Sunday, April 28, 2013

Floor Framing

The floor framing is done! Yesterday we made a materials run, leveled up the trailer and watched our daughter's basketball game. (She played like Jordan by the way). Found it I am NOT a big fan of Home Depot. I'll be trying to keep it local so much as possible from here on out. Unfortunately, no one in town stocked the 2" foamboard for the floor.

Today we framed the floor, insulated and sheathed it and tomorrow we hurry up and wait for payday so we can get going on the walls. It was an awesome day and fun to work with my sweetie on this!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Build Day One

We got our trailer today! Woohoo! I promptly ripped the deck boards off, respaced them and fastened them down, flashed it, and ripped the extra into floor joists. If you're wondering what $100 worth of rolled aluminum looks like; well this is it. Can't wait to do some more!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cookin' with gas

So, this is our new range! I think it's going to work out pretty slick. I've noticed oven temperature regulation may be a chore though trying to find the right spot between HI an LO.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Friday, our long awaited trailer arrives! I can't wait! Work has been good too, really busy, so we may have some money to get started framing right away. It's happening :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

I Got The No Trailer Blues

Well, no trailer yet. Apparently the drop axles we ordered our trailer with to gain additional building height are on back order. SOB. It's so hard to be patient. The good news is it will definitely, maybe be ready next week, lol. That's going to be a really good day.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Water Tanks

Our water barrels have arrived! We've decided on 55 gallon food grade barrels for our on board water tanks which will be housed in a small bump out over the extended tongue. I love seeing some of the pieces come together. Our trailer should be ready this week too!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I sold my beloved Washburn, neck through, electric guitar this afternoon. It was hard to see her go. Walking out the door for the very last time in the arms of another man..... Kidding, sort of, but we do get attached to our STUFF, don't we? The comfort is that money goes into the framing fund for the first tinyhouse.