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Stone Gathering for the Foundation

The foundation for our tiny home will be of natural stone. I felt that a block foundation would cheapen the feel of an authentic timber frame cabin. 362 more words

And the Building Has Begun!

It’s been a busy week here at Howling Dog Construction, with construction starting on the Tiny Home.

Despite the cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, we were able to successfully spray foam insulate the trailer frame, which will become the floor for the Tiny Home. 187 more words

Cape Breton

The Tiny House "Foundation" is Done!

We have some great news here at Howling Dog Construction: the “foundation” (i.e. the custom Trailer) for the Tiny House is done, shipped, and has arrived in Cape Breton! 124 more words

Cape Breton

Tiny House on CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, Matthew Willox, Owner/Operator of Howling Dog Construction, joined host Wendy Bergfeldt on CBC’s Mainstreet Cape Breton to discuss the Tiny House movement and designing and building a Tiny Home right here in Cape Breton. 126 more words

Cape Breton

“Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate.

Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate.

If we had more room between us, just think of all we’d miss.

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Alternative housing just got real . . .

As more and more people get concerned about the cost of housing, or the cost to the environment of making/maintaining housing, some people have honestly started to think smaller is better. 91 more words

House Repair

Tiny Home Building

While I enjoy all sorts of renovation and construction challenges, over the last six months, I have been working on an exciting new project to design and build a Tiny Home for a great couple who are on a quest to downsize, simplify, and live in a more environmentally-sensitive way. 124 more words

Cape Breton