Build

Front Door

How can you get a snazzy front door for your tiny house?? The majority of tiny house plans call for custom doorways. This is due to proportionality: tiny house = tiny door. The major hurdle being that custom doors are difficult to build and expensive to order. Is there any way around this? Of course there is! Try one of … Continue reading Front Door

Siding

I know I say this in almost every post, but this is SUPER IMPORTANT. Siding is so important, in fact, that I might say it again… and again. We wanted our tiny house to be clothed in the finest, strongest, and most stylish materials before embarking on our adventure. Therefore, Guillaume and I spent countless days searching … Continue reading Siding

Roofing

roof: (noun) The structure forming the upper covering of a building or vehicle… or both!!! < p style=”text-align: justify;”> We’ve been struggling to find the right roofing material for our Tiny House. Conventional asphalt shingles aren’t very attractive or wind resistant; wood shingles and shakes are heavy and require care; ceramic tiles and slates are expensive and heavy; thatching will … Continue reading Roofing

Roof Underlayment

Scenario: Water gets under your metal roof or shingles, finds its way to one of the nails holding your shingles, seeps through your plywood sheathing, and slowly waterboards you in your sleep… Doesn’t that sound like fun? No. That is why it’s important that you apply roof paper on top of your sheathing. And because a tiny house … Continue reading Roof Underlayment

Wood Stain

It’s not easy to pick the perfect wood stain, particularly when you are “designing on the fly.” In fact we procrastinated for so long, we had to stain our window trim AFTER it was hung! Once again, defying gravity and making our build just a little more complicated.  Guillaume and I chose redwood for our trim, … Continue reading Wood Stain

Skylights & Beer Brewing

We had almost as difficult a time installing our skylights as Salies did that time she ate leftover New Years Eve balloons. Which is why no skylight should ever be installed without a “hair of the dog” remedy – a beer brewing kit (unfortunately, sold separately). So, in a desperate effort to make this post more interesting, … Continue reading Skylights & Beer Brewing