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Took a walk at the tail end of a short storm that came through. Distant thunder and drizzle gave way to an awesome sunset at the end of the trail in the main opening & a bright glow against the grains of the field against the dark sky at the road frontage. Nature is great :) Tags: #tinyHouse, #offGrid, #free, #nature, #natural, #livinmicro, #rainfall, #thunder, #creek, #sunset
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Fall Campfire Gathering

๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž & ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: OCT 30th from 6:30PM EDT into OCT 31st (if overnight stay) - Rain Date: Nov 6tth ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ & ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ!!! This is a "๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‚๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘‡๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก" event due to limited resources. ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ: We have the yurt, one 10 foot tent, and several trail accessible campsites available for any that care to partake, one has a fire ring and the yurt has a wood stove. ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐จ๐จ๐: This is a "๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ , food, and/or drinks ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ (๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ?)" potluck style event (again) due to limited resources. We can setup the yurt for food dishes if need be. ๐’๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐๐ž๐š๐ฌ: Any suggestions or ideas for natural activities welcome!!! ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: I would love to make this an annual or semi-annual event as seasons change each quarter and there are many things to enjoy here with more than half mile nature trail, our recent…

Gutter Water & Windows - Oh My!

It was scheduled to rain for over 14 hours the next day so I had to cram two days work into a single shift non-stop. Just to keep it fun I ran into issues with leaves collecting in my gutters that ruined my rain water stash in the barrel. More work to do before the rain? Why not! It did all get done though :)Tags: tiny house, off-grid, DIY, how to, frugal, free, nature, natural, construction, livinmicro, rain water collection, rain barrel, water filter, sawyer, gutter guard, leaf guard, window glazing

The Rendezvous Was a Success! Thanks from carecollective@goldsboro

Thank you all for visiting CareCollective@Goldsboro! It was a great time walking the trails with all visitors & guests ๐Ÿ™‚ I can't wait 'til our next excursion!!! A makeshift driveway to keep the car from sinking into the mud.
At another stop along the trail, Deb answers a question about the pros and cons of city and country life.
At another stop, Steve talks about the mammals in the area.
Hoop greenhouse on the left, solar panels on the right. A rustic, but darling, living space in the yurt, heated with a wood stove
The solar panels power Steve's tiny house, and collect rainwater which is funneled into a 500 gallon cistern beneath the panels
This is Steve's tiny house--8' x 10'!
Today's walk along the half-mile of trails will be muddy from yesterday's rain. Ana readies herself with her boots
We return to the yurt via the trail along the creek. This creek joins the Broadway Branch which runs into Lake Bonnie. Thank you, Steve, for our tour…

Yurt Final Clean & Finish (day7)

The day has finally come! The move-in ready yurt is now a thing and soon to be available on Air-BnB? I spent the past week bringing back everything from the lawn to the roof rafters and am myself impressed with the results. Nothing like some elbow grease and a vision... I hope everyone else is as well :) Tags: #tinyHouse #offGrid #DIY #howTo #frugal #free #nature #construction #landscaping #livinmicro #cleaning #restoration #whiteWash #furnishing

RSVPs Are In!!! Contact NOW if...

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ and ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐. ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ that have confirmed and those that let me know they were unable to make it this time around. As of right now, with a ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ž๐ฌ, the ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ for specifically that number of guests. If there are ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ add-ons, new attendees, late arrivals, or plans to stay overnight - ๐๐‹๐™ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐€๐’๐€๐ to prevent people from feeling left out or having less prepared activity involvement. Greatly appreciated & ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ณ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ™‚ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Event Update Post: ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž & ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ž: OCT 17th from 12PM EDT into OCT 18th (if overnight stay) ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ & ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ!!! Thi…

Yard Restored! Finally! (Yurt Day6)

What a day of heavy lifting and hard labor! Some of these decking were nailed in so securely I needed to use a cinder block as a sledge hammer! The other two were screwed together with what looks like loose nuts and bolts from other projects as so few of them were the same. I would need an entire set of different drill bits to get through the ones that wanted to come loose. Everything from tapcons meant for concrete, to deckmate, to drywall screws rusted away and sank in only a couple inches apart from each other. No thanks! Perhaps the sawzall will help me chop this thing up - but it's done & out of the way now, thankfully... Tomorrow should be the final day so perhaps then I will be able to get back to finishing my tinyhouse - lol... Tags: #tinyhouse #offgrid #DIY #howto #frugal #free #construction #landscaping #livinmicro #deck #cleanup #lumber