It’s Moving Day! Moving the Beehive Tiny House to Colorado

Just a quick post to tell you we’re moving the Byer Beehive Tiny House / Tiny Mart to Crestone, CO today!  I’ll do a more thorough post of the finished details later… but we’re hitching up right now….

Clothesline Tiny Homes is moving our latest project - The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart Tiny House - up to Crestone, Colorado today!

Clothesline Tiny Homes is moving our latest project – The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart Tiny House – up to Crestone, Colorado today!

Hitching the Tiny House up to the truck.  Clothesline Tiny Homes is sad to see our client's tiny house leave.. but we're happy for him and know it's going to a great home!

Hitching the Tiny House up to the truck. Clothesline Tiny Homes is sad to see our client’s tiny house leave.. but we’re happy for him and know the tiny house is going to a great home!

 

Hope all is well, and I’ll talk to you soon!

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Beehive Tiny House: Interior Paneling, Flooring, and Trim

Well, here is a long overdue update on our progress building the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart for our client in Colorado.  The last post I wrote about it we were doing exterior siding, staining and painting and we’ve now finished out the interior.

Shane found beautiful beetle kill / blue-stain pine siding for the Tiny House interior walls at our local lumber yard.

Shane found beautiful beetle kill / blue-stain pine siding for the Tiny House interior walls at our local lumber yard.

We ended up using EcoTouch fiberglass insulation.  Zero voc's and almost the R-value of foam.  I went to a lecture on foam insulation and while it performs, it's hard to feel good about putting a chemical product into the world that will never go away...  Have you seen the film "Garbage Island"??  It's sad.  Plastic never goes away, it just gets smaller and smaller.

We ended up using EcoTouch fiberglass insulation. Zero voc’s and almost the R-value of foam. I went to a lecture on foam insulation and while it performs, it’s hard to feel good about putting a chemical product into the world that will never go away… Have you seen the film “Garbage Island”?? It’s sad. Plastic never goes away, it just gets smaller and smaller.

I can be such a bleeding environmentalist…  here’s a quote from Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold:

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Another article online…

wow, another story about us living in a tiny house and our website is going crazy!  almost 8,000 hits today.

this one was on “Mail Online” a UK online news website.  a really great story they wrote, click the photo below to read the story.

Article about living in our tiny house...

Article about living in our tiny house…

And I really need to do a post about progress on our current tiny house project underway, the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.  Soon!  We’re just so busy working on it, I haven’t had time to blog.

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NY Daily News Article about Clothesline Tiny Homes

The NY Daily News wrote a really nice article about us living in our tiny house.  Click the photo to read the article…

NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.

NY Daily News wrote a story about Clothesline Tiny Homes.

And… we’ve had over 200,000 hits on our website!  We created the website a little over a year ago, so I guess there is a lot of interest in living tiny.  We’ve been working on the Beehive tiny house and I’ll do an update soon.  Hope everyone is well!

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Making Fun of Tiny Houses…

I had to re-blog this video I just saw on Treehugger, a spoof about tiny houses and sustainability.  Hilarious.  Watch it through to the end, the last few lines are the funniest…

Tiny House spoof movie

by Dawn Jones of Heart + Spark Productions.

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Beehive: Exterior Siding and Roofing

Here’s the latest series of photos showing our construction progress on the Beehive Mini Mart Tiny House / Store:

Beehive Tiny Store: installing high temp metal roofing underlayment

Beehive Tiny Store: installing high temp metal roofing underlayment

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Beehive Tiny Store: Housewrap is installed, windows are masked and we’re painting the exterior trim.

Beehive Mini Mart: Michael removing masking over the windows

Beehive Mini Mart: Michael removes masking over the windows.

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Beehive Mini Mart: Siding is installed, ready for batten strips.  You can see our gray stain color samples sitting on the ground.  We finally decided on a darker stain reminiscent of old weathered mountain cabins.

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Beehive Mini Mart: Batten strips installed, siding stained, metal roofing installed. The exterior is pretty much complete!

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Beehive Mini Mart: Exterior siding is stained, window trim is installed. The big window on the side slides open so patrons can be served outside; food-cart style. The shed structure on the trailer hitch will house propane for the store’s heater as well as future PV solar system batteries.

Beehive Mini Mart: next we move on to the interior where we will install full height wall shelves, counters, and a fridge and freezer.

Beehive Mini Mart: next we move on to the interior, where we will install full height wall shelves, counters, and a fridge and freezer.

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Tiny House Interior: Decorating

Well, seeing as it’s the fourth month of winter, I figured it was time to make some insulated curtains for our tiny house that we have been living in since May 2012.  Of course, I’ve been thinking about the curtains since… oh, maybe October of last year, but I was stalled because I couldn’t decide what color they should be.

Since it’s a small house, everything needs to relate, so I didn’t want to just add a new color or pattern.  I finally decided to go with a color scheme of gray and yellow throughout the house and I really like how it’s turned out!

Tiny house roman shade curtains in the closed position.

Tiny house roman shade curtains in the closed position.  Curtains are lined with quilt batting to provide insulation from the cold winter weather.

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Beehive: Roof Framing and Wall Sheathing

Beehive Mini Mart / Tiny House: Roof is framed and we're sheathing the walls

Beehive Mini Mart / Tiny House: Roof is framed and we’re sheathing the walls

Beehive Mini Mart / Tiny House: wall sheathing

Beehive Mini Mart / Tiny House: wall and roof sheathing

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Beehive: Floor and Wall Framing and Sheathing

We had some good weather this week here in Santa Fe and spent the last two days working on our new client project, The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.  (click on the Category: Beehive Mini Mart in the list to the right to see all the posts about the Beehive…)

Day 1: Trailer Leveling, Floor Framing, Floor Insulation, Floor Sheathing, and Bolt-Downs to Trailer Frame
Trailer is leveled and we're ready to start framing the floor.

Trailer is leveled and we’re ready to start framing the floor.

Floor is framed and insulated.

Floor is framed and insulated.

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Starting the Beehive Mobile Mini Mart . We have the trailer!

We have the trailer for our client’s project: The Beehive Mobile Mini Mart!  Very exciting.  We’ll be starting the build next week and at last I’ll have something exciting to blog about again!  And You all will have another build to follow along on!  And our client will have a new mini mobile business!

Trailer for Clothesline Tiny Home's new client project: Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.

Trailer for Clothesline Tiny Home’s new client project: Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.

We had this trailer custom built to have integral jack stands as well as a full width 8′-0″ wide platform.  Framing and anchor bolts will be a breeze with this wider foundation.

The trailer is 8′-0″ wide by 16′-0″ long and the store will be 14′-0″ long with a 2′-0″ deck on the rear.  You can read more about the design of the tiny store and Clothesline’s client in this previous blog post.

New Trailer for Clothesline's upcoming project: Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.

New Trailer for Clothesline’s upcoming project: Beehive Mobile Mini Mart.

You can follow along with us when we start building next week.  Search “Beehive” here on our blog or click on the ‘Beehive Mini Mart’ category in the right hand column.

Getting this trailer reminds me of when we bought our trailer to build a tiny house for ourselves.  The trailer was used and required quite a bit of work to convert it from a car hauler to a foundation for a house.  I am a fan of re-purposing, but when it comes to the foundation for a structure…we’re excited to start the build on a new, clean slate.

Take care and stay posted…

- Carrie

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