Living in my Ynez Tiny House at the edge of the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California, I've learned many things that can help others with the transition to tiny living. This blog will follow my struggle to balance modern life with my desire for simplicity as well as give helpful suggestions for those who have not yet made the leap to living smaller.
Last fall it was time to do a little exterior re-staining. It's been over a year in my Ynez and I wanted to get another coat on the outside prior to the rainy season. I am hoping this is not a yearly thing! I was under the impression that I would get at least a couple years before this had to be done but I think the very dry heat and blazing sun were just too much.
I also did a little more gravel and a couple flag stones in the high traffic areas. And I still need to find a couple of nice chairs. Wood doesn't last a month here and the resin Adirondack's are cracking in the sun. I don't care for metal so I'm not sure what to do. Got any ideas?
It took a couple of days to re-stain and I had to get some help from my friends but it looks really good. Except for those dirty windows!
Here's a picture of the finished job. Isn't she pretty.