Finally a day where I could do some work. Mother and her nature were wet this past week. Because I'm a one man/woman or person crew, I have to split the walls up into sections as they would be much too heavy as one continuous unit. I have 6 of 8 complete, minus the top plate on the long walls, that will be put on after they are standing, cause doing the math on them hurts my brain. More rain is expected this week so less work will be accomplished. We wait...
After a very productive day yesterday, and what turned out to be a nice sunny afternoon here, the forecast called for rain...I think meteorologists are more like astrologists though. But in this case they were right. Just like when a astrologist says "you have a very strong character". Wow, they were right too!!! Anyway, I put up the tarpaulin and will drive the jalopy to Cali!
I followed my plans as best I could, and this task would take a seasoned framer no time at all...but my dyslexia was in top gear as I floundered (not the fish) my way to getting these two walls done. I have to go back this morning and correct an error...I'm not telling what it is though. Ribbit.
The subfloor is pretty much complete. The aluminum flashing was a pain as it is stubborn and sharp. However, it'll keep the critters out! Insulation was then put in and the T&G sheathing over top of that. Framing the walls is next.
I've started work on the house, I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm figuring it out as I go! It's fun and I'm learning a lot!
I tricked a friend of mine into helping me pick up my trailer! He has a nice big truck to haul my nice new trailer from the Fraser Valley to the sunshine coast!! BC Ferries, being a monopoly, was happy to charge me $254.00 for this. I thought about swimming with it, but decided against it because I don't like cold water. Shout outs to Browntown for the tow!!!
I didn't want to keep calling the place where I will be building my tiny house, "the place where I will be building my tiny house" so I needed a name for it! Then I needed to make a sign, so I did...both of those things...
Last summer, while walking to get eggs for a local farmer, I would stroll past a lovely piece of property and each time I walked by it I would think to myself, that would be a wonderful place to build my tiny home. Several months would pass and I would eventually meet the wonderful family that owned said land. I wrote up a proposal and sent it there way. Could I believe it, they said yes to my idea! I thank Alan, Dagmar, Sara-Jane, and Kate (and lil' Teddy too) for their generosity. The only minor hiccup was the land they would let me build on was completely treed with Alder. So, I got my toy chainsaw and went to work!! My friend Ian came over with his real saw and helped me buck up the logs which we gave to another friend for fire wood! Thanks Ian!!!
I'm building a tiny house on The Sunshine Coast in BC, so I have somewhere to live...I also have no idea what I am doing...