It’s been five months since our last post and a lot of progress has been made! Not only with the tiny house, but also in our personal lives. Michael started full-time work as a firefighter and Erika returned to work, this time as a special education aide at a high school. She’s almost completed studies for her bachelor’s degree. Between all this, we’ve still managed to progress nicely with the tiny house.
First, the sheathing and house wrap were completed.
Next, we installed the marine green roof. We used a synthetic adhesive underlayment (GAF STORMGUARD). It was a pain to install, but worth the extra time spent. As we were installing the roof, the skylight was placed in. Yay!
While we waited, saving money for the windows, we installed the bedroom loft. It goes over the area where the kitchen will be. We decided to go with exposed rafters, because we want to incorporate a lot of raw wood into our final design. Therefore, we painted the plywood white before installing it. We already love the look of our skylight over where our bed will be!
Next, we ordered our custom windows and installed them! We have lots of windows in our tiny home, including a large garden window over our kitchen sink and a hexagonal frosted window in our shower.
Our latest projects have been: ordering a custom door and hardware, paint matching it to the roof, installing the secondary/office loft over the bathroom, building a frame for the tub that we found at Habitat for Humanity ($50 cast-iron Kohler! score!), and erecting the bathroom walls.
Next in our sights is hiring a plumber and electrician, ordering our exterior siding, and building a small outdoor shed over the trailer tongue. We can see the end in sight but we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us!