Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vardo Rafter Raising

I am grateful to all the Tiny House Helpers who spent their Memorial Day weekend giving shape to the Lucky Penny. Special thanks to Angela Ramseyer of Mighty Micro Built who made the trip down from Whidbey Island to be … Continue reading

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My Tiny House Air Barrier

On Friday we had My SIPs Wall Raising under the expert leadership of Patrick Sughrue of Structures NW. Yesterday we applied the R-Guard air barrier system by Prosoco with the help of Tom Schneider. What a fun day and what a neat … Continue reading

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My SIPs Wall Raising

Yesterday we put the SIPs walls up for my gypsy wagon! My Tiny House Build Began last Friday when we picked up My Custom Vardo Trailer and started on Floorbox Lessons Learned. Then the Floorbox Continued because I was thwarted … Continue reading

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Support The Lucky Penny

Tonight I’m so excited I’m afraid I won’t be able to sleep. My Tiny House Build Began last Friday and tomorrow is My SIPs Wall Raising! Eep! By this time tomorrow I should have four walls up! I am already … Continue reading

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My Floorbox Continued

    My Tiny House Build Began on Friday last week when friends helped me pick up My Custom Vardo Trailer and work on my floorbox. I wasn’t able to finish the floorbox that day because I couldn’t source the … Continue reading

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Floorbox Lessons Learned

Yesterday was my first official day of work on my tiny house! I Kicked Off Spring with Tiny House Prep with my build buddy Laura Klement. My prep work has included Building My Arched Rafters, Painting My Skylight Frames, Planing My … Continue reading

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My Tiny House Build Begins!

Dee Williams likes to say that when building a tiny house (and most other important things in life, for that matter) “It’s 1 part how to, 2 parts why not.” I tend to be more of a 2-parts-how-to sort of person … Continue reading

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Almost Ready to Build

You know you’re almost ready to begin building your tiny house when… You’re making lists titled “Tiny House Helpers,” “Truck Errands,” and “Wall Raising Day.” All the nooks and crannies of your current tiny home are filled with components for … Continue reading

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Refinishing My Arched Door

A few weeks ago my friend Matthew helped me begin the process of refinishing My Beautiful Arched Door. This weekend we finished it up. I’m so pleased with the results! It’s beautiful! Since it’s an old door I found at the … Continue reading

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Rafter Tales

Earlier this week I was Planing My Curved Rafters. Today I cut the rafter tales and sealed them. I deliberated again this morning before I committed to my rafter width. My tiny house on wheels is only 8 feet wide … Continue reading

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