Building a tiny house poses the same logistical challenges as any other construction project, but we learned today that a major one is working in a 230 square foot house with three guys and a dog. The solution is careful footwork and clear communication. Footwork to save Scout's tail and communication to make sure that our tasks don't all converge on a particular corner. Something must be working properly, because we made some good progress again this week.
The first major step is drywall is up. Now the place really feels like a house. Without the exposed framing that you can see through, there's a clear separation of bathroom and bedroom from living space. Tobias hung all the drywall and Seth taped and mudded. Mike followed a few days later with excellent sanding skills and followed that up by priming and painting everything. The majority of the walls now have their first coat of paint.
As a note, we have opted to keep our water lines in the bathroom exposed and will be going with copper pipe. This is the first tiny house that we have done this with and is a bit of an experiment. Our main reasons for doing this are to ensure a near-zero percent chance of the pipes freezing, ease of installation and to play around with the aesthetics of it. We think it will look pretty cool.
All the interior window extensions and trim should be finished by the end of this week which will then allow us to put in the floor and start making and installing the built-in furniture. We are going with a hybrid look for the trim details, combining our reclaimed-rustic look with a more elegant moulding look that is replete with shadow lines and offsets. All of our window extensions in this house are fir, while the sills and trim are all maple.
Check back next week to see our new advertising campaign and hopefully a tiny video tour of our work-in-progress!