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!

A window!

A window (opening)!

A door (opening)!

A door (opening)!

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 of the house where the two different roof pitches meet. The angles took a little time to get my head around.

Roof lookouts

Roof lookouts

Day 51

Continuing work on this tricky roof section.

Day 52

Today I started work on the roof fascia boards. This is my first external ‘finishing’ work which will be exposed to not only the human eye, but the weather. This felt like I was once again venturing in to new waters, with lots of new things to learn. First lesson: cedar is expensive!

Day 53 & 54

Working more on the roof fascia. This took quite a lot of figuring out and must be completed in order to finish framing the roof in order to sheath and then install the metal roofing. Once in place I was very happy with the result. The roof is really starting to come together and the house continues to look more ‘house-like’.

Fascia boards installed. The two different roof pitches made this tricky

Cedar fascia boards installed. The two different roof pitches made this section tricky

The other end of the house was much more straight forward

The other end of the house was much more straight forward

Day 55

I decided to pause working on the roof and start work on the utility box which will sit on the trailer tongue and be accessible from the shower/toilet room. The plans left this pretty open, so first of all I needed to decide on how big to make the box, and then design how it will be constructed.

The utility box floor being constructed. I added some rigid foam insulation which will be sandwiched into the floor.

The utility box floor being constructed. I added some rigid foam insulation which will be sandwiched into the floor.


A couple of other things that happened…

I finally got round to building some stairs up into the house made from scrap wood

I finally got round to building some stairs up into the house made from scrap wood

My door arrived! This was a completely custom door and took a lot of time and effort to make it reality

My door arrived! This was a completely custom door and took a lot of time and effort to make reality


Feeling fully rested it’s time to get back to work.

1 Comment

MOG

about 1 year ago

Looking good.

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