Bathroom cabinetry & fixtures

Finally, we were getting into the “fun” stuff – the things that would make it a functioning home: cabinets, fixtures, stairs and appliances. It felt like we were so close to being done, but it was only the beginning of May and we, unknowingly, had another three months of work ahead of us.

At this point, I didn’t really have a clear picture of what all the cabinets and such would look like. I’m not a designer and have trouble visualizing designs in my head, so we just Continue reading “Bathroom cabinetry & fixtures”

Trim and Moulding

Now we were getting into the nitty-gritty, and the days of rough carpentry were over.

Once all the flooring was installed, we started the finicky detail work of trim and moulding for the walls and windows. It’s impressive how many hours you can spend at the lumber store comparing all the different options and prices. It is equally impressive how many hours it takes to cut and install said items. Completing this part of the project took about forty-five hours which included an initial three-hour trip to the lumber store to price out our options.

The precision in this kind of detailed work takes patience and dedication. It would be so easy to do a shoddy job, but half-ass isn’t in Mike’s vocabulary.


Cutting the first piece of trim for bedroom loft ceiling.
Mike planing the ceiling paneling so the two trim pieces come together evenly.
Since I stained the ceiling paneling, I had to stain the trim as well.
Halfway done with bedroom loft ceiling trim.
Ceiling trim completed.
More trim and window moulding done!
Trim in weird triangular area done.
Installing last piece of oak trim along bedroom loft floor.
Window trim and moulding done.
Trim around the exposed beams. An absolute nightmare!


Interior work begins

Well, would you look at that… another year has gone by as quickly as it takes me to write another post 🙄. Another soggy and windy winter has settled into the Pacific Northwest and it only seems fitting that this next long-delayed post detail the interior process.

Before the insulation was installed, I had already ordered my interior paneling for the walls and ceiling. I went with 5/8” TNG pine paneling to keep weight and cost down. We spent a fair amount of time comparing 5/16” paneling vs 5/8” paneling. Of course, it would have been nice to go with the thinner material to reduce weight. But after trying a small test area, we determined the 5/16” was a little too flimsy. When the material Continue reading “Interior work begins”

Electrical, Plumbing and Insulation

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve put up a post. Oh, wait. It has. Just about a year to be exact. It’s now winter again, and it’s hard to imagine we were in the throes of this massive project this time last year working in the frigid rain. It was about this time Mike began hassling me about my dwindling blog performance. When we started this project, I was ignorant of the time, effort, and stamina it would require.  The tiny house was all-consuming. There was little energy for much else, for instance, this blog.

For those who are unaware, the tiny house was successfully completed in early August of 2017, and I am happy to report living in the tiny house for the last five months has been, for lack of better words, like coming home. For the first time in my life since moving out of the house I grew up in, I feel like I have a true home again. This entire house was built by Mike and me. Everything in this house was chosen by me. In essence, this house is me: simple, low maintenance, a little rustic.

Now that the house is done and I’ve had some time to breathe again, I am eager to finish out the write up on the rest of the build. So, if you’re interested in seeing the interior process, please read on!
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