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”…

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We proudly present our first purely cosmetic B.B.BBQ. Guillaume and I decided to extend our roof eaves to create separation between the dormers and the first floor. This means creating a farce roof extension, and…

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Happy New Year everyone! Do you have some brand new resolutions for 2014? Ours is pretty simple: Build a house! (duh…) The good thing is that Salies, Jenna and I are back in business after our little NYE…

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The road to tiny house roof sheathing seems endless! That’s partially due to the fact that we’ve been busy lately with things that are not “build” related. Ha, go figure, life can get in the…

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I only remember two things from last Sunday’s BBBBq. 1. The amazing working team. 2. The grilled veggies and sausage dish that we served as a thank you! And that’s about it. The rest is…

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When we worked on framing the dormers with my brother Justin, we couldn’t quite finish and install the rafters before the sun disappeared behind the horizon… at something like 11am. Or at least that’s what it…

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Guess who’s in town visiting from France for a month? It’s my brother, A.K.A. free-labor. Catch his surprise talent showcase: nineteen seconds into this video. Justin (my younger brother) wanted to get some experience building, so…

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Well, I’ve done it again… I messed up. I installed the remaining rafters (not the shed dormers yet), which requires intensive “measure twice, cut once” technique. Well guess what I did? I measured, twice, sure……

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After our amazing visit to the Ojai Green Home & Building Tour where we learned everything about permaculture and aquaponics, we had to get back to work. And by “get back to work” I really…

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Things are getting serious, we are putting floors down! April came over to help today. We were supposed to have her over for our fifth BBBBq but we already had too many people coming. She’s…

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After this past Sunday’s BBBBq, I can safely tell you three things I learned: Stop staying up late to dimension our Tiny House. A 20ft 4×6 ridge beam is one heavy hunk of wood. Last but…

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We had another successful Sunday BBBBq. I have to admit, that it’s becoming more of a “Beer and BarBecue” event, than a Building one. Although I’m not complaining, since Jenna grilled some amazing pork ribs…

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Our friend Gabe came over to help today, again. Thank goodness because hammering the metal strap all the way around the house, as tiny as it might be, is quite challenging! Although this gave us…

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With the framing of our last wall came our first dinner party! Thanks a million Jonathan and Aaron for coming over and helping out. While the guys were playing with power-tools; Jenna was updating our…

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Here’s our third wall! You can thank YouTube for the exciting elevator music by the way. Framing this particular wall showed me how skillful I am with a hammer: despite continuously clubbing it, I never…

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Jenna here! It’s about time I chimed in. Over the weekend we had our first set of helpers – big thanks to Gabe Evans and Jen Hedger helping us get our right side framing up.…

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FRAMING! Finally! After all this hard work, it’s time to drastically change the look of this whole project! Framing is probably one of the most exciting steps in the build as the house really starts…

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