Chris Magwood

I want to be sure that you all don’t miss the story that I wrote for Tiny House Listings regarding the ecological tiny house building program in Peterborough.

Too, they have in the last couple of days announced a number of the new programs for 2015.

We are so very fortunate to have such a great program in Ontario!  I hope a few of you will be there this year.  Let me now what you think.

Photo: Courtesy of Chris Magwood

Photo: Courtesy of Chris Magwood


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It is Official!

I got word tonight from the director of the film “Fault”… they want to use my artwork in the set.  How cool is that?

Several pieces have been selected including “Changing Horizons” which is below.  If you are curious, you can see more of my work here.

Changing Horizons

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THO Floor Space

Finally!  THO has floor space!  Making the Tiny House bigger is something that I have been working on for a while now.  I did not want to build on so the only solution was to downsize the stuff that I keep in the place.  After getting the Tiny adaptable table that my cousin Vernie built, I started getting rid of the table and chairs inside and now finally they are removed.  I can’t believe how HUGE the place feels now!


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Music of the Heart

We arrived safely at THO at about 1:00 and shortly after, I had a visit from someone who played a more than significant role in my life.  Kiki is the sort of person that we need in our life, who believe in you when you not exactly the greatest human inspiration.   Who know how to inspire you to be better, even if it is a little kick in the ass that is required.  She opened doors for me in a time of my life when it seemed that I only faced closed ones.   It was just awesome to see her!

As a way of paying forward the kindnesses that I experienced all those years ago I made a fast stop  to do a small pay forward.  Getting through is not always easy for brilliant and creative people.  It is sad – at least it is for me – our talented artists should be able to make a living from their talent!  Do you agree?

After Kiki’s visit, I had to skip to Kingston after to pick up a few things and also stop to see Leo who is coming this morning to put up the eves trough.

We had a bite to eat and after dinner Tiny House Ontario was just starting to warm up so Hj and I took turns playing the McNally Strumstick (G).  This is such a great little instrument!  We are both not musicians and yet just like McNally promises you can’t hit a wrong note and right away you feel like you might be able to do it.  The guitar I have only wishes I could play it as well!

What can I say, today at THO there was music of the heart.

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Are you a DIY Person



Laura my Tiny House twin from 120 square feet wonders if you are you thinking about building your own Tiny House?  More so, are you a DIY?

Her guest post at Tiny House Talk mentions THO in her article.  Thanks Laura!

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