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Tiny House Construction:  Vapour Barrier, Interior Walls and a Loft

Tiny House Construction: Vapour Barrier, Interior Walls and a Loft

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: As you may have noticed in my last update, using the house as both the workshop, storage and the job site was starting to get a little cramped. I decided to buy a portable car shelter to act as storage and workshop in order to free up inside the house. Continuing with the vapour barrier that I started before the Christmas break, I insulated around the wheel wells before sealing up the walls. Installing the vapour barrier in the ceiling was very time consuming, as I wanted a good seal at the ridge to prevent any moisture from
Tiny House Construction: Propane, More Plumbing & A Bit of Electrical

Tiny House Construction: Propane, More Plumbing & A Bit of Electrical

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Coming back from a bit of a break, my goal was to chip away at the project over autumn and winter. I decided that every afternoon I could I would spending trying to achieve 'something', big or small on the house (which it turns out is easier said than done!). Thanks to Richard and Jake for your continued assistance and a HUGE shout out to Brady for the work (/therapy) sessions and to Carly for your support as always. It means a lot. I started by making some big holes in the walls! These are to accommodate the kitchen and shower room
Tiny House Construction: Plumbing & Electrical Rough-In

Tiny House Construction: Plumbing & Electrical Rough-In

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: After many moons away from the project, followed by many more researching and planning the next stages of the build, some progress finally occurred in the house! A huge thank you to Brady who came over from Vancouver to help for the weekend. I was also fortunate to connect with Jake, an electrician who agreed to answer all of my (many) questions on the electrical planning as well as actually carry out the work. Thanks guys, I appreciate the support. The first job was to construct the toilet/shower room wall and install a loft bean above.
Tiny House Construction – Week 27 and a Move

Tiny House Construction – Week 27 and a Move

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: The final push! Shingling the end walls of the loft made my head hurt to think about. With a 12:12 pitch below and a 4:12 pitch above, I not only needed to shingle straight in this very awkward, tight space but I also wanted to make the shingles line up with the shingles on the wall below. Instead of thinking too hard I decided to just go with it and rely on my newly acquired shingling experience to back me up. This tactic worked surprisingly well and I was happy with the outcome. With one side of the loft shingled you would
Tiny House Construction – Weeks 25-26

Tiny House Construction – Weeks 25-26

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Time to put a roof on this house. Just taking delivery of the roofing metal seemed like a victory, but there was much more work to be done. It happened to be the hottest time of the year here while I was working on this. Under the metal roof of the barn with the sun beaming down on it, I was working on my metal roof, with spotlights also beaming. I have never sweated so much in my life. At least I got to test it's waterproofness. Before I could lay the panels on the roof (standing seam, which have ridges that clip in to one
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