Exterior is done.

It was now nearing the end of October and we were feeling the pressure to complete the exterior before settling into cold and wet wintry weather. Before putting the exterior siding on, we first had to install the window trim. This went fairly easy and well, aside from seeing the first signs of issues as the temperature started to drop Continue reading “Exterior is done.”

We have a roof! And windows!

Before we knew it, it was already September and many of our weekend days were booked up for the next two months with birthday celebrations and various engagements. We tried to make up some of that time by having Mike stay on the island during the week so we could work on the house after work. In case you’re wondering, yes, it was terrible working on the house after a day’s work with our real jobs. But, we had to Continue reading “We have a roof! And windows!”

It’s starting to look like a house!

The morning of our next work day, I was making breakfast in the RV and could hear a steady sound of something dripping outside. It wasn’t raining at the moment, but it had showered the night before. So, I went outside and followed the noise which led me to look under the trailer. Lo and behold, water was streaming from Continue reading “It’s starting to look like a house!”

Subflooring installation (take 2), and then some…

When the entire subfloor was complete (or so we thought), we began constructing the framing for the walls of the tiny house. Things were getting a little more exciting now. This is where I began to see the beautiful “guts” of my house! On a Friday afternoon, we completed one end wall. Continue reading “Subflooring installation (take 2), and then some…”

Subfloor installation, take 1

The week following the installation of the aluminum flashing, a thunderstorm rolled through in the night and it rained with a fury. The entire deck was covered in water. Since we had sealed up the seams of the flashing with tape, the water had nowhere to go. This solidified our decision from last week to not install a vapor barrier on top of the flashing. To prevent any future water-logging, Mike thought it would be a good idea to Continue reading “Subfloor installation, take 1”

The tiny house build begins!

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Many of our friends and family have heard Mike and I talking about possibly building a tiny house for me for some time now. I’m happy to announce that the building of my tiny house has actually begun! It was at some point early in the year that I finally made up my mind that I wanted to live in a tiny house. I had continued living in ‘ol Betty (my RV) after I got back from my road trip last summer. The winter was harsh with Continue reading “The tiny house build begins!”