The tiny house built this semester is going to stay on UGA’s campus. In fact, it is only going to move 10 feet from our construction site. Students from the UGArden leveled the location with a tractor last week. Since the tiny house will be ADA accessible a ramp will be built for one entry.
Tiny houses can have a large variety of who they could house. One of these being H-2A workers. H-2A workers are immigrants that come to the United States to work as farm labor, mainly during harvest seasons. The H-2A program has requirements for houses, that tiny houses meet. Some of these requirements are 100 sqft … More Potential Uses for Tiny Houses
While working we have had some issues with warped wood. Because most our boards are stored outside, some boards have experienced warping that have caused them to bend. This serves as an issue because bent boards can be a liability to the structure of the house and can throw off the plans for the house.
On Monday Rance and I were in charge of measuring and cutting the 2×4’s for the house. George would call out lengths to us, we would make a mark with the amount on the 2×4, and then cut the length with a circular saw. Some of the pieces needed to be angled, so we would … More Measuring and Cutting
Work on framing the roof continues! We measured, measured again, placed the beams, adjusted them every so slightly, and used the nail gun to fix them in place. Since we needed two people, that meant two ladders, with an extra one for good measure. Navigating the ladders and everyone working was good agility training.
I learned a new meaning of “toenails” this week: long nails you shoot into the base of support beams. The idea is to get it diagonally through the vertical beam and into the horizontal beam below it. Generally you put two on one side and one on the other. It’s safe to say the tiny house … More Fixing my Toenails
Checkout our blueprint of the tiny house. ADA bathroom, kitchen, office, and deck!
As we make progress on this semester’s tiny house, it’s awesome to see a side-by-side comparison with the finished product. The fall 2016 semester house is still getting its final touches down at UGArden, and so we’re lucky enough to see what our house will soon turn into. As we look on at the bare bones … More Tiny House: Past & Present
If you would have asked me six weeks ago if I ever thought I’d be a pro at using a nail gun, I would have told you to keep dreaming. But after a day of cutting plywood to fit the frame and nailing panels up, I can confidently say that I am on my way … More Nail Gun Champs
Mondays have come to be my favorite days. What better way to spend the day than outside in the fresh air building teamwork and useful skills? Oh and especially when almost every workday as been blue skies and 65° + weather! It still amazes me that I got the opportunity to be a part of … More The Most Useful Class I’ve Ever Taken