Tiny house saves young couple’s home ownership dream

first_img This is our fastest growing suburb Tabitha is on a farm in the Lockyer Valley right now. MORE: Traditions thrown out the door in tiny home Angie Wallace in the kitchen of her tiny home Tabitha. Picture: Meg Bolton/Gatton Star. Gold Coast Suns’ coach lists home “We’ve put a lot of our own personal touches in here.” she said of the six metre long, 2.5m wide, 4m high tiny house.“We currently pay $30 a month for a gas bottle … that’s it for our expenses.”When it comes to transportation costs, “we put her on the back of a low loader truck at $800 for 160km”.Named Tabitha, the tiny home also generates its own income during holidays.“Myself and my partner double in it full time but rent it out for weekends (holidays) on Airbnb,” Ms Wallace told The Courier-Mail.The AirBnb listing shows Tabitha The Tiny House was rented out at $130 a night, for two guests. It has one bedroom, one bath and all recent guests have given it a five star rating.“Tabitha is located on my Mum and Dad’s 60 acre hobby farm. The main house is 20 metres away from Tabitha, so there’s plenty of privacy. You can also have as much or as little to do with the locals (animals) as you like.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Barakats bounce back in Brisbanecenter_img This tiny house named Tabitha has had its price slashed to $65,000. Source: Facebook/@talesoftabitha.A young couple turned rejection on their first home loan into an opportunity to custom build their Plan B — a stunning $65,000 tiny house.Angie Wallace “certainly wasn’t going back to renting” when a bank refused to give them credit, so she and her partner turned to an innovative solution, a tiny house that would let someone taller than six feet be comfortable.Described as “not a caravan, but not quite a cabin either”, the couple turned it into “a sustainable, off grid, bill free life”.They sunk their life savings into the custom built project, which has solar power and lighting, a 5KW battery and solar panels with “plug in” power outlet, a 6.5kg Bosch frontloader washing machine, 340L inverter fridge/freezer, an LPG stove and oven, a gas powered hot water shower, a Nature’s Head compost toilet, rainwater tank and pump.Add to that a custom built trailer and the home was perfect. There’s a kingsize bed in the loft above the kitchen. Source: Facebook/@talesoftabitha.One guest said: “We love Tabitha the tiny house. Perfect for a weekend away from the city … Angie and her family were very welcoming. We will definitely be back.”The beauty was when the Gatton-based couple travel, like their current trip to Tasmania for a break, the tiny house pays for itself.“(It’s) very liberating having less ‘things’ … and virtually no bills lets us travel much more.”“(We) have a guest in now for two weeks as there’s not much in terms of accommodation in the (Gatton) area”.Now with plans to expand their work and eventually start a family, the couple have decided to hand over the tiny home to someone else, offering it up for a slashed price of $65,000.“I’m trying to convince my partner to let us get a bigger one haha,” Ms Wallace said.“(The) only reason we’re looking to upgrade is an expanding family in the next few years, and I work from home and need the office sadly.” Love the washing machine under the stairs. Source: Facebook/@talesoftabitha. A pretty spot for Winter. Source: Facebook/@talesoftabitha.She said it could be “an Airbnb. Or a teenage retreat. Or a parent retreat. Whatever you want.” The couple was hoping to sell the property “in the next three to six months” but Ms Wallace was quick to put down any talk of the pitter patter of little feet in the small town.“For those curious few who have already enquired — no, I’m not pregnant — I just want an office/studio. Just putting out the feelers at this stage to see if anyone would be interested in our humble abode, as we will soon have to upgrade in size in the coming months.”Current tiny homes on the market retail fully kitted in the $70,000 plus range with costs piling on with extras.“Even stripped back she’s still a knockout. We see a lot of shells, but wouldn’t it be grand to be able to stroll right in?” Just about everything but the king size mattress for the loft was included in the sale price — “plus BYO land of course”. 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EEW SPC Takes Full Ownership of Offshore Structures Britain

first_imgRostock-based offshore foundations manufacturer EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH (EEW SPC) has acquired Bladt Industries’ share in Offshore Structures Britain Ltd. (OSB) and is now the sole owner of the British site on the River Tees.With the takeover, the company which was established jointly by EEW SPC and Denmark’s Bladt Industries in 2014 will be renamed and continue to operate as EEW Offshore Structures Britain Ltd. (EEW OSB).Heiko Mützelburg, CEO/Managing Director of EEW SPC, said: “We also see great potential for the future in the British offshore wind market sector and of course we would like to support local content in the UK under the new name, which emphasises our affiliation to the EEW Group.”Thanks to the first orders from the Danish energy group Ørsted for the production of the transition pieces for the British offshore projects Burbo Bank and Walney Extension, the plant has been able to achieve good capacity utilization since production started in 2015, EEW SPC said.EEW OSB is currently producing 56 TPs for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One.Ørsted has now announced that EEW SPC has been awarded the contract for further 30 TPs for this project. This guarantees capacity utilization until autumn 2018 and thus secures the jobs of more than 150 employees, EEW SPC said.last_img read more

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CSV Southern Ocean secures new job with Fugro in Malaysia

first_imgBourbon – Oceanteam’s construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean will support Fugro for a deepwater ROV subsea installation project off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.CSV Southern Ocean; Source: OceanteamThe CSV Southern Ocean has entered into a contract with Fugro and will undertake a program of deepwater ROV subsea installation.Oceanteam said on Thursday that the mobilization of CSV Southern Ocean will start early in July 2019 in Singapore. The works are expected to be completed sometime in the third quarter of 2019, the company added.Mathieu Feisthauer, Fleet and Chartering Manager of Oceanteam, said: “Fugro, Oceanteam and the Southern Ocean have a long history together. Oceanteam views the re-chartering of the Southern Ocean by Fugro, as a vote of confidence in the capabilities of the vessel. Oceanteam is confident that the CSV Southern Ocean will manage to service the end-client to full satisfaction.”It is worth reminding that, back in May, McDermott awarded a charter extension to the CSV Southern Ocean for operations offshore India. As a result, the vessel’s next charterer Fugro canceled the subsequent charter agreement for the vessel as it could not be delivered on the agreed date.The 2010-built Southern Ocean is a DP2 construction support/flexible product installation vessel used for field support, construction, installation, and IRM.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

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Good Samaritans stop man from killing dog

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 51-year-old South Florida man after he attempted to kill his dog.The incident occurred Sunday morning in Miami Beach.Witness say they were walking by and noticed the suspect, Louis Sepulveda, using the tailgate of his pickup truck to bash the black Labrador Retriever’s head and neck.  One of the witnesses then stepped in and rescued the dog before subduing Sepulveda until authorities arrived.Sepulveda was taken into police custody where he remained as of Monday evening.He has been charged with a felony charge of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill.last_img read more

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Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women’s 100m

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – After Usain Bolt’s defeat, fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson will seek to restore the country’s sprint status by adding the World Championship 100 metres crown to her Olympic gold today.Thompson, who also won the 200m at the Rio Games last year, is the favourite going into the race as compatriot and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce misses out while she prepares for the birth of her first child.The 25-year-old Thompson will be challenged by Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Tori Bowie of the U.S., who claimed the silver and bronze medals in the same event in Beijing two years ago.The women’s heptathlon also reaches its climax on Sunday in the London Stadium. Germany’s Carolin Schafer leads the standings, with Olympic champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium in second with three events remaining.The first medals of the day come in the marathon, with the men’s event beginning at 10:55 local time, with Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya looking to secure a London double, having won the city marathon in April. The women’s event begins at 14:00. Both races start and finish at Tower Bridge.There are also gold medals to be won in the women’s pole vault and the men’s shot put.last_img read more

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Falconets Set to Battle Spain for S’final Berth

first_imgNigeria won that match 2-1, and the two-time silver medallists have confidence they can pull off another victory against La Rojita in Concarneau, to earn a berth in this France 2018 last four.Five members of the Class of 2018 were part of that squad that defeated Spain in Papua New Guinea two years ago. They include; Skipper Rasheedat Ajibade, who has scored both of the Nigerian team’s goals in the ongoing tournament. Four of the girls that played for Spain in Papua New Guinea are in the squad in France.Nigeria’s tally of four points was the lowest for a team that reached the quarter finals of this edition but that would count for nothing when the Falconets file out against La Rojita this evening, starting from 3pm Nigeria time.To reach this stage, the Falconets defeated Haiti 1-0 and drew 1-1 with China, after an opening –day 0-1 loss to perennial foes Germany in Saint Malo.On their part, the Spaniards hammered Paraguay 4-1 and pipped Japan 1-0 before drawing 2-2 with USA.In the other match of the evening, hosts France will look to take revenge for their defeat in the 2016 final against the defending champions Korea DPR, who only secured a berth in the last eight after a rollercoaster ride through Group B.TODAYSpain v Nigeria 3:00pmFrance v Korea DPR 6:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUPNigeria’s Under-20 girls, the Falconets, are set to tackle their counterparts from Spain this afternoon for a place in the semi finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals.Both teams are no strangers to each other with Falconets still having the sweet memories of how they edged the Spaniards in a group phase game in Papua New Guinea two years ago.last_img read more

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Grades: Wisconsin on verge of failing

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)Every week, Herald Sports will look back at the Wisconsin men’s basketball team and grade the Badgers in various aspects of the game, including offense, defense and bench scoring.Here is how the Badgers fared last week on the road at Minnesota and at home versus Northwestern:Offense — 2 of 5One strong half of the four was enough to get the Badgers a win Sunday against the Wildcats. Three halves of poor shooting against varying zones earned Wisconsin its lowest mark yet in our grades. UW shot just 30.5 percent for the game at Minnesota. While the Badgers did connect 11 times from beyond the arc, they made just seven 2-point field goals and went just 5-of-7 from the charity stripe on the night.Wisconsin appeared to have figured things out in the first half against Northwestern, missing just five shots before halftime en route to a 75 percent mark and 14-point lead. NU amped up its extended 1-3-1 zone in the second half, though, and it changed everything. If the Badgers had shot and missed one more time, they would have finished with the exact opposite mark as they had in the first half. Before the break, UW went 15-for-20. In the final 20 minutes, they were 5-of-19.Defense — 1 of 5One more made basket by the Gophers and UW opponents would have finished the week at exactly 50 percent from the floor. Still, Minnesota managed an impressive 47.6 percent in a 68-52 victory over Wisconsin. Four of five Gophers starters reached double-digit points in the game with guard Blake Hoffarber leading the way with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting. UM also dominated UW at the free throw line. The Gophers made 23-of-28, compared to just 5-for-7 for the Badgers.When the game started Sunday, it was a shootout. Between the two teams, only one shot was missed out of the first 13 attempts. Northwestern contributed that miss but still managed to shoot 50 percent from the floor in the game. That consistency — and 26 points by forward John Shurna — allowed the Wildcats to withstand the Badgers’ hot shooting in the first half and get back within one point late in the second half when the Wisconsin offense went ice cold.Bench Scoring — 2.5 of 5This should come along with an asterisk, as forward Jon Leuer came off the bench for Wisconsin in his return from a left wrist injury. Thursday night, Leuer was ineffective, scoring just four points on 2-of-12 shooting from the floor at Williams Arena. That would be all for UW off the bench, however, as UM outscored the visitors 13-4 in bench points.In Sunday’s matchup with Northwestern, Leuer contributed 11 points off the bench to boost the Badgers in their 70-63 victory over the Wildcats. Also off the bench, Mike Bruesewitz added four points and Ryan Evans had two, giving UW 17 bench points to just five for NU.Quotes of the Week — Greg Gard and Trevon Hughes (tie)Hughes’ quote is a bittersweet one for Wisconsin basketball fans.On the one hand, it’s nice to see Hughes own up to his mistakes following the loss. But as Gard admits, Hughes’ answer to the team’s poor play Thursday in Minneapolis may have been something he should keep to himself.“It was all my fault,” Hughes said after the game. “I was being a goofball in practice all week.”“Sometimes he’s too honest,” Gard said of Hughes after practice Friday. “Obviously he’s got to be a leader, and he understands that. But you accept that responsibility and you need to move on. I didn’t see all the practices, but you’ve just got to continue to get better.”Story of the Week/Other Quote of the WeekObviously, the biggest story of the week was the return of junior forward Jon Leuer. And when he stands 6-foot-10, it’s kind of hard to miss a guy like that getting back on the court for 20 minutes a game. Jordan Taylor offered a similar opinion.“We got the giraffe back,” Taylor said, referring to Leuer. “It’s hard not to notice somebody who’s 6-foot-10. Obviously, you notice he’s not there.”Leuer’s first week back featured mixed results. The Minnesota native struggled at “The Barn” and scored just two points in the Badgers’ loss. But against Northwestern at home Leuer played well — aside from three missed free throws — to help guide UW to victory.As head coach Bo Ryan said after the game, Leuer needs more reps in practice with the team to get back to where he was before the injury. Still, it added excitement to an otherwise disappointing week for Wisconsin basketball.last_img read more

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Wellington received 1.5 inches of rain this morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — That was a rain storm last night. Around 1.5 inches of rain fell on Wellington this morning starting around 2 a.m. The wind was as ferocious as the rain was thick. This trampoline is located not in its original position next to Crestview Road (Oilfield Road) in northwest Wellington.For the summer, Wellington has had 8.3 inches in June, 5.0 inches in July and 1.5 in August. That is 14.8 inches of rain since May. However, we are still considered in a category D2 which is considered a “severe drought” which is the third category on a five-category scale according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released on Aug. 5 (see drought monitor here.) It will be interesting to see where we will be next week. Obviously, the drought of the past three years still has a grip on the area despite the latest plethora of rain. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down None · 313 weeks ago Amy, is this your trampoline again? How funny… Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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A Florida Lawmaker Pushing to Loosen State Gun Laws

first_imgRepublican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has filed the bill, HB 273, in an effort to loosen restrictions on carrying a weapon in Florida.The bill would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed.It would still prohibit firearms in places like courtrooms and college campuses, but the penalty for bringing a gun there would be reduced from a third-degree felony to a second-degree misdemeanor.Republican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed bill that would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed. (WPEC)The bill also eliminates a requirement to be 21-years-old to carry.Sabatini took to Twitter after filing the bill. He wrote his bill, “deletes the requirement that a person obtain a permission slip from government before concealing a weapon for their self defense—also known as ‘Constitutional Carry.’” He also added, “Our Second Amendment right should not be determined by a government bureaucracy.”The “Constitutional carry” law, is already in place in 16 other states.The bill will be brought up in the 2020 legislative session.last_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_img:10 Yes America, the shout-out was for Tracy “J” not for Tracy “T”…That being Tracy Jennings, the No. 1 Connie Hawkins league Fan of all time. And yes…Those jeans sitting in the front caused many a missed shot (sometimes you just have to blame the editor). :09 While you’re watching the NCAA tournament, don’t forget the greatest shot ever heard around the world came from your own 5th Avenue legend, Dwight “The Ice Man” Clay. His shot with actually 58 seconds left on the clock not at the buzzer as people think, ended UCLA’s 88 game win streak and college basketball dominance. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of shout-outs, a big one to one of Pittsburgh’s true community icons…“Batman” aka “Bat,” owner and operator of Bat’s Barber Shop on Penn Ave. in the heart of East Liberty. He’s stood the test of time, put up with my boy Terry and his misguided loyalty for the Knicks and played some pretty good basketball back in the day up at Schenley High School on Sunday mornings…Oh yeah, back-in-the-day!! We all miss it.:07 If you had Pitt losing to Butler, if you had Louisville and Duke out early, if you had UConn going to the Final Four, if you had VCU still standing this late, and if you had Ohio State and Kansas going home early…You—are—a—liar!!! Shut-up! You’re lying and you know it… Please! Ya don’t even know what VCU stands for!?!?:06 Speaking of Butler. It’s a little bit easier to take Pitt losing to them now, huh?:05 Ok, ok, the calls keep coming in for the ones missed on the all-time basketball list (Just wait until football season). Tell you what we’ll do. You think you got a better “Top 10” list of the area’s greatest of all time? Then send it to me. Mail me your “Top 10” greatest City League basketball players of all time and I’ll put your list and your name in the paper if it’s the best one I get. And I’ll send you two free tickets to a Pittsburgh Power football game. Now put your pen where your mouth is, and it’s okay for you Peabody grads (Mike Goosby) if you can’t spell all the names. I’ll make it look pretty for ya. Mail your list to: Champions Enterprises 416, Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:04 Here are the names of some of the area’s great, great players that somehow didn’t make some of the past lists. Go figure! Gene Turner, Darrell Gissendanner, Cory Gadson, Clev Edwards, Stu Lyons, Joe Stallworth, Rob Dixon, Gene Harrell, Mike Wilson, Frank Foster, Ron Hightower, Ronnie MeGrae, Rob Moore, Darrell Porter, Shane Bibbons, Alex Johnson, Jeff Baldwin, Larry Anderson, Billy Searles, Gary Carter, Jeff Burton, Joe Barlow, Kenny Walls, Thomas “June Bug” Howard, Kevin Price Jr., Mel Keys, Malik Hightower, Rick Gannon, Stan Mahan and Jimmy Nichols…and that’s just to name a few. Now you can better appreciate my basketball knowledge and superior genius as I give you those “Top 10” lists. C’mon man…this ain’t easy!!!:03 “The List”…continued…If you’ve been following along you now have your point guards, 2 guards and small forwards. Here’s the power forwards lists, the Big Boys with multiple skills but for real for real the showstoppers!! 1. Sam “Bam” Clancy 2. “Big John” Marshall 3. Benji Pryor 4. Mel Bennett 5. Mark Hassell 6. Darrin “Big Dex” Poindexter 7. Kevin Walls 8. Lenny Pruitt 9. Craig Posser 10. Bill Herndon.:02 Hey, here’s a special 2-for-l for ya!1. Vote for Hines Ward on “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah, I know you don’t watch it…sure you don’t. Just do it!2. Don’t like Miami Heat, just don’t, don’t really know why, just don’t!!! (c’mon Celtics, get this done…then “It’s Laker time.”):01 The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Classic…It’s time…It’s here…It’s showtime for our high school seniors. Come see the future stars!!!“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Virginia Commonwealth University…Duh!!Game Overlast_img read more

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