The new year always seems to provide an opportunity to review one's plans in a new light. Maybe it's the weather with winter taking away the distractions of many outdoor activities, or simply the realization that another year has gone, that I find I'm looking at what I want to do from a perspective of what I have done. I continue to tweak my plan...
Today's Shout-Out goes to Allegion for providing handle sets and locks for our model tiny home. One of the products they carry is the Schlage line, and they have sponsored a complete set of handles and locks for our home, including a Smart lock for the front door. No more keys!
A shout-out to End of the Roll. They arranged sponsorship of the flooring for the Logan32. A laminate click vinyl flooring that is waterproof! We've chosen to use this flooring throughout the home because it is a smaller space, the continuity should add to the open feel of the home. Can't wait to see it installed!
We launched our GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for our Tiny Home Tour 2018. Help us get the Logan32 on the road this year to visit 49-cities across Ontario. This will be a major event to bring tiny homes into the spotlight and present a zoning bylaw framework that cities and municipalities can build on to enable tiny homes. We have some special Rewards that you can claim by joining the Association (free) and by donating to the campaign:
Today's shout-out goes to Kingston Lighting for getting Feiss, Kuzco, and Satco together to provide stylish lighting for the Logan32. Lisa worked some magic and got these three manufacturers to provide track lighting, under and over cabinet lighting, ceiling fan lighting, vanity lighting and outside lighting. I can't wait to see it all come together!
Today's shout-out goes to Dalmen Windows & Doors in Ottawa. Not only did the whole team work together to meet our crazy deadline, but they provided us with some beautiful windows and doors for the Logan32. I was checking out their website, and I am impressed with the technologies they are using in their products. Thanks, Dominic for making this happen. I am really glad I found Dalmen, and they are going to be the first choice for a number of projects.
Today's shout-out goes to the Home Depot. In every renovation or DIY project I have done for myself or others, there are always a host of items that don't make the original parts list, yet are crucial to completing the job. The Home Depot was good enough to provide a Gift Card so that we are able to get anything we need in the store. Thanks for providing exactly what we need.
Today's shout-out goes to 3M. Often the visible design items tend to take center stage because they are the most visible, but what goes into the home build is often more important. The construction materials and products are going to be protecting the home and those living in it far longer than the design elements. With that being said, we are very happy that 3M provided some of their construction products to protect the Loagn32 and its future occupants.
Today’s shout-out goes to Ikea for sponsoring a NORDEN Gateleg table and the new DELAKTIG loveseat, with options! These two main furniture pieces are a welcome addition to the Logan32. The loveseat sofa includes the optional side table and rear mounted LED lamp to create the perfect space to read a book, watch TV or work on a laptop. It can be configured in several different ways to suit the ultimate Logan32 owner. Functional as well as beautifully designed, they will become the central point in the home, as these two areas of the home will be used the most, on a day to day basis.
Today’s product sponsor shout-out goes to Fabritec with their EUROSTYLE line of kitchen cabinets. They were super accommodating and worked together with the local Home Depot kitchen design staff to get us the product we needed to install a complete Oxford kitchen in the Logan32. I will post a walking tour video after the Logan32 is complete to showcase each sponsors’ products. You will also be able to walk through the Logan32 in any of the cities I visit while on tour, beginning in May (dates to come). This is going to be one nice home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and one exciting tour of Ontario.
Today's sponsor shout-out goes to Whirlpool. Whirlpool has sponsored a complete set of appliances for the Logan32, in a smaller format. They also provided a natural gas range and dryer, which is helping us keep the power requirements low. Our Tiny Town design plans to use solar for electricity and waste conversion to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). Thes gas appliances will help lighten the solar load.
Read about Whirlpools appliances in the Logan32 here...
Regrettably, due to a supply-chain issue, our build is running behind. Progress is being made and you can see the underlying construction methods of the KTect SBS SIPs. It's really incredible to think that this tiny house is being designed to withstand Hurricane 4 gusts. In addition, the innovative insulation system should make it meet code in any part of Canada! This will be a house without bounds.
Every day we have new sponsors join the Logan32 build. The build continues as the 2018 tour launch rapidly approaches. Check out the latest build photos. Today’s shout-out goes to Longevity Acrylics who is sponsoring the complete shower unit, with built-in seating, grab bars, shelves, doors, and more. This is a great addition to our model tiny home as it is easy to clean, looks great and includes the features that make showering easy for everyone.
It is really great to have more sponsors join the Logan32 build. As we are approaching the beginning of the tour for 2018 and the Logan32 build is underway, I will be posting more information on the companies and products going into the build. Today’s shout-out goes to Kingston Windows & Doors who reached out to suppliers and Hometech Window Corporation replied that they would sponsor our windows. This is great because their Energy Star, CSA certified windows will make a great addition to this tiny home. Not only will they help the Logan32 look great on the tour but Habitat for Humanity, who we are donating the home to after the tour, will be the ultimate beneficiary.