I have been working in the studio for over a month now and it's just divine! It feels like my very own women cave.
Our main house is old, built around 1929 and being that it's old there's no insulation. So being in a space that is fully insulated and weather proofed it makes me think about how energy inefficient our house is, not to mention that it's always cold and damp! Time to make some changes? Making changes also means $$$.
Well never mind.... for now I can escape to my little dream work space.
The only thing left to do now is build a sky light and paint the outside but it's totally workable. So for now I'll wait till the spring to wrap this project up.... next will be the green house.
Friday, October 21, 2011
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
A couple of foot notes to the last post.
In one of the photos you can see a blue tarp outside the window. Well under that tarp awaits my next project.... a green house built from old windows. But for now I think it will have to wait until next spring?
Also I will be posting a video or two soon.
ciao for now
Posted by Tina at 12:21 AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So as promised this post is about the electrical, lights etc.
To begin with My mentor Rick found a used electrical panel in an old house that was going to be torn down just the next block over from us. I mentioned this in an older post and I'm happy to say it has come in handy and the old house is long gone.
I had a family friend who is an electrician install the panel next to our main house panel. He then installed a GFCI receptacle 4 feet below the panel on the out side of the main house. GFCI is all Greek to me!
Next a neat little power box and extra heavy duty cord was wired in to my tiny house and discreetly placed on the outside.
This is when my sequence of events gets a bit mixed up. The painting was next so now I can finally put up the lights!
All went pretty well..... the funny thing about me is I like when things go off with no glitches, don't we all? I've got to stop doing that to myself. So the track lighting was a piece of cake so were the the pendent lights for that matter. The problem was when I finished the pendents not only were they not working but the tracks weren't working either and they were fine the night before. Turns out the light switches were on separate circuits and when the switches were put in they got wired as one. So that was pretty easy to figure out with a little help.... I was a little frustrated. But all's well and ends well, I'm so please with how it looks!
Posted by Tina at 11:22 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
It's been over a month since my last post and I have to blame the nice weather. I use to blame the bad weather for not working on the tiny house but with the good weather there has been so many other things to do. But I did make some headway with completing the floor. The trim is all done and we started painting last weekend and should be all done on the inside by the end of this weekend.
I've never really been an expert painter so who I mean by we is my hubby Walter... he's the painter in our house. Thank goodness for him too as he knows how paint works, how much pressure to use on the roller and so forth. He's the expert!
The electrical was also done this summer but I just realized I don't have photo's so I will have to save that for another post.
Posted by Tina at 10:54 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The other piece that is finally done is the floor. This was another fantastic find. My neighbor found this floor all nicely packaged up in the lane way with a free sign. Brand new flooring! Crazy! It make you wonder why people are tossing perfectly good stuff out. At least they gave someone a chance to take it rather then sending to the land fill. I'm happy!
Posted by Tina at 5:55 PM
Monday, July 11, 2011
OK so a lot has happened since my last post. I finally got the soffits finished! Yay!
The windows are now in properly..... on hinges and I've been running around town trying to find latches that will work with these custom windows. Not so easy.I may have to go to Jacks used building supplies over town he always has unusual stuff.
There's more to report but I'm crazy tired not just from building but I'm just coming off a 10 day juice cleans so me needs me rest.
Posted by Tina at 10:19 PM