Exterior Progress

IMG_2601.JPGI have a significant number of posts in draft form, especially from houses and Tiny Housers I have visited in the last few months. I’ll get those up soon enough. Let’s talk about now. I’m celebrating, for two reasons – I’ve created some tangible evidence of activity happening on this project, and I made my first little video. I’m sure production will improve over time. For now, I’m just trying to document what I can as I work. Nothing fancy.

I made a trip with the pickup I have access to get some materials; 2×3 studs and the first of many poly-iso boards. I set up a chop saw with a stop to quickly cut each to length.


My lovely assistant Betsy came by the house to help. She held the studs in place while I tapped the metal corrugated wall and initially anchored them. IMG_2609.JPG

Here’s a little video walk around…

Now I can finish this part of work on my own. Each stud will be held by self-tapping 1 1/4″ #12  hex screws at 8″ on center and construction adhesive. Once I’m finished with this process, the insulation boards will go on. I will be welding a steel relieving angle at the bottom and attaching anchors at 4′ and top. Notice how they fit neatly into the valley of the corrugated wall?

IMG_2612.JPGI like the way these fasteners look on the interior and they will tell a story of the assembly of the house. The rubber washers will also prevent any moisture from the interior getting into the wall cavity.

That’s all for now. There’s much work ahead to prepare for the insulation and siding – which will be a rain screen of 1×4 and 1×6 western hemlock. So exciting.

2 thoughts on “Exterior Progress”

  1. Stumbled upon your website tonight – thanks for sharing this with fellow inspired Seattleite tiny home dreamers like us!

    Great pic of Hannah in the tub! Haaa – my husband was emailing questions back & forth with her today. Congratulations on the progress you’ve made so far.

    We are 5 years into the dream but too unsure to proceed (mostly financing & regulations). So, share all you can, and often…we’ll be following you!

    1. Thanks for the compliment. Looking forward to connecting through the local meetup group. Hannah is planning an open house in the New Year.

      My progress is slow, although moving along. Glad to have more local followers. Best wishes in acheiving your dreams. I waited fifteen years before getting on the path to mine. You can do it. When the time is right, there will be a way.

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