When I first became a home owner, I was lost and confused in the hardware store. I wanted to develop those handy skills which would allow me to fix my house — instead of paying for help every time something broke. Eventually, I got carried away and built my own tiny home from scratch.
Here are the skills and guides I wish I had years ago. As a computer programmer by trade, I could not help but add software which makes these antique-looking projects work as if by magic. I’ve open-sourced it all here, from home-automation to the tools which power this website.
"Tiny homes on wheels" embody the spirit of vanlife. Chances are you've walked by such a van without even knowing it. Solar panels and a fan on the roof may be the only sign that a small, off-grid house is inside.
If you go far enough down the IOT rabbit-hole, you'll land in the realm of custom home-automation. In my house, "spellbooks" contain the hidden magic...