Tiny House Construction – Weeks 13-16

Tiny House Construction – Weeks 13-16

It's been a while. I have been working hard though. Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: I had been working on the fascia boards on-and-off for a while now. Once I finished cutting them to size and got them test fitted, I then had to remove all of the boards in order to sand them down, especially the rough cut ends. Before installing the boards for real, we had to decide on what we actually want to house to look like on the outside. This is something I have been thinking about since day one, but now was decision time. After having spent months looking at houses in my area I
Tiny House Construction – Week 11 & 12

Tiny House Construction – Week 11 & 12

I'm getting back in to the swing of things. Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: The first job after the break was to continue building the utility box on the tongue of the trailer. I finished off the framing, securing it to the house and then moved on to sheathing it. For this I used all scrap pieces of plywood, which I have in abundance. I also applied several coats of sealant to the bottom of the box to give it a little moisture protection. Carly and I then started making the fascia boards that run down the entire length of the house and fitting them in place.
Tiny House Construction – Week 10

Tiny House Construction – Week 10

I have just had nearly four weeks off of the house build, having given myself a much needed break. I really had to think back to what I did in the last week before my break, which this update covers. For this reason, it is a little brief! Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Day 48 Cutting out the windows. This was pretty quick and very satisfying! Day 49 Some small roof blocking work. Day 50 Adding the roof framing for the lookouts. These will hold up the roof overhangs at each end of the house. I also started framing an interesting roof section at the end
Tiny House Construction – Week 8 & 9

Tiny House Construction – Week 8 & 9

It's been a busy couple of weeks and the house is really starting to take shape. Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Day 36 & 37 I started the week by finishing off some smaller jobs including some finishing touches to a couple of rafters and tightening up the threaded rods.  Once the threaded rods were tight (but not not too tight) I used thread lock to glue the bolt at the top. This will prevent it from coming loose when it is encased within the wall. Should the rod ever loosen, I can re-tighten from underneath the trailer. My windows also arrived today,
Tiny House Construction – Week 7

Tiny House Construction – Week 7

Fresh from two whole days off (a first since starting the build!) I felt better prepared to start work on the roof. This week is all about the roof. Watch a time lapse to see what I got up to this week: Day 31 Today was very much a production line. I needed to make lots of rafters, so instead of making them one-by-one I decided to apply one step to each rafter at a time. This way I was doing one job over and over and didn't have to change my setup. To build each 45 degree rafter I cut them to length at a 45 degree angle then cut out the 'birds mouth' (a notch cut out of the rafter
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