Long Hours Spent Building Yield Major Changes

Many hours have been spent this week, after my job, working on the tiny house. During the week, I finished the trim work on the dormer triangles, as well as the trim on the loft end walls.

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The weekend brought two long days spent on the house. We accomplished a lot and the house looks so much different than before.

The first task we undertook was installing the laminate flooring. This process took many many hours. I’m sure the process could have gone faster, if I had experience installing this flooring. Our end results look nice and the dark flooring creates a nice contrast with the lighter pine wall boards.

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The following day I attacked the window trim work. Dad had completed the window sill work during the week. He also applied more spray foam insulation around each sill after installation. We worked at completing the window trim to finish off the windows. We did all the windows except two, which need more spray foam applied before finishing.

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Dad also completed the dormer window triangle work during the week and began work on the storage area doors. All that remains on the outside is trim work above the windows to help ensure they are sealed from rain intrusion.

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Next we will begin the electrical work and installation of utilities and appliances. The house is really feeling like it will be livable in the near future.

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A Few Stolen Hours.

Well now that my summer vacation is over and the work routine is settling back in, the hours to work on the house project are fewer and harder to come by. We are still making slow progress toward completing the house.

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The exterior work is about done. Dad has completed cutting the boards for the dormer triangle areas. One set of boards is installed and the remaining ones are cut out and will be in place soon. The front storage area is mostly completed but the doors need to be installed eventually.

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All of the eaves have been finished and stained. The majority of the exterior work is done and the house is ready for winter weather on the outside.

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The interior is coming together also. Dad has been working on the spray foam sealing of the windows and then installing the window trim and sills. He has completed one window and has many of the parts cut and awaiting installation for the lower windows.

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Today, I finished the pine board installation in the triangle areas of the dormer on the interior. I did the trim work on one section today and plan to complete the other three soon.

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Also, completed a few days ago were the peak boards on the ceiling in the dormer area as well as over the smaller loft. The interior needs a bunch of trim work finished up as well as the window trim n sills. Then the work will commence on finishing the interior arrangements and installing appliances and utilities.

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I think this house will be a cozy place to spend my time away from work. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.