Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tiny House Interior Progress: Painting / Millwork / Deck / Stairs

I am finally getting around to posting our progress!  This week has been busy, as usual, and getting home after 8pm I’ve been too lazy to post anything….  So, this will be a huge conglomerate post on what we’ve been working on lately in finishing up the Tiny House:

  • Painting of the Interior
  • Front Porch / Deck
  • Millwork / Casework / Cabinetry
  • Interior Stairs

First, we have the interior painted.  We started rolling it, but that took forever, so Shane sprayed it out.  We used Sherwin Williams “Alabaster” in an eggshell finish.

White painted interior

White painted interior

keep reading…

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Simple Sunday

“When every possible need is satisfied before we even have a chance to perceive and respond to it, creativity and resourcefulness can’t flourish.  We become victims of the great disease of technological society — meaninglessness. … Besides damaging the human spirit, unquestioning dependence on machines is bad for the human body.  Henry Fairlie, essayist for the Washington Post, analyzes it like this:

read on….

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Tiny Progress: Drywall Mudding and Plaster

Well, we’re almost done with our drywall.  We’ve got it all taped and mudded and plastered and we purchased the interior paint (Sherwin Williams ‘Alabaster’)  yesterday so we’re almost ready to cover it up!

Living Room - with Drywall

What a pain.  Tons of sanding.  But it’s going to be so pretty and smooth and white inside.  Sanding action photo:

read on, reader…

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Our Audio Interview with Tiny r(E)volution.us

Well, if you miss our happy voices (or have never heard them), here’s your chance!

We did a phone interview with Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution.us last week and our interview is live on his site: click here to listen to the conversation.

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Deep Thoughts Saturday

“As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life.  Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling?  Sometimes it seemed that way.”

- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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Tiny Progress: still working on Drywall Inside…

It’s been a few days since our last post, and that’s because we’ve hit a bit of an uphill climb in our race to finish building our new Tiny Home.  Some things go fast.  Then some things (like our siding with galvanized z-bar flashing) and drywall, take a bit longer!

Also we had our first interview this week with Andrew Odom of Tiny Revolution.  We’ll let you know when that gets posted on his site.  We were gloriously brilliant and witty.  Well.  Shane was witty, I was just trying to sound awake!  Not a morning person.

We got the drywall installed two days ago, and have been installing corner bead and now plastering the edges of each sheet.  It’s so exciting to not see our framing anymore.  Continue reading

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Tiny Progress: Drywall Inside

We’ve been installing drywall inside the tiny house the past two days and it is so nice to get a finished material installed inside.  Feels like we’re getting closer to moving in!

And yes, before you freak out, we know drywall has not been used before in tiny houses, and to be honest, of course we are a little concerned about how it will perform with the vibration from moving the house.  Continue reading

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Simple Sunday

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” 

     ~William Morris

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Deep Thoughts Saturday

“There are many stages to a man’s life.  In the first stage, he is young and eager, like a beaver.  In the second stage, he wants to build things, like dams, and maybe chew down some trees.  In the third stage, he feels trapped, and then “skinned.”  I’m not sure what the fourth stage is.”

- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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Tiny House Construction: Insulation

We’ve been busy installing our insulation in the Tiny House we are building.  We went with a closed cell foam board insulation product that will have a high R-value and will also offer some extra structural reinforcing.

We wanted to have the house spray-foamed with 2 lb. foam, but alas, the price came in way too high ($1,600).  We found this insulation on craigslist for $400 for the whole lot.  A great deal, but we’ve spent three days installing it, which is a long time.  It’s a very tedious process!  First, we measure the wall cavity it needs to fit into…  Continue reading

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