I've been able to devote a good bit of time over the last week to the tiny house build. It is beginning to feel close to done. There's still detail work to do, but it is useable as it is right now. 

I finished putting up cedar shakes on the entry side last week. I then decided to build an overhang over the entry stoop. The welcome mat was staying wet for days after a rain because it doesn't get a lot of sun. The overhang is a nice addition. I was able to use an old Coca-Cola pallet that we salvaged a few months ago to trim it out. It's an interesting detail that is easy to overlook.

We added a light next to the entry. I had prewired for it months ago, so installing it was no big deal. We then went looking at paint. We had talked about several different paint schemes, but made a last minute change to something we hadn't even looked at before; burnt orange! We're pretty happy with it. It kind of goes with the other small buildings we have on the property. 

The "to do" list never seems to get any shorter. I still have to finish the far side. I need to call the utilities company to come out and mark the various lines so that I can dig and run permanent power to the place. I then need to finish the inside wall where the electric panel is installed. Water will have to be plumbed in at a later date. Shannon is really looking forward to landscaping! She has some good ideas, and is very good at that type of thing. 

I've been approached by a tiny house website about featuring this build on their site. I'm hoping to have all the above done soon so that we can take some professional pics, and start promoting building others!

The door mat was perpetually wet. I decided an overhang would add to the detail of the house, and keep things a little dryer. 

The door mat was perpetually wet. I decided an overhang would add to the detail of the house, and keep things a little dryer. 

I had already run wiring for an outdoor light, so it was just a matter of making some connections and hanging this one that Shannon picked out. I like it.

I had already run wiring for an outdoor light, so it was just a matter of making some connections and hanging this one that Shannon picked out. I like it.

I had salvaged an old Coca Cola pallet several months ago. I took it apart and used it for the sides of the front overhang.

I had salvaged an old Coca Cola pallet several months ago. I took it apart and used it for the sides of the front overhang.

The entry side ready for paint.

The entry side ready for paint.

Almost done painting the body of the entry side. We kicked around a bunch of different paint schemes before settling on this burnt orange with linen trim.

Almost done painting the body of the entry side. We kicked around a bunch of different paint schemes before settling on this burnt orange with linen trim.

Paint going up on one of the sides.

Paint going up on one of the sides.

Still some detail work to be done, but close to being finished.

Still some detail work to be done, but close to being finished.

The other side still needs to be finished, and some landscaping.

The other side still needs to be finished, and some landscaping.