Every house, big or small needs a solid foundation to ensure durability and a long life. This is a picture from the beginning of the build after screwing down the plywood subfloor to the metal frame of the trailer. Before any of that took place, we first had to level the trailer using standard jacks to … More A Solid Foundation
After nailing down the plywood boards to the rafters, and laying down a moisture-repelling film, the last step was the shingles. This week, we successfully lined up and nailed down all the remaining shingles, which just happen to be UGA themed!
On Tuesday Burke, Tori, and I continued working on placing siding to the left of the front door on the tiny house. We spent the day cutting siding from smaller scrap pieces of wood so that we could minimize the amount of siding waste. We also spent time making sure that our section of siding to … More More Siding
Are you pondering the possibility of creating your own tiny house? If so, you’re taking a great step by looking at our blog! Research is key when it comes to designing such a building, and doing so in an efficient, friendly way. We will have a cost-effective, FANTASTIC looking house when we are done building … More Inspiration for Your Tiny House
This week the groups will be working towards completing the siding of the house. This will serve as the “face” of the house’s exterior. We were fortunate to have the wood materials for this project to be a “homegrown” product. A large tree at the UGArden fell during a storm a while ago, and they … More Mission this week: Siding!
As you may have seen in the pictures on other posts, we have some of the windows installed on the house! Most of the windows are normal “sliding” windows as shown in the picture below: We also decided to add an “awning” window on the end of the house. Picture below: Professor Berle enlightened us that … More Window, Window, in the Wall
On Tuesday, Thomas and I had the opportunity to help the electrician with the wiring for the interior of our tiny house. Pretty soon we will have lights, a ceiling fan, and electrical outlets! Tuesday was the first time that I had any experience with electrical wiring. We stapled the insulated wires to the studs and then ran … More Working Towards Lighting
i stumbled across this really cool time lapse video of a tiny house being built. while it is much more elaborate than ours, the processes are all the same and its cool to watch it go up right before your eyes! it makes me wish we had a time lapse of our little house! enjoy! … More tiny house time lapse
yesterday we made more progress! the first picture shows where we started yesterday and then the next shows what we got done by the end of the day. i know it may not look like much, BUT putting up siding is harder than it looks, especially around the window. the roofing shingles are about 2/3 … More taking it to new heights
We have begun attaching the siding and the roofing materials!! The house is coming along nicely. I never thought I would have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Hands on learning is definitely the way to go. We also got the house wired for electricity today! How awesome is that?? I … More Siding and Roofing!!