Well, we started installing our roofing on our Tiny House and it looks great! Metal (steel) Pro-panel roofing in a burnished slate color. While steel might not often be thought of as a green or eco-friendly product (because it is so sharp?) it is actually a decent product due to it’s high recycleability. Most steel is recycled and there is very little lost in the recycling process (so it’s not just “down-cycled”). It is also durable leading to longevity, and no need to replace it with more materials.
Blah, blah, blah, here’s a couple pictures:
Yesterday we trekked to Phoenix and picked up some closed-cell foam insulation to use for insulating the walls and ceiling of our house. We wanted to use spray foam but the quote came in SO high that we just couldn’t justify it. $1,600 for the spray foam, and we paid less than $400 for the foil-backed foam boards. A craigslist find that didn’t seem to be stolen… haha. Sometimes you wonder when you’re buying building materials from someone who has a lot of them from an unidentified source. They appear to be “seconds” with slight voids.
Was a tall, light load coming back from Phoenix:
We also went to Ikea! Ikea! (I really like going to Ikea.) We ended up returning the kitchen sink we had purchased because it was WAY too big. 31″ wide with the drainboard. It was so shiny…but for the price of that kitchen sink we got a new kitchen sink and all our upper open shelving for the kitchen, as well as hanging racks for the bathroom and some scissor extension mirrors! Great deals. Can’t wait until we can start installing the interior components.
Work on our tiny house is squeezed in between our real jobs… Currently I am working on space plans for a Waldorf School in Flagstaff, getting ready to start construction documents on a residence in Prescott, random drafting for a landscape architect, and, on Thursday, I’ll be driving a diesel bus down to Tucson taking Ecosa ecological design students on a field trip. I attended the Ecosa Institute and am also a faculty member there. We’ll be touring Tucson with Brad Lancaster, a rainwater harvesting genius in Arizona.
Okay, hope all is well in everyone’s world. (it’s the same world as mine, right? haha)