Saturday, September 18, 2010

The weather here has been quite inconsistent lately and is a little frustrating when building a house, but I seemed to be ready when there is a break in the sky.

Yesterday I finished another side of the house with the battens and hopefully in the next few days I will be all done and then move on to the soffits.

Battens take a lot of nails and hammering and boy did I hammer a nail... my thumb nail! I guess I'm pretty lucky thats the first time it's happened and hopefully I won't lose it.

P.S. Thought I would add this beautiful picture of my daughter on her fall trip with her Waldorf High School.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It has been 4 days straight working on the tiny house and it was another busy one today ripping battens. A bit of multi tasking too with laundry day, sewing and prepping my daughters room for her return home from a high school wilderness trip. I think she's going to enjoy a nice clean bed tonight!

All the battens are ready to go and two more windows need to be framed, but sadly the rain has come.... I could just keep going and going. Must get it ready before winter!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another exhausting day today with much accomplished and by the end of the day the yard was looking rather messy.

Rick put in an air vent on the roof which was good as I would have never have known to do that.... I really am learning house building 101.

While I finished the siding in the back I put my two boys Misha and Sasha to work priming the siding.

I just need two more boards for the front and tomorrow I will start cutting the battens.

I'm starting to feel a bit of pressure to get the tiny house done as the rainy weather could just be around the corner. Also the crafting season is upon us and I have neglected my etsy store plus I have orders to fill..... I can't wait to be working in my tiny house!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Siding a house must be the most time consuming part of building. Saturday I finished side 2 and then the rain started so that gave me some time to catch up on house work on Sunday and back at it by noon today after getting the family house all ship shape.

The tiny house is progressing nicely with most of side 3 done except for 2 pieces. I ran out of nice boards for the front and only have scraggly ones for the back where they will not be seen.

The good news is the door is in and how sweet it looks!

I feel like I'm ready to drop but it's a good feeling.... it's been a long day.