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Tiny House Construction: The Finale!

Tiny House Construction: The Finale!

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Well it's been a while! Things have come along nicely. First up was installing the engineered maple flooring that I got a Craigslist deal on. The install was pretty straight forward once I got into a rhythm. I calculated that I had just the right amount, as long as I didn't install flooring underneath the cabinets (that'll save some weight too). I hoped that I would have enough to go under the fridge/freezer, but not the end of the world if I didn't - I could just patch that with plywood and no-one (else) would ever know. I was
Tiny House Construction: Getting There!

Tiny House Construction: Getting There!

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to: Things are really starting to com together as I venture into the finishing work. With the end starting to peak over the horizon I am spurred on, so lots to cover in this update. With the walls complete, Carly and I decided on colours and finishes. We decided to paint the plywood walls and leave the floor/ceiling natural wood to prevent a too-woody-sauna-feel. After some deliberation we decided on two colours: a light green and a light grey/white. Unfortunately most of the painting sessions were lost from the time lapse video due to a technical
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
A Journal From the Long Trail

A Journal From the Long Trail

This Autumn I thru hiked the Long Trail in Vermont. America's oldest long distance hiking trail would be my first foray into the big American hikes. My goal was to learn about what it takes to do the really big stuff. No proper thru hike would be complete without a trail name. Call me Hobo Joe, or just Hobo. I estimated the hike would take around three weeks and required some logistics, which I quite enjoyed. This would be the first time I sent myself resupply packages, which mainly consisted of homemade dehydrated meals. This would also be my lightest hike to date, as I ventured into
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
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