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Siding Part 2 – Cedar Shingles

I've been so pre-occupied with the house and work that I have had no time to write in these pages. So much has happened in the last little while, but I will keep it specifically about the siding for now.... Continue Reading →

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Siding – Part 1 – Bevelled Cedar

I've decided to break the siding down into two parts, mainly because the siding is split into two; lower half and upper half. This post will cover the lower half of the house, from the ground, up to the belly band.... Continue Reading →

Installing Trim

It's been almost a month since my last post, I'm sorry to leave you hanging on so long for a proper update, but I've gone back to work for four days a week now and there's been a few little... Continue Reading →

Asking for Help

I'm not sure if it's just me, or perhaps men in general, but it seems as if asking for help doesn't come easily. Whether it's ego, or simply the satisfaction of completing something yourself, asking for help gets in the... Continue Reading →

Roofing Considerations

The roofing might possibly the most complicated stage of the entire build so far. To be honest, I hadn't even given it much thought before deciding on a standing seam, metal roof. I guess that seeing the number of tiny... Continue Reading →

Papering the Exterior and Installing Windows

This stage is one that I have been most confident in, as I had helped a construction friend install windows the previous month and so felt I had a good grasp of what was needed. This didnt’ stop me thoroughly... Continue Reading →

Dormer Overhang & Fascias

It's never easy figuring out the order of things when building your very first tiny house, it's like a game of chess; you have to be thinking a few steps ahead. I'm still not sure if I've been doing things... Continue Reading →

Day 14 and some…

Well, it's been 11 days since I posted, it seems like an eternity and there's so much to tell you.  I'm not sure where to begin, or even how many days I'm at right now. I've been working so hard... Continue Reading →

Day 12 & 13 – Last Wall and Main Loft

Day 12 was more like a half day, it was a rainy day, but I did manage to squeeze in the last wall between showers. In fact, it only took me a couple of hours to erect the last wall.... Continue Reading →

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