Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tiny House Build Week: Lessons Learned

The past couple of days pouring rain has forced me to shift to indoor activities (like taxes, scholarship essays, and catching up on emails that have piled up over the past two weeks). So I’ve had a chance to reflect on … Continue reading

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Day 7: Roofing in the Rain

All week the weather forecast had predicted rain, but today it actually caught up to us. Jane’s builder friends are heading home tomorrow, so we really wanted to get the roof sheathing and tar paper on today so that the house … Continue reading

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Day 6: Tiny House Windows

Today Noah (a friend from Whitman College) and Aaron (a friend from my grad program) came out to help with the build. Together we finished tar papering the house and then helped put in the windows. All the windows are now … Continue reading

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Day 5: Tiny House Takes Shape

The progress today is less visible, but we managed to accomplish quite a bit despite the rain. A roofing framer, came out this morning to figure out the plan for the tiny house roof. The tiny house is taking shape … Continue reading

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Day 4: Tiny House Plumbing & Wiring Begins

Today we did a walk around of the tiny house first thing so Jane could decide where she wanted all of her outlets and switches. One of the builders focused on the electrical and plumbing most of the day while the … Continue reading

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Day 3: Tiny House Subfloor & Sheathing

Today I got to the site early to take pictures of construction details so that we can recall what we’ve done after we’ve closed everything in. Then I finished insulating the gap between the interior floor box and the exterior wall … Continue reading

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Day 2: Tiny House Wall Framing

Today we got started around 9:00 on a beautiful sunny morning. First off, half of us launched into measuring and cutting studs for the first wall. The rest of us added 3 1/2 inches of 23″ wide fiberglass insulation to … Continue reading

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Day 1: Tiny House Foundation

Today was the first day of our week-long tiny house build and we’re relaxing after a productive day. We’ve just finished a splendid supper and we’re making our shopping and to do lists for tomorrow. We started out just before … Continue reading

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Shrinky-Dink Porch

These rainy days get me thinking about porches… When I build a tiny house I want it to have a functional porch. In order to accommodate it, the tiny house won’t include a porch at all. At least, not within … Continue reading

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Tiny Life Cubed

Two months ago I met a man named Walt who is as excited about small simple spaces as I am. I interviewed Walt so that I could write a blog post on the Accessory Dwellings website about the ADU he … Continue reading

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