Well, we were all wondering, was the design right? Is the master loft large enough? Survey says, "yup!". I had a hard time coming down from there yesterday. I wanted to perch and have an iced tea, maybe dive into a book. <sigh> must keep pushing through to the finish. Come see us at the Tiny House Jamboree August 5-7! Here's a link to the website: www.tinyhousejamboree.com
Morning all! Drywall texture (or rather, lack of texture) is perfect! I primed today and got all the door and window trim painted. it looks so finished and clean. I'm very pleased with the work that has gone into this beautiful home. It will be a perfect showcase house for the Tiny Home Jamboree on August 5th to represent the quality Spring Branch produces. PS These are not the donuts you are looking for... #TinyHouseJamboree
The siding is going up! I think it really classes up the joint, don't you? I love the dark color with the contrast of the white windows. Makes me feel so happy to see such progress! Oh, and there's my happy helper, grinning away!
My sister is here this week and I thought I'd have her on something pleasurable, like painting. It wasn't to be. Drywall installers worked 3 days to get the gorgeous smooth texture I wanted so the interior was still drying. So, next best thing. Siding stain! I opted for an acrylic, water-based stain. Using a spray gun achieved the best coverage because we could spray it on really thick then use a 3" brush to float it in the cracks and cover the exposed ends. All in all, it we
A must-do is almost done. Donning respirator, long sleeves and taped gloves I jumped into the insulation task today. Kraft faced batts are the way to go because of the built in vapor barrier but they add a lot of time to the install. I believe I'll research using poly sheets as a vapor barrier next time. This house is tight! all the windows are foamed so much I have to cut away the excess, exterior is Tyvek wrapped, ceiling is crammed to the sheathing with closed cell foam, a
After installing the recirculating hot water line I tested the plumbing. Always a relief when your plumbing doesn't leak. : ) Shower valve is in place with sturdy blocking behind so it doesn't move. After this photo I insulated the recirc pipes inside the walls to keep that hot water hot as it goes back to the heater. I have high hopes for this system to keep the hot water flowing to the shower with less propane than if we just heated the water and sent it along. #tinyhomeplu
I think I've found the siding! It is real cedar shake and it's lightweight, gorgeous and smells soooooo incredible. I think I literally fell in love at first sight with this. (but then again, that's why I work construction, because I adore the textures and smells of this trade) So here it is... #tinyhomesheathing
Finally got the insulating guys out to spray closed-cell foam in the ceiling and roof. They completely filled the cavity between the joists, giving the roof an R value of 36-38. We sheathed the roof the same day. Hot work. Glad I'm not a roofer! : ) #tinyhomeroof
So, installing the ceiling so the insulation guys have something to spray to from above. It's been raining here every afternoon, so installing drywall with an open roof made me really nervous but we were lucky to keep the rain at bay.