Detail of the front door. Douglas fir with clear vertical grain (cvg).
Mike made the door for us and it looks great!
Frosted window in the front door.
I enjoy working in copper. I made these leaves on a branch to serve as our door knocker.
Front door open with old toolbox covered with a throw rather than new settee.
Front door open. New settee to sit on.
Getting these hinges inset was a lot of work for me but look really nice.
Custom cabinet detailing.
New shelf above sink.
Sink counter and storage.
Looking from foyer toward kitchen area. New (reupholstered) settee in foreground.
Desk / kitchen details.
Stovetop and shelf above window.
Our double wide desk looking from foyer toward kitchen.
A look at the foyer. We have a coir mat backed with rubber so that we have a place to take off our wet shoes and coat at the front door.
The finished design of the skirt to the cottage. The front area where the trailer tongue is will be enclosed with a planter.
The open space under the trailer needs to be covered so that the cottage floor will stay warmer in winter. The wind just whips down through there right now.
Some old ikea shelf supports, some screws and our leftover siding will be turned into a solution for...
A detail of what the settee looks like now. The fabric is natural linen with a trim of beige tape and brown decorative upholstery nails. I wanted the seat back upholstered for comfort but left the woodwork showing behind the seat back. Final shots will be posted when the rain stops for a day and I can take it outside for a picture.
The webbing just turns to dust.
The webbing is dead and needs to be replaced.
Reallllly dirty too.
A really worn seat but I really like the lines of the piece.
I bought this antique settee for a really great price because it's missing 2 legs in the center and desperately needs reupholstering. No problem because I can do woodworking and reupholstering.. and I have the time.
This is the view from our porch.
Our backyard has sunflowers. Recently lots of squirrels, crows and jays have been feasting. It's been fun to watch them hang upside down while they eat.
The construction crew finishing up the desktop.
Unhooking the tiny house from Rick's truck.
Pulling into the spot for our home in Seattle.
Our tiny house arrives in Seattle.
A tiny house isn't so tiny when you consider the height... Watch those low overpasses.
Rick and I at a rest stop on the way up from CA to WA
Rick's truck pulling the tiny house
Took the tiny house to a truck scale at a truck stop: 7600 lbs!
A rest stop late at night somewhere in Oregon. We three slept in the cottage.
Rick's truck with our tiny cottage and Jeff's little black Jeep.
We got - 8 mpg - on average... not from weight, but from wind resistance...
Our tiny house and truck on way to Seattle before finishing touches
Trouble with the turn signals was the way we started out. Two hours later Rick had it figured out and we were on our way. Luckily this was the only trouble we had on our trip. It was slow moving though because of the wind resistance.
Well wishing friends come to celebrate with us the night before we leave for Seattle at our house blessing party. Eleven people including Jeff who took the picture fit into our living room!
We gave away our old bed too. Now we have a nifty new sleep number. They're happy. We're happy. It all works out...
Some of what our previous neighbors were given for free.
More of what we sold to Rick.
What we sold to Rick.
We just installed the front door but still need to do the paneling and trim.
insides before putting in all the counter tops
Jeff working on the roof
Refrigerator and hot water heater. Hooking up the hot water heater. The hot water heater is a Precision Temp RV-500. It's a tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
Hooking up the hot water heater. The hot water heater is a Precision Temp RV-500. It's a tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
Figuring out the gas pipe system. Gas goes to the hot water heater, a stove, and the heater. The hot water heater is a
Precision Temp RV-500. It's a tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
Precision Temp RV-500.
It's a tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
A little bit later
The first board
Putting up furring
progress putting in the sealing fome
trim for windows and hot water heater
Arlene's design detail
trim for windows
back priming the siding
Insulation & Plumbing
Insulation & plumbing.
The hot water heater is a Precision Temp RV-500. A tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
On demand, propane hot water heater. It is a Precision Temp RV-500.
Jeff soldering pex fittings to brass connectors
Jeff drilling a hole of the plumbing vent
jeff running pex pipes. Also good pic of the hot water heater. It's a Precision Temp RV-500. It's a tankless, on demand, propane hot water heater.
Jeff's Jeep full of wood
never ending todo list
electrical notes on wall
Flashing for windows
One side done.
Rick screwing in the window
Windows from the inside
Installing the windows. That shiny black stuff is flashing. One side is very very sticky - if you have hairy arms, watch out!
Mike and Jeff squaring up a window
all the outlets and switches in (though I probably should have waited on this till after the inside walls were done)
Peeking in through the windows at the wiring
Note how much the wiring notes have grown by the time I was done with the rough wiring
most of the rough wiring in place
a junction box and the circuit breaker box
Making good progress on the electric system
note that I'm keeping notes on where I'm running wires on the inside of the sheathing. Each wire gets a number, and I note where that wire starts and ends.
Drilling holes for conduit and running wires
House wrap done
Jeff and Sultan putting up house wrap
Paying the extra price for high quality screws and bits is worth it
From the inside
Finishing some of the details of sheathing
Cutting out the windows
almost done sheathing
Rick having lunch
Jeff gets smart and speeds up the job of putting screws in the sheathing.
Jeff climbs up and down the ladder to put the screws in the sheathing
Nearly done sheathing
Nice round cuts
inside view with some sheathing on
inside with some sheathing done. You can see the sheathing does not come up all the way to the top of the long 2x4. this will help later when we put the roof on.
inside with some sheathing done
Jeff cuts the rounded wheel well edge
Jeff learning from Mike about sheathing
Jeff and Mike screwing down the top board, a 20 foot long 2x4 running from front to back on top of the loft flooring. The roof rafters will be connected to this.
Shows double blocking between rafters/joists
Looking up at nearly done sleeping loft area
Standing on sleeping area floor looking at storage loft area
Arlene putting tongue and groove loft floor
lag bolts through trailer deck into floor frame
Bolt through wall base, floor, floor frame and into trailer steel
view of front of house (back of trailer) all framed up and ready for loft floor
top of porch post
bottom of porch post
Step 3: single person loft construction
Step 2: single person loft construction
Step 1: single person loft construction
Finalizing floor plan on the fly
location location location
Loft storage area
just checking the size
a half wine barrel
what the heck?
One of our new double pane, low-e windows
Chop saw - cutting joists
Temporary stairs, or, knee savers
Our new toilet: Big Bertha
A lemon of a nail gun. Thing jams all the time.
All of us! Done!
The toilet and refrigerator in the house - kind of weird to have them that close together. Isn't it?
Scott working on one of the last walls
Wall raising party - 2 walls up
The crew (minus the photographer, Arlene)
Wall raising party - working on the third wall
Wall raising party - working on the second wall
Wall raising party - first wall going up!
Framing the walls
Framing the walls on the floor
Arlene's Book Pic for the week (Year)
Let the Framing Begin!
Arlene puts masonite on the floor to protect it as we do framing
A "grab" for the floor protection
Arlene sanding the floor
Not a great picture, but the floor looks amazing
No more gaps!
Jeff Sanding the floor
Rented floor sander
Pre-sanding, you can see how rough some of the T&G lines up
We ended up without to much extra wood
Arlene's turn on the nailer
Jeff and Scott moving pretty quickly at this point
You can see all the gaps and rough spots before putty and sanding
Scott on nailer duty
Some boards are pretty warped before nailing them in
We're making progress
Using a kicker to set the tongue and groove
Jeff using the floor nailer
Arlene and Scott at work on the first few boards
Some of the tools for flooring
Stapling down the moisture barrier
Moisture barrier before we stapled it down
Checking out the flooring: Douglas Fir
Our tiny fireplace for our tiny house
Using flexible soy foam to seal the gaps
Jeff's Study area
Sometimes nails get jammed
Note how the 2x6 hangs over the trailer frame a bit
Arlene says "Just shim it."
Arlene cutting a 2x6 for the edge of the floor frame
Floor frame bolted down!
Drilling holes to bolt the floor frame down
Adding flashing to the floor frame
stapling the flashing
The wine barrel
Floor frame almost done
Setting up the floor frame
Arlene using her new toy on the floor frame
Arlene using her new toy
Arlene in the wine barrel
Arlene grinding down the edges
Arlene cutting off a rail
Happy Birthday to Arlene
unsticking a stuck screw
Dark dismal storage facility where the tools were rescued from
Jeff surprised it wasn't that hard to back in
Rick and the trailer
Visiting Jay's Fencl-in-progress
at the lumber yard
Jeff & Arlene in Seattle
Needed to keep two sizes for the blog
Jeff and Arlene on a kite day
Not our house, but a model that ours is based on.