And we're back!
Nelson Tiny Houses took a few weeks off work for the holidays, and while we were gone, some additions were made. First, Seth's family grew by one; he and his partner are now proud parents of two future tiny house builders. And second, the Nelson Tiny Houses family also grew by one when our good friend Mike drove across the country from Thunder Bay to help us build. Mike just finished an internship on an organic farm in Ontario and is now walking a similar path by building tiny houses. Both farming and building are big parts of our society and the way they are done has a strong effect on who we are and how we live. We're happy to welcome Mike onto the crew and glad to see he embraces the small-scale approach. He also came with his dog, Scout, who we are trying to train as a tool-fetcher.
In our first week back, we spent a lot of time in the shop preparing old doors and windows and bringing them back to life. Reclaiming materials, although romantic in theory, is tough work in practice and requires commitment. We're sure you guys know all about it. It's worth it, however, and our final product will look better because of it.
We also started on our exterior finishing. We got a bunch of left over Hardie board siding from a construction site and will be able to use most of it on our project. We're applying it board-and-batten style, with a OSB trim product as the battens. We finished one wall, and think that the green, black and wood has a pleasing aesthetic indeed.
We'll post again soon with some more pictures. Thanks for checking in.