100 hours

Today will probably be another post that is short on words, but long on pics. Progress has been tedious as I spent an entire day last week just preparing for the rain. I put a couple of huge tarps over the rafters to protect the interior from getting wet. It did a very good job. I permanently installed three of the windows, framed out the bath, hung the bath door, and put the french doors in yesterday. I also started on some rough electrical work. 

It's really starting to look like a house now. I'm struggling not to think ahead. I want to finish the exterior because I have a lot of ideas about the interior. I've got other work and things to do, so I'm eager to get it weather-tite, so I don't feel the pressure to make progress every day. I've been pretty crappy about keeping track of my actual time spent on this project, but I'm pretty sure I'm in the neighborhood of 100 hours. Sounds like a lot, but I'm pretty pleased with the progress, especially considering 95% of the work has been done alone. 

Took a full day off Monday to cut firewood. It's pointless to spend $$ on firewood when you're surrounded by acres and acres of forest. I cut down a few standing dead trees, which after I split them, they are ready to burn. Had a few small trees that have fallen during storms, and cut them up too.

More details next post. Until then, I've tried to take a few pics that are from some different angles. Thanks for those of you following this!

The bathroom door is installed and the bath framed out. I call it a bathroom...actually, I guess it's just a pee/poop room! It's actually quite spacious when you compare it to other tiny houses I've seen. If, at some point, we want to add a shower, there is probably enough room.

The bathroom door is installed and the bath framed out. I call it a bathroom...actually, I guess it's just a pee/poop room! It's actually quite spacious when you compare it to other tiny houses I've seen. If, at some point, we want to add a shower, there is probably enough room.

This is a view from the front door (actually, it's the main entrance, but the back of the house). I've noticed pics of other tiny houses where they use some sort of fish eye lens that creates the illusion of a lot of space. It actually feels much bigger than I anticipated.

This is a view from the front door (actually, it's the main entrance, but the back of the house). I've noticed pics of other tiny houses where they use some sort of fish eye lens that creates the illusion of a lot of space. It actually feels much bigger than I anticipated.

Here's a view I haven't shown before. This is taken from the wood walkway that leads from the main house. Didn't get the sheathing down on the roof before last week's rain, so I tarped the rafters temporarily. It kept 95% of the rain out. 

Here's a view I haven't shown before. This is taken from the wood walkway that leads from the main house. Didn't get the sheathing down on the roof before last week's rain, so I tarped the rafters temporarily. It kept 95% of the rain out. 

Installed the french doors yesterday. It was not an easy job to do alone. Each door weighs close to 100lbs. Thinking about building the deck next, before I sheath the roof. It may give me a better foundation to work from.

Installed the french doors yesterday. It was not an easy job to do alone. Each door weighs close to 100lbs. Thinking about building the deck next, before I sheath the roof. It may give me a better foundation to work from.

View from upstairs (loft). There's a lot of natural light.

View from upstairs (loft). There's a lot of natural light.

The view is awesome. I'm really glad Shannon convinced me to build here. Before, I was intending to do it closer to our stream. This site allows you to get a full view of the pond and the mountain behind it. Our property has some strange dimensions. We own almost 2/3 of the mountain behind the pond, which is largely useless, but very pretty. 

The view is awesome. I'm really glad Shannon convinced me to build here. Before, I was intending to do it closer to our stream. This site allows you to get a full view of the pond and the mountain behind it. Our property has some strange dimensions. We own almost 2/3 of the mountain behind the pond, which is largely useless, but very pretty.