Tiny House Recap – Part 11 – Painting and Installing Cabinetry

The quote for the custom cabinets I wanted came back around $2500… so that definitely wasn’t gonna happen. I went to the local box store and looked at their in-stock options. I had a specific amount of space I needed to fill, and could put together something from the options they had available. Unfortunately my…

9 Years Deep

Hello readers. I’d like to start by saying thank you for taking the time to read my blog! We are 9 years deep into this thing and it’s been a lot of fun. This all started with my trying to save money on my monthly bills. Growing my own food sounded like a great way…

Tiny House Recap – Part 10 – Interior Walls

On a traditional house, installing drywall is the go-to option. It isn’t too difficult, it’s relatively easy to work with, and simple to patch any mistakes. Unfortunately drywall was not practical for this project as it would likely crack while transporting the tiny house, and it’s heavy. Why would any part of this project be…

Tiny House Recap – Part 9 – Insulation

“We don’t really need to insulate the interior walls of the bathroom.” I looked at my father like he was crazy. “Dad, it helps with sound deadening. It’s a tiny house. Imagine taking a noisy shit while someone else is in the house. You could literally hear someone in the bathroom from anywhere in here.”…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 8 – Plumbing

The easiest way to run plumbing is to have all your appliances that require water, on the same wall. This would limit the amount of holes to be drilled through the studs and prevent needing to run a complex series of pipes. Unfortunately this isn’t always ideal for the interior design layout of a tiny…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 7 – Electrical Wiring

The lack of experience with both plumbing and electrical was by far the biggest obstacle of the build thus far. One might think it would be easier to run utilities through a smaller house because it’s a smaller space. Unfortunately this is not the case.     A tiny house still typically has all the…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 6 – Siding

With the addition of the siding it was finally looking like a house. A very small house, or a very ritzy shed, but to me, this would be home. The biggest pain about this portion of the project was notching the tops of each board to fit around the ceiling rafters. Lots of climbing up…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 5 – Roofing

Every bit of this tiny house design was meticulously planned. The roof was no exception. I wanted to install a metal roof because I want to harvest rainwater for my garden and some other projects. Water collected from a traditional shingle roof contains far too many contaminants in my experience. If you’ve been following my…