This past weekend was yet another productive streak. The weather was ABSOLUTELY beautiful!! Sure, the work was a little slower going this time- but most everything we needed to do was meticulous and takes time no matter how you slice it.
We're both pretty pooped, and have a full week ahead- so I'm just going to make a list and plaster this post with pictures. Sound good? :) Excellent.
- Applied 4x4s to framing for added support to weight bearing edges.
- Secured 4x4 brackets to trailer and secured 4x4s to abutting 2x4s.
- Foam sealed the framing.
- Drilled and bolted corners of foundation to steel trailer frame (except one).
- Began cutting and installing insulation board
- Went to Lowe's for needed washers to complete bolting job.
- Finished bolting trailer.
- Finished installing foam board and sealed.
- Cut and fitted 3/4 inch OSB (plywood) to framing.
- Glued and screwed OSB in place.
And now we need to map out the framing for each wall so we can determine materials. I didn't take a picture of the leftover materials, but I'm pretty pumped. There was barely anything left, meaning we really had our calculations DOWN. One sorta poopy side note. We realized that we won't in fact have a 16 foot trailer- we actually cut it short by 4 inches! And when you figure in the width of the walls, we are looking at a 8x15 house! Even smaller! I'm hoping interior rearrangements won't be too difficult to adjust. Soon I'll post a video of the new layout we came up with just a couple weeks ago.
Oh! And I hope you all enjoy the blog face-lift! I finally did some playing around! Looks so much nicer, right?!
|Sealing all the cracks with foam insulation. :/ Not my favorite material, but|
this time around we want to go by the book. If there's a second tiny house, I will definitely strive to use
all salvaged and eco-friendly materials.
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|Drilling through the steel frame for the bolts.|
|Putting in the last layer of insulation!|
|Applying the plywood-- to complete the subfloor/foundation!!|