Normal to Nomad
Normal to Nomad
Nov 12, 2020
#21 | Q&A - Answering all your burning questions!
Lots of fun questions here, many that we haven't answered before. Advice on getting started in the nomad life, favorite seasons, bear scares, scamp upgrades, solar, dealing with cold weather, Kamp, future plans and more..
Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast
Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast
Ethan Waldman
Learning from a Failed Tiny House: Moisture, Mold, and Rot with Chris Murphy
It’s every homeowner’s nightmare to discover a small patch of mold, and then learn that their floor, subfloor, and insulation have all become a soft, rotten waste. But that’s exactly what happened to my guest today, Chris Murphy. Chris and his wife Bri had to move out of their tiny house unexpectedly when it was discovered that there was a terrible moisture issue in both the floor and walls. In this interview, Chris tells his story so we can all learn from the critical mistakes that were made in Chris and Bri’s tiny home. Full Show Notes and Images: *In This Episode:* * From tiny house dweller to houseguest in 3 days * How Chris's subfloor was built and how it should have been built * Ask which spray foam your builder is using * The builder's response * How do you even fix a mold-ridden subfloor? * Vapor barriers and insulation to get rid of extra water * Why you should engage with others in the tiny house movement * Where do you park in a town where tiny houses are illegal? *This Week's Sponsor: Tiny House Decisions *Tiny House Decisions is the guide that I wish I had when I was building my tiny house. And it comes in three different packages to help you on your unique tiny house journey. If you're struggling to figure out the systems for your tiny house, how you're going to heat it, how you're going to plumb it, what you're going to build it out, then tiny house decisions will take you through the process systematically and help you come up with a design that works for you. Right now I'm offering 20% off any package of Tiny House Decisions for podcast listeners. Head over to and use the coupon code tiny at checkout!
41 min
Change Academy
Change Academy
Brock Armstrong & Monica Reinagel
36: What You Gain by Slowing Down
We often feel like we have to make a decision, make a change, make a difference, or achieve a goal quickly. But if we want the benefits to be meaningful and lasting, shouldn’t we be willing to take our time? In this episode, we consider the downside of rushing into a decision to change without considering the realities of trying to create change in too much of a hurry. Then, we'll explore some alternatives. Takeaways: * Knowing or understanding how to do something isn’t the same as actually doing it and experiencing it. Better to gather less information and apply it than to gather lots of information but never to put anything into action. * Sometimes, learning how to slow down and be more deliberate is part of what we need to learn to do in order to get to the result we’re seeking. * Before deciding to commit to a new goal or challenge, be sure you understand what it will involve and whether you’re actually willing to do what it will take. * Things we acquire or develop through slow steady work have a better chance of becoming long-term habits. Lab Experiment Think of an area of your life where you feel like you are in a hurry to finish or achieve something. And ask yourself: * Is trying to get there more quickly actually serving you or just causing you to cut corners? * How could slowing down actually enhance either the process or the result (or both)? * What do you need to adjust about either your actions, beliefs, or self-talk to allow yourself to slow down? * What parts of the process (rather than the outcome) can you focus on that will bring you pleasure and satisfaction?
24 min
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