Author Archives: J. Sky Orndoff

About J. Sky Orndoff

Synthesizing art and ecologic principles to create useful places, spaces, and structures

In the news!

Tinybuild.net and earthartbuild got a great bump from McKenzie Homan in her April Helena Vigilante article.  Homan interviewed Orndoff in his tiny kitchen.  Read the full story here: http://helenavigilante.com/archives/12328 Advertisements

Posted in Principles | Leave a comment

Folding kitchen peninsula

The kitchen is small, and so must be well designed.  One feature is the peninsula.  This is the heart of the kitchen, where there are seats, where we eat, with a cutting board top and a pull-out cutting board below. … Continue reading

Posted in Principles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Design principles:

Examples of the principles we use to make our houses: accommodate two adults living in a tiny space.   Provide a fun domicile for very cheap.   Look great.   Feel homey and wonderful.   Push our limits a little. … Continue reading

Posted in Principles | Leave a comment

Design principles of the little house:

This house was designed to: Accommodate two adults living in a tiny space. Provide a fun domicile for very cheap. Look great. Feel homey and wonderful. Push our limits a little. Not cause us to go into debt. Kick us … Continue reading

Posted in Principles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tiny house features–Draining Dish Storage

So most kitchens in America are set up to do dishes like this: sink –> dish drainer on countertop –> dishes put away somewhere else. That’s a lot of countertop space used up!  And, while the dishes are drying, they’re … Continue reading

Posted in Build | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tiny House–Posting Flood Warning!

Hi subscribers! I’m in love. With a house.  That I built.  Humble?  No.  Small?  Nifty?  Cozy?  Crazy?  Yes. Thank you for following EarthArtBuild.  It has been a source of a lot of good feelings in my life these past few … Continue reading

Posted in Principles | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Moved in!

Sky just moved into the tiny house. Official name:            Little Lion Current location:      Helena MT Current status:         Moved in, buried under feet of snow, water system nearly done. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Build | Tagged , , | 1 Comment