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…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 3 – Installing the Subfloor

After riveting the sheet metal to the trailer frame, we attached the floor joist with large bolts in several places. The L-brackets we had welded to the frame provided the perfect mounting surface. The subfloor was built on 18″ centers, and insulated with rockwool. We sheeted on top of the joist with 3/4″ plywood, attaching…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 2 – Framing

Framing was a new experience for me. Luckily I had my father there to coach me through it and my brother lended some additional muscle. This phase began with an enormous load of lumber dropped off in the driveway and a sucking sound proceeding from my bank account. I picked up a nail gun on…

Tiny House Build Recap – Part 1 – The Trailer

2014 the project begins with the demo of an RV trailer purchased for $400 off Craigslist. The trailer is arguably the most important portion of the tiny house, and is typically the most expensive. Dad calculated the anticipated weight of our materials to ensure the axels could handle the weight. After plenty of sandblasting and…

Rocket City Popsicles from Green Apple Juice

This is my first update since moving across the nation to Huntsville, Alabama aka the Rocket City (note my appropriately themed hoodie). One thing pretty popular in this town is a boutique popsicle shop called “Steel City Pops.” I wondered how a popsicle shop like this could stay in business in a rather upscale area,…