Category Archives: Regrettable Drainage

Roof lines and slap dash fix

What’s wrong with that, you ask? Well, rain falling on the section of roof on the right will come down and hit the siding at the center of the picture (better hope they did a good job of flashing!). And then it runs down and inundates that window. So someone slapped up a little valley of flashing to divert it beyond the window.

First off, this is a design problem. Whoever put this set of plans together didn’t think it through very well, if at all.

Second, it’s an implementation problem. Granted, you can’t fix stupid, but this is at best a temporary fix.

I’m not sure what a better solution would be though…


The Worst “Tiny House” (so far)

Regrettable Home of the Year, 2021

Here’s a look at THE VERY WORST tiny house that I’ve not only seen in person, but had the “thrill” of spending a night in. When I say “thrill” I mean “the place was so shady and poorly build that it was hard to sleep…

From Derek Diedricksen who posted this on his blog http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/

He continues…

“We literally considered not sleeping in the space- especially when a small storm came through at night and we could see the wind slowly moving the cabin walls back and forth. YES, I talked to the renter/owner afterwards and warned him, ‘You’re gonna kill somebody with this place at some point’.” 

“So ladies and gentlemen, here it is- THE WORST TINY HOUSE I’VE EVER SEEN! “

It is truly frightening. From the roof to the ground (where the roof will likely end up soon if it isn’t already there), there’s not much good you can say about any of it. As Derek points out, the wall art probably has more structural integrity than the wall it’s hanging on!

This one covers more categories of regret than any previous post. It’s just that bad!


The rain in planes stays mainly…

… on your porch. Look out! Better hope it’s not a torrential downpour!

Waaaaay back in the old days, archi school used to talk about these things called “drainage planes” and how important they were to get right. Drainage planes help keep water out of your house, so it doesn’t rot and fall down.

For sale: new 4BR hm w/ seasonal outdoor shower by front entrance.

For sale: new 4BR hm w/ seasonal outdoor shower by front entrance.