Build Day 23 (6/02/12)

Been a few days since we worked on the house - I went up to the office for a bit again.  Yesterday the front door came in and we picked up the shower as well.  I can't wait to see how the door looks on the house!  It'll also be nice to keep out the … Continue reading Build Day 23 (6/02/12)

Build Days 14 and 15 (5/17/12 – 5/18/12)

Another combo based on the smaller amount of work accomplished both days.  There was still some framing left to do on the dormers, so we put up both long angled boards on each side.  This is what the plywood roof will eventually sit on at the bottom.  Getting the angle cut right on these was … Continue reading Build Days 14 and 15 (5/17/12 – 5/18/12)

Build Day 13 (5/16/12)

2.5 hours worked today, so this will be pretty short.  We found a small mistake made yesterday around the triangles so we cut out the trusses, trimmed them, and put them back in place.  It looked fine yesterday because sometimes it's difficult to visualize how the next piece of the puzzle fits with the current … Continue reading Build Day 13 (5/16/12)

Build Days 11 and 12 (5/13/12 – 5/15/12)

I'm combining these since we only worked 2 hours each day and there's not a ton of visual progress I can show you.  I'm working my real job during the day so the tiny house work doesn't start until 4 or later, leaving just a few hours each evening.  But hey, it's better than no … Continue reading Build Days 11 and 12 (5/13/12 – 5/15/12)

Build Day 10 (5/12/12)

YES!  We finally started to frame the roof today.  I am particularly excited about this because I can finally see the real height and design of the house in front of me instead of just in my head and on paper. First we put up the ridge beam that we built about a week ago. … Continue reading Build Day 10 (5/12/12)

Build Day 9 (5/6/12)

Today we built the two dormers that sit on both sides in the middle of the house.  I'm glad we went with this design to break up the roof line a bit and add more head room and storage on the inside.  These were actually pretty easy to make...they're essentially mini walls.  The plans call … Continue reading Build Day 9 (5/6/12)

Build Day 8 (5/5/12)

Last week I went back up to northern VA to be in the office for a few days, so the house sat untouched for a bit.  Minor progress today due mostly to the weather and it's supposed to rain off and on for the next few days.  We managed to make the ridge beam that … Continue reading Build Day 8 (5/5/12)

Build Day 4 (4/20/12)

Today was the most productive day I've had on this project.  Somehow we managed to frame the remaining walls!  It took us about 6.5 hours, which isn't too bad at all considering I (again) insisted on doing a ton of the work.  I have to learn somehow!  And while I'm thinking about it - the … Continue reading Build Day 4 (4/20/12)

Build Day 3 (4/19/12)

A lot happened over the last few days besides building.  I grabbed another heap of pallets to work on in case the weather didn't allow for construction.  I'm considering making wood flooring out of the pieces...we'll see where that idea goes. There's a pile of about 10 pallets waiting for me to dismantle, which I … Continue reading Build Day 3 (4/19/12)

Build Day 1 (4/7/12)

It finally happened!  The first official build day began with leveling the trailer.  I attempted this by myself so it took considerably longer than if I had help, but we all know that I'm stubborn and determined.  The trailer has a jack on each corner and various sizes of wood underneath to help level it … Continue reading Build Day 1 (4/7/12)