Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Mini Move and Siding

Had to move the house to make room for tree cutting equipment. It was only about 30' but the heart rate went up. Can only imagine getting this on the road.

I went with Ever True 1/4" knotty cedar siding from Lowe's. I wanted the Dura-Groove that comes pre-finished to save time but it was too much to justify. So, I've been sanding and finishing planks. They are sitting where the house was sitting for almost two years.




This is the big house that is soon to be listed. Also working on a good handful of projects to get it ready, it's ready for the roofers to come and do their thing. You can see Tiny in the background sitting in its' temporary place.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

ALS Ice Water Plunge

Here are the Pre and Post Pics of the Challenge. Spreading awareness to ALS, donate to help find a cure!
The video is below and only 45 sec, watch.










God Bless!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lighting Update

The lights are now wired to the switch inside so the extension cord is gone. Also, these pics show a more realistic light output with no camera flash...



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let There Be Light!

Not quite finished but I got my outside lights up. Need to get the wire inside tomorrow, for now it's on an extension cord. I'm not sure if the pics do it justice but they look great in person. In the future I'd like to add more led rope lighting underneath.





The dark areas when I turned off the flash are actually lighter in person.





Madylin actually came in the house for the first time...





Sunday, July 27, 2014

Updates

It's been a month since I've posted so here's a quick update. Time for work on little house has been cut back. The big house is to be put on the market soon and has it's own list of projects that really need to get done so ...you gotta do what you gotta do...

Here's a few things that I'm excited to share with you that will be included in my tiny. My parents neighbors' were getting rid of their countertop so I was glad to take it off their hands.


It just needs cut down to size and it will be perfect. When I gave my neighbor a tour I told him I wanted to cover it with copper and he remembered he had a roll in his shed for 10 plus years. When we checked it out it was what I was picturing in my head. A small transaction later and it's all mine... Yes I was psyched!


Now on the hunt for a copper bar sink! Next on the agenda is the desk/seating bench. It was in my basement this whole time and I just realized yesterday it would be perfect for what I want to do. I'll explain how I'll use it when it's time, but it'll be sweet. It needs refinished but look how nice this wood will be...



Doesn't look great here but the after refinishing it'll be a gem.

One more item that had me concerned was the shower. I didn't want the conventional (skrew that, right?) but finding something to fit wasn't going to happen easily. Luckily for me the Japanese style Ofuro tub fits just right. I just bought plans from Four Lights Houses  http://www.fourlightshouses.com/products/ofuro-tub . Founded by Jay Shafer, he designed my house when he was at Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Thank you Jay!

Also picked my interior siding but I'll share that when the order goes in. Have a great day all!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Busy Day

A big thanks goes out to John who was able to come out again today in the heat and humidity and got a big chunk of the electrical done. There's a few more outlets inside to connect and two more on the outside. I connected one myself for a try but I'll leave the rest to him thanks.



The light inside is plugged into an outlet, no more cord through the window!



I forgot about the steps, I finally put them together this morning. Also got to spray foam in about 2/3 of the ceiling insulation. So it was a busy day! Here's a daylight shot...


Saturday, June 28, 2014

...And More Insulation

For the most part all of the insulation is in except where there are wires and outlets. Spray foam is still needed also but that will wait for now. Projects coming up after electrical is in will be plumbing and choosing what I will use for the walls. I'll also be sneaking in some steps to the porch which really should've been done long ago!



I cleaned up a little too...

Madelyn stopped by for a visit...