My humble quest to build La Petite Maison!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


From Suzannah Kolbeck, mama and hod carrier at HoneyFern:

We are still working on La Petite Maison, albeit a bit slowly. La has started another blog on our travels in the mid-Atlantic region and will probably move most of her writing to that site, but I wanted to keep everyone here in the loop. I will probably be the main updater here; returning to this blog has been difficult to La.

Here is where we are:

 (La models; house on the slab required for zoning)
(the far side, with a view of the pimple)
(The Pimple before Tyvek. This will hold our propane tank and tankless water heater)
 (interior wired and taped out; still have one more window to add in the loft)

(view from the back to the front)
Our plan is to return home mid-September and get going. We are leaving town again in December, and I'd like to be done before then. As tiny house builders know, the best-laid plans go oft awry, but Sicily and I are speaking at the first-ever Tiny House Conference in April 2014, so it must be done to deliver by then!!
Thanks for everyone's support and patience! We have had more donations come in to finish the house, which is very helpful, as the concrete slab destroyed our remaining budget. If you would like to donate to help, please use PayPal address Thank you for your continued support!


  1. I haven't checked in on your guys in forever, and I've apparently missed a LOT of what has been going on. I'm so incredibly excited and proud of BOTH of you- the house looks beautiful and I love getting to hear about your adventures. Sicily, I'll keep up with what you write- no matter where you are writing it babygirl ;) I'm trying extra hard to make it to the conference, and will hopefully get to meet you both!

    1. I hope we get to meet you, too; I will pass the comment on to La!

  2. Wow! I found your blog a few months ago and I am so happy to see that La is continuing her dream of building this little house. My daughter has decided that she would like to start a tiny house like this when we return to the States, and I know La and her home are what inspired this. We are rooting y'all on from across the globe!
    Sincerely from South Korea,
    Jenna and Rena