June 16, 2013 – Last weekend we started putting up the roof sheathing. We continued this weekend and have all the sheathing up except for the dormers. Not much else to add; enjoy the pictures!
Meet Pete & Erin
Once upon a time a Yooper (if you're asking yourself, "what the heck is a Yooper?"; a Yooper is someone who hails from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and a Troll (someone from below the bridge in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan) met at Michigan Technological University. The Troll was a budding forester (a kind hearted timber beast) and the Yooper was a wildlife biologist in the making (a tree hugger of sorts)…how could this not work out!
Our careers started in Boise, Idaho working for the U.S. Geological Survey as seasonal field technicians. The reality of working in the natural resources field without masters degrees often means 6-month seasonal positions followed by six months of: what should we do, where are we going to live. After living in a tent/car for four months and moving into an 18’ RV for two months in Idaho, the Yooper and the Troll moved to Astoria, Oregon and got hitched. Oregon lasted for four months and then it was back to Michigan for three months; back to Idaho for six months; back to Michigan for six months; then on to Happy Camp, California for what we thought would be four years, but turned out to be nine months because Happy Camp was not such a happy place.
After 7 1/2 years together and 5 years of wedded bliss, the Yooper and Troll are back in the UP and making their living in the natural resources field as a seasonal forester for the U.S. Forest Service and a wildlife research technician for the Michigan DNR in Marquette, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Superior.
This blog documents our journey as we build a “tiny house” without any prior building experience and strive for a simpler life. Follow along on our adventure; it should be fun!