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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Hooray, our tiny house skeleton has finally earned its first piece of jewelry – the windows. I admit my anticipation was on par with a child waiting to ride the teacups at Disneyland, but I…

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If someone would ask me: What is the worst part of the Tiny House build? I would answer: Putting the tarp over the roof when it rains. Well, thanks to Southern California weather, it doesn’t…

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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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‘Twas the BBBBQ before Christmas, when all thro’ the tiny house… Every builder was working, even causing a rouse; The sheathing was hung on the dormers with care… In hopes that our framing was all…

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Things are getting serious here! Our roof is now completely sheathed. And the windows are being cut out. Andrew and Cara were in charge of cutting and sheathing the roof, and they wouldn’t do it…

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Jenna’s parents flew in for Thanksgiving from Illinois, and so we put them to work! No one comes to visit us, be it from France or the heartland, without holding a hammer and drinking a beer. Seriously,…

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Long time no talk! I never thought being so full from Thanksgiving dinner would hinder my writing and building abilities (post about  our tiny house Thanksgiving to come). Nonetheless, my brother Justin and I were…

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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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It’s interesting how much work a team can do, yet it doesn’t look like any progress was made. Which is what happened over our last BBBBq. We worked and worked but it doesn’t look like…

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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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For our 6th BBBBq, we modified our loft and changed the second “B” of our famous acronym to a “W” (you will understand further down). We looked at our loft a few days ago and…

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This post will be short and sweet. SHORT because flooring the mezzanine was a breeze once I had figured out how to do it for our loft. The only real challenge was not knock myself…

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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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After wrapping up today’s BBBBq, I noticed that I never posted an article about sheathing our front wall! Some people have been asking why the window openings weren’t cut out before putting the sheets up.…

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BBBBq #4 completed, high strength steel rod installed, but sheathing is still unfinished… We had a couple of hurdles slow the build yesterday: our usual delicious food and blistering sun!

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