden Day 20)

With the girls gone at a horse show, the boys manage to lay a full course on the chicken coop! We also explain interlocking earthbag....

It’ll Be a Big Day if We Can Finish This Earthbag Course  (Chicken Garden Day 19)
It’ll Be a Big Day if We Can Finish This Earthbag Course (Chicken Garden Day 19)

With the outside garden circle finished, we come together and rally to get our first courses on both the inner circle and rectangle finished. That....

Dreaming of Ways to Make Laying Earthbags More Efficient (Chicken Garden Day 18)
Dreaming of Ways to Make Laying Earthbags More Efficient (Chicken Garden Day 18)

We're finally ready to move from the outside circle to the inside circle! We're feeling good and already looking ahead for ways to make these....

How we decorate our off-grid house for the holidays
How we decorate our off-grid house for the holidays

It's the holiday season once again, and we're decorating our off-grid house and getting into the spirit of the holidays, 2021-style. Like our Gear? Shop....

Jax Quits & It ALL Turns To Chaos – Hyperadobe Chicken Garden (Day 17)
Jax Quits & It ALL Turns To Chaos – Hyperadobe Chicken Garden (Day 17)

Today we're attempting to finally track down and fix the issues with our Harbor Freight cement mixer, get some last minute cement, introduce our Tiny....

We’re Making Progress Each Day (Chicken Garden Day 16)
We’re Making Progress Each Day (Chicken Garden Day 16)

We're still laying bags in our trench, make a Christmas/Summer drink for Mason Jar Monday, take a Kitten break, and install our drainage tube. Want....

It’s way more fun with kids! Hyperadobe Earthbag Building (Chicken Garden Day 15)
It’s way more fun with kids! Hyperadobe Earthbag Building (Chicken Garden Day 15)

Hyperadobe Tips, a chicken named Penguin, Fun Facts with Jett, and more bags in the ground! It may be slow moving, but we're still moving....

Shou Sugi Ban Wood Frames for Chicken Garden (Day 14)
Shou Sugi Ban Wood Frames for Chicken Garden (Day 14)

We ran out of cement so we're on to another important part of our build. Finishing the Shou Sugi Ban for the wood frames that....

My Little Homestead Visits TSH! – Let’s Talk About Bags! (Chicken Garden Day 13)
My Little Homestead Visits TSH! – Let’s Talk About Bags! (Chicken Garden Day 13)

We invited My Little Homestead back out to see the finished shed and enjoy a meal together. We absolutely adore this family and are so....

Will we ever travel again?
Will we ever travel again?

Will we ever take the Airstream out again and travel after settling down in our off-grid house in the desert? Maybe, but maybe not. Like....

Let the Hyperadobe Bags Begin! (Earthbag Chicken Garden Day 12)
Let the Hyperadobe Bags Begin! (Earthbag Chicken Garden Day 12)

The day we've been waiting for. The first bags of our hyperadobe chicken garden walls are now being laid! How long will this take?? Longer....

We’re Tired of Trenching – Finalizing the Edges for our Hyperadobe Bags (Chicken Garden Day 11)
We’re Tired of Trenching – Finalizing the Edges for our Hyperadobe Bags (Chicken Garden Day 11)

Finally! The last of the trenching is done and we're about to move on to filling our hyperadobe earthbags! The more we look at these....

How Far Can the Water Go? (Chicken Garden Day 10)
How Far Can the Water Go? (Chicken Garden Day 10)

We nearly forgot that we need water to start laying bags. Let's see if we can find enough hoses to make it over to the....

Shou Sugi Ban – Preserving Wood in the Desert (Chicken Garden Day 9)
Shou Sugi Ban – Preserving Wood in the Desert (Chicken Garden Day 9)

Want to help us make more videos? Become a Tiny Shiny Homie! https://tinyshinyhome.com/homies Out here wood doesn't last too long, but by burning the wood,....

Why Are We Trenching by Hand for this Project? (Chicken Garden Day 8)
Why Are We Trenching by Hand for this Project? (Chicken Garden Day 8)

Want to help us make more videos? Become a Tiny Shiny Homie! https://tinyshinyhome.com/homies Ok we hear you! So many comments asking why we aren't using....

It’s all in our heads. Should we have measured? (Chicken Garden Day 7)
It’s all in our heads. Should we have measured? (Chicken Garden Day 7)

Want to help us make more videos? Become a Tiny Shiny Homie! https://tinyshinyhome.com/homies We should really keep track of how many times plans change per....

Crossing the Finish Line on the Outside Trench (Chicken Garden Day 6)
Crossing the Finish Line on the Outside Trench (Chicken Garden Day 6)

Want to help us make more videos? Become a Tiny Shiny Homie! https://tinyshinyhome.com/homies Day 6 and we're still trenching by hand. It can get a....

How Level Does Our Earthbag Trench Need To Be? (Chicken Garden Day 5)
How Level Does Our Earthbag Trench Need To Be? (Chicken Garden Day 5)

Want to help us make more videos? Become a Tiny Shiny Homie! https://tinyshinyhome.com/homies Earthbag Chicken Garden Day 5 - Hey look at that, it's finally....

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