Have you been following this blog throughout the semester, watching our progress unfold? Are you a supporter and fan of organic farms and young farmers across the state? Do the topics of sustainable home design and affordable farmworker housing keep you up at night? Do you wish there was a part of this project that you could be … More The Tiny Dawg House Needs YOU!
The tiny house is making great progress and in just a couple of weeks, we will wrap up the end of this amazing semester. When I found out that I got into FHCE 4900, I was super excited to have the chance to learn what went into building a tiny house. Little did I realize how … More A Semester In Review
Yesterday afternoon, Berkley, Emily, Thomas, and I started on laying flooring. We are using a prefinished wood flooring with tongue and groove fittings. For this task, we used a nail gun specifically for flooring. Instead of pulling a trigger, we had to hit a button on the front of the nail gun with a mallet. We alternated … More And We Have Floors!
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
As Scottlyn mentioned in her previous post, ‘Nit Picking’ Tuesday was a spent working on several tedious tasks. Our house is coming along and with the weather barrier wrap on the outside and a few of the windows in place it’s starting to look more like a home than a plywood box! Here are a … More Slow and Steady Wins the Race
You’ve been hearing from our group via our blog posts for the past few weeks; here we are after raising the bathroom wall and nailing plywood to the exterior of the tiny house.
Do you like heights? I don’t! When I learned that we would be putting plywood over the rafter of our growing tiny house, my first thought was, ‘I hope I don’t have to get on the roof’. After setting up the air compressor, nail gun, and stretching out extension cords, everyone gathered around to hear … More Up to Greater Heights
Working within our tiny house team, communication is key. In order for us to more effectively communicate, Dr. Skobba has been engaging us in discussions about concepts such as green building and sustainability. The terms ‘green building’ and ‘sustainable building’ get used together so often that the specific meanings can get confused. Knowing the basics of each of these concepts helps to clarify … More Green vs. Sustainable Building: What’s the Difference?
Tuesday, we looked at the plans and sketches for our future tiny house. We discussed how the interior will be laid out and took a vote for whether we wanted a rustic or classic looking exterior. By majority vote, the rustic exterior won. The stove range had arrived earlier this week, so after carefully unloading it, we checked for shipping … More Choices, Choices