Category Archives: Building Techniques

Tiny House Insulation

I apologize for the delay in getting this posted. August turned out to be exceedingly hot and I wasn’t able to get out and work on the house as much as I would have liked. I also found out I’m entitled … Continue reading

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Tiny House Rough In Plumbing

I took a week off of building to assemble a new scooter I ordered. Next was to finish up the plumbing and insulation. First thing I did was to cut a hole where I wanted the drain: Here’s the drain … Continue reading

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Tiny House Electrical System

I finished installing the electrical system of the tiny house. It consists of a weather proof plug to the outside for a 15A extension cord, a GFCI circuit box, a 15A circuit breaker, 6 switches, 5 outlets (receptacles) and places … Continue reading

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Finishing The Exterior Trim

Here are some pictures of the finished exterior trim: And you can see in this final picture that I covered the supporting post with 1x4s and 1x6s to make it look nice. I also put in one more framing board … Continue reading

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Interior Framing

Now that the outside trim is almost done, I’ve begun work on the interior. Here’s a drawing of what I’m working with: If you notice the top right is the bathroom. That double circle is the toilet. The space in … Continue reading

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Adding Siding

The next step was to install the siding. I chose vinyl siding for its durability, cost and ease of installation. First off, I cut the window holes: Next I wrapped the house with the roofing tar paper. It’s actually organic … Continue reading

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Tiny House Roofing

I didn’t realize how labor intensive putting on a roof was going to be. I probably should have posted on it in stages but now it’s complete so here’s the whole process. It occurred to me that I ought to … Continue reading

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Raising The Walls

Here are some pictures from the wall raising. The long walls ended up being much heavier than I anticipated so I needed help. I imagine that if I would have left the walls unsheathed, I could have raised them myself. … Continue reading

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Fixing Water Issues

About a week ago it rained pretty heavily. I had the trailer with the floor on it covered in painter’s plastic with logs on top to hold it down. Turned out, a pool of water formed where the open porch … Continue reading

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Completing The Subflooring

Here are some pictures from the work I did installing the subfloor. In The Small House Book by Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Houses, he says to put metal flashing under the subfloor. In then in a recent video of building … Continue reading

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