Tiny House Construction – Week 3

Tiny House Construction – Week 3

After a bit of a break it was time to crack on with framing the walls. In normal house construction, with a well oiled team, this is usually a very fast stage. I am doing this for the first time, and am having to cut every piece of wood to a custom length, so we will see how 'fast' this goes. Watch a time lapse to see what I got up to this week: Build Day 10 Today I got to use my new framing nailer to build the first wall. It actually was a little harder than I expected! Being the first time I had framed, I was learning as I go (no change there then), I was also learning how to use
Tiny House Construction – Week 2

Tiny House Construction – Week 2

After waiting around for so long to start the build I have been very go go go on the house. My plan is to get the house watertight and road worthy so I can move it into the driveway where we are living and eliminate the rent I am paying on the barn. This does factor into my wanting to make good progress on the house, but mainly it's because I am having so much fun. Watch a time lapse to see what I got up to this week: Build Day 5 Today I finished bolting the blocking in place. I also found out the hard way that a 5/8th inch bolt does not have a 5/8th inch nut (the bolt is 5/8" in diameter,
Tiny House Construction – Week 1

Tiny House Construction – Week 1

I had been very sick for the best part of a month and excessive coughing had left me with a cracked rib, all of which delayed the start of the build. Despite some mild pain my doctor had given me the nod to start some work, as long as I didn't get too carried away. It feels like I had to wait forever, but finally I can start! Watch a time lapse to see what I got up to this week: Getting set up Waking up on the morning when I took possession of the barn (where I will start the build) it felt like my first day of school, or a new job. When I mentioned this to Carly over breakfast she
Importing A Trailer From the US Into Canada

Importing A Trailer From the US Into Canada

If you are like me, you may have found this page because you are considering importing a trailer into Canada from the US, but aren't sure how complicated the process is. At first glance this may seem like a lot to take in, but don't be daunted - it is actually pretty easy. As long as you have your ducks in a row, you will have a smooth importation process. While doing my own research I found the following very useful: L-Dawg and Roar's Tiny House SHED: Mobile Habitat Project Tiny Timber Tiny Nest It was resources like these that made figuring out the process so easy. I have
Tiny House, Big Trailer

Tiny House, Big Trailer

Having never towed anything before I was both excited and a little nervous about the prospect of driving a 26.6 foot trailer 650km home from a different country. I managed to get a couple of practise sessions in from kind (and trusting!) individuals (thanks Dayna and JP) who also gave me a few tips. I was most worried about reversing, but had been assured that the longer the trailer, the easier it becomes. I have to send out a huge thank you to Morgan, who kindly allowed us to use his truck to go and collect the trailer. This made life a whole lot easier, and ol' red did us proud, so
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