Framing

Happy Thursday!

Today we picked up our framing studs and will begin as soon as our trailer arrives!

We have a new Gmail account through which you can contact both of us:

mcfish.tinyhouse@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more exciting videos of our building process.

Abby & Lily

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Denver adventures: gathering materials

Hello world,

We’ve arrived in Denver (on the 5th of May)  after a day-long drive from Richmond, Indiana.

We visited our friends at Trailer Made, a local business near by Abby’s house. Our trailer is ready to go and will arrive shortly, delivered for free once their company truck returns. ETA=TBD.

After a few days of relaxation after a long drive we got down to business.

Yesterday, we went to Habitat for Humanity and picked up our first 3 windows, 2 bar-stools (see below, but in green) and a sink.

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Today, we visited a carpenter and checked out his huge selection of beautiful wood. We learned a lot about our options and can plan for a more specific order. We saw some beautiful cherry wood, oak, maple and walnut.

The fancy one on the right is way out of our price range but we’ve got a better sense of how creative we can get with wood and stain and sanding. 🙂  [he also told us about this great website that can allow our creativity to really become a reality… :)]

 

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Abby’s calculating all the framing materials we’ll need!

We are soon off to Home Depot to pick up framing wood. We’ve scoured the internet and realized that for our needs, the time it would take to logistically pick up all the re-purposed stud material to accommodate our needs would waste more time than purchasing new wood from the store for a slightly larger price.

The next-first step will be assembling our frame.

Stay tuned for photos and videos. 

A big thank you to our latest supporters on our GoFundme page: Stephen Kling, Leslie Abbott, Patty McMurray and Holly Widdowfield. With your support we will be able to build a structurally sound, and environmentally aware tiny house on wheels.

Thank you! We appreciate your support!

With love and excitement,

Abby & Lily

new friends & inspiration

good evening world!

today we Skyped with a young man who Barbara connected us with. he is currently building a tiny house on wheels. his name is Gavin and here is his website. he gave us some great feedback on our original floor plan and we’ve made some adjustments to accommodate the realities of architectural possibilities.

we learned (among others) about rain screens, drip edge, lateral bracing, corrugated roofing, and calculating/considering correct beam support for the roof we will choose to build.

as a sneak preview here is an example of a particular design inspiration we love! this website, TinyHomeBuilders.com has a lot of great resources. our kitchen will be lofted to reveal a pull out full bed (some of the bed will stick out and double as a day couch). on the opposite side there will be a loft for a second sleeping space.

obviously it won’t look exactly the same but we love this idea of using the space beneath the kitchen both as regular storage and storage for a bed.

our roof will be similar to this man’s tiny house on wheels who is from Aotearoa (New Zealand). check out the YouTube tour here from “Living Big in a Tiny House.” they give awesome tours of some pretty sweet homes. we were inspired by his stairs that wrap around a corner and save space. also we are going with his style of roof to enhance the feeling of open space in our tiny house.

nz tiny house 1nz tiny house 2

we plan to purchase our trailer this week! additionally, we’ll be searching Craigslist for reclaimed wood and other house building materials.

have a great week!

with love and light <3,

Lily & Abby