We decided, since we’re not really building many tiny houses ** to reveal our big drywall secret that we used when we built our tiny house!
We used a product called TrimTex Magic Corner in lieu of conventional joint tape / mesh. Magic Corner is an expansion bead made for vaulted ceilings where drywall joints almost always crack. It’s plastic with a rubber expansion panel that can flex, if necessary. We used it on every joint. It wouldn’t be great on outside corners, fyi…
Tiny house drywall trim to allow for expansion – Trim Tex Magic Corner.
We finished and delivered the Beehive Mini Mart tiny house a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share a few more photos:
I think I already posted this photo in the recent post about moving the tiny house… but I love it! So I am forcing you to look at it again! Because I can. The ominous clouds… the irony of the “colorful” colorado sign on a gray day…
The tiny house on the move: at the Colorado-New Mexico border.
the finished tiny house at night…
Look at the beautiful symmetry and wonderful oversized steps that make this porch a fabulous spot to sit and hang out.
the adorable tiny house porch railings!
the tiny house from the … front? back? the hitch end anyway.
A utility closet built on the trailer tongue houses propane tanks, etc. The large window on the side slides open and will be the serving window for customers looking for the perfect cappuccino. Or pint of local honey. Or… t.b.d.
the finished interior of the tiny house. beetle kill / blue-stain pine. engineered wood flooring.
What would you use this mobile tiny store for? A community reading room? A coffee shop? I’m curious! Let me know in the comments below.
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!
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!
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.
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:
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: Housewrap is installed, windows are masked and we’re painting the exterior trim.
Beehive Mini Mart: Michael removes masking over the windows.
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.
Beehive Mini Mart: Batten strips installed, siding stained, metal roofing installed. The exterior is pretty much complete!
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.
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.
Floor is framed and insulated.
We took video footage of our tiny house out on the road a month ago and we finally got it edited and uploaded for you all to watch:
I mentioned this in past blog posts, but watching the house pull out of the shop was one of the proudest moments of my life! It was like watching our child perform on the big stage! (Metaphorically speaking, of course. We don’t have any children. Just Rio, our terrier – and he doesn’t do any stage shows as of yet.) So much work and effort and stress and plans and dreams all finished up and out in the big world. It was heartwarming.
I was the follow car and it was so funny to see all the rubbernecking as we drove down the road. Everyone either whipped their head around or flew to the rearview mirror to catch a glimpse of our house going down the road.
I did a longer post about taking the house out for a drive back here…
Next up: we’ll do some interior tours and photos.
Hope all is well!
- Carrie (and Shane – who edited all the video footage and created this really cool movie!)
Today has been a big day! this morning we had an interview with the ABC channel 15 morning show from Phoenix. It was very fun. I’ll let you know when the segment airs and I’ll post it here too.
Also… we moved the house to our new site! So exciting. Feels quite surreal. All the work, all the time, now it’s done and we can move in.
First, the interview photos: (I was going to film the anchorman filming us… but that seemed awkward.)
Getting interviewed by ABC channel 15 morning show.
We took the house out for a spin on Saturday and it was glorious! Watching it pull out of the shop into the sunlight… I felt so proud! For those of you new to our journey, we bought our trailer at the end of February, worked out the design at the end of February / beginning of March, and built our own custom designed Tiny House in ten weeks. We’re moving out of our 2BR-2BA rental house into the new 200sf tiny house this week on Wednesday. We’re parking it on a residential lot here in Prescott, AZ for $300 per month, including all utilities. That’s a savings of about $800 a month.
Without further ado, here’s a photo of the house out of the shop:
Taking the house out for a drive.