Category Archives: vardo

Tiny House Rain Screen

Let’s talk about rain screens for a moment. In the Pacific Northwest rain screens are recommended because they prevent siding from rotting by draining away water that gets behind the siding. (Note that I didn’t say any water that might … Continue reading

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Tiny House Trim & Siding

On Independence Day I celebrated the freedom The Lucky Penny will give me with Tiny House Window Installation. I even had my very own version of red, white, and blue in the form of My Arched Window. The rest of … Continue reading

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Tiny House Window Installation

On Monday we finished Sheathing My Vardo Roof with a great crew of Tiny House Helpers. Yesterday we turned to window installation and I had the two perfect helpers: my build buddy Laura Klement who has installed dozens of windows … Continue reading

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Sheathing My Vardo Roof

Yesterday the carpenters came out of the woodwork! (This is a good thing, by the way. Wouldn’t be so good if it were carpenter ants, but carpenters coming out of the woodwork is magically good!) I had just pulled out … Continue reading

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Sidestepping with Siding

Where did the weekend go?! Last weekend I got in three good building days. On Saturday we worked on Plan F. Sunday was Plan F: Take 2. And on Monday we were Insulating My Vardo Roof. I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Insulating My Vardo Roof

Friday I picked up Eve Caps for My Vardo Roof and Saturday we worked on Plan F. Yesterday we worked on Plan F: Take 2. And today we (finally!) insulated my roof box! In the morning Matthew helped me air … Continue reading

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Plan F: Take 2

Yesterday evening were working on Plan F and just placing everything together so we could decide whether to assemble the system on the ground or in the sky when I discovered that 2 x 6s are sold in “dead-on” pre-cut … Continue reading

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Plan F

I’m on Plan F. Over the past three years I’ve considered dozens of different ways to build my vardo roof, with its exposed rafters and skylight box. This weekend I found myself working on Plan F. Fortunately, I had some … Continue reading

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Eve Caps for My Vardo Roof

Last weekend my Tiny House Helpers and I installed the bead board ceiling over My Arched Rafters, which I wrote about in Ceiling Up My Vardo. Then I realized that I’d need to come up with a new plan for … Continue reading

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Come Hail & High Water

Yesterday we worked on Ceiling Up My Vardo and today the plan was to continue work on both the roof and the windows. But today was one of those gray days that makes you suspicious from the start. According to … Continue reading

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