An updated quick look at my progress over the years.
My notes based off of my weird dream.
Where it all begins… I knew I was saving for something, but what??
Oh, that’s right, the trailer I always wanted… what?? Notice the dual axles.
getting it all situated in it’s work ready spot.
I have no truck so this is how I roll… nearly 700# of concrete… in my Prius…
The most time consuming part! It took me FOREVER to get the deck off! In the cold cold winter!
Now with no axles… I added a third axle but thy all needed to be re-positioned so off they went
and now there are three axles.
once upon a time I was blond :) (it wasn’t real!)
My initial sketch after all the planning
and my favorite stove ever, reclaimed from Jed’s camper, it’s adorable!
Back to business, attaching all the wood floor to the trailer
Then with the bottom on.
Fill it with insulation…
My plumbing is all in the floor and it aligns in the plan so I could keep it all in on row
adding the welded loft area.
Radiant barrier on top!
Slide in the plywood floor….
and BAM, I have a tiny house floor!
Picking up my lumber.
Found some doors on Cragslist
Starting in on framing some walls
It was a wall raising party, these guys were instrumental!
And hey, I even got to meet fellow tiny house star Jonathan (Gungy) and his pup Barney!
and then there was sheathing.
Followed by insulation and that radiant barrier again!
Oh, and moving it out of the shop into the daylight, scary close on not fitting!
The roof starts to go up.
Radiant barrier + roof
roadtrip with bad weather on the way = cover the house!
Then the roof comes!
This was the proudest moment to this point… it actually started to look like my sketch!
Starting to get into the electrical
and BAM, wires!
And then Theron had this wild idea (.com) and came over to hang out…
and I got those doors professionally hung, I have heard that part stinks to do yourself!
and the roof goes on
and on and on… finally got finished though!
and then uh oh! OUCH! I broke my foot and my back in two places (cha-ching, tiny house living just got more spendy…)
and then I got to be in a big fancy article by Laura LaVoie on how NOT to hurt yourself building a tiny house, I will never understand why so many people wanted to talk to me of all people about safety… I am clearly NOT the right candidate for that… :)
but shortly after time to get back to work (if my Dr. saw that he would be pissed… but it was a proud moment to get back to work…)
Even if I couldnt bring myself to be on the roof again… right away, James and dad hung the trim.
They did great!
and then I had to start thinknig about getting up there again to finish…
No… I’ll build my planters instead…
and do ANYTHING else that doesn’t involve the roof…
But eventually the trim appeared (Thanks James) and Christopher and Merete came to film the house, they are awesome, you should check out their movie ‘TINY: A Story About Living Small’
And we got to be on a city panel with important people and talk about tiny houses, at a planning level!
and then guess what? I got on the roof, I have a whole new appreciation
and painted trim
All the way around
and then for the ceiling insulation, winter was coming again you know…
and time to see if that wiring was done well or not…
Success (my new proudest moment to date)
then some late night porch building
and Unce Bob sent me a home made rug for my tiny house, from one tiny house builder to another! :)
and onto sheetrock
after some mud
and the other side
and window trim/texturing/painting
and back to welding for my dresser and stairs
Here is the stair frame
and with the wood that Stacey found [for free] on Craigslist, enough for my house and hers!
and the shower enclosure
with a rock floor!
Bathroom standing in shower
Porch, one row of siding
Trellis side of house
Living room and bed loft
Bed loft, roomy enough for my king size
All the cabinet bases
Porch light installed
Painting out the ‘closet’ cabinets
getting the counter pieces on
Recycled wine glass planter project
Ceiling fan in!
Some photo editing
Starting the tilework
Lookin more and more house-like
Trim-work in place
And starting in on the shower, it’s the same tiles quartered
Getting ready to wash my grungy hair
cleaning up the floor
I found the perfect couch on Craigslist that will be recovered… eventually
Finally hooked up ALL of my electrical
Prepping the water heater
The fridge is perfect!
The kitchen is coming together
Planted my vines in the trellis, hope they do ok!
starting in on the siding!
Siding day two.
The ‘mechanical room’ (under the kitchen sink)
Bathroom sink is in!
Other side Kitchen
Tiny house party :)
A tiny cutting board I got hand-build from a gentleman in Washington who just liked my project!
Getting the millwork in
A bathroom shot
and the shower
Custom made curtains
Almost done with the recycled pallet siding
Slapping some paint on the cupboards, still need to get to the drawers
The completed bathroom barn door
It’s the best accent color I could find, it’s only appropriate its the door color too!
Moving the bed in!
The living area
finished siding all stained
and moving day, scary!
the new location
Kitchen shelves up
Media center in