We had another trip to prepare for, so in went the stairs/ladder and we finished up the exterior paint (aside from the door and touch-ups). After getting back from the northern VA adventures, it was time to finish the propane lines! Finally we could test the water heater, oven/stove, and the Newport P9000. As much as I wanted a woodstove (and still have the one I bought sitting in storage), this little heater is a good option for tiny houses because of how little clearance it needs around itself. I ended up buying the woodstove from myself to save for another house down the road 🙂
Besides all these pictures, I have a video treat for you all coming up. If only I could get it to load…I took today off from work, so I’ll do my best to post the vid today sometime in between my various construction projects.
Flooring planks right after staining.
And right before staining.
I love how each board takes the stain differently!
Mixed up something a bit more redish orange.
View down the stair/ladder combo. This was a test-run to see if everything would fit.
I needed to stain the ladder to match the stain I put on the stairs, so apart it went!
Sanded down the sides, and ready for stain.
I used the darkest stain I had here. I might come back and put a warmer stain over it to change it up a little.
Ladder put back together.
Trying out the stair/ladder idea.
Here you can see the dilemma…this ladder was used on a bunk bed so it wasn’t made to angle. I predict some customization….
We took chunky blocks of scrap wood we had lying around and cut them into a more pleasing shape, then stained them.
…and now we have ladder feet! It also moved it higher so it attaches better to the loft.
Here’s where the stove goes. I stained the inside to match the cabinets.
Here it is in place. Needs an end panel! I sense more staining in my future….
We used scrap luan from the walls to cut this end panel to size. I love using up all the scraps…this project has turned me into a bit of a construction material hoarder…
Here’s that same panel stained to match the cabinets.
And here it is installed!
Newport P9000 propane heater.
I also stained the luan panels around the composting toilet. I’m now thinking about painting the chair since there’s no golden oak colors in the house aside from this…
Here’s the end of a countertop. Since these came from the ReStore, there’s no end caps to finish them off.
This is probably where I get my material hoarding from – see the date? 2007?? It’s a beige paint he used in their own house, sealed in a canning jar and PERFECT for the ends of the countertops.
Sanded and painted!
Here’s a shot of the soffits painted to match the roof color.
The second green coat is done and so is all the trim.
Just an alt view since I never seem to get this angle.
I also framed out another window. Here you can see the interior of it framed.
Here’s the exterior part in-progress.
And installed. I was nervous about staining these so dark, but I like how rustic it feels.
Prepping the interior for the long trip north.
Getting ready to leave!
It’s cool with the lights on I think. A good reminder that this house is, in fact, attached to a trailer.
Going down the mountain! Yes, we have proved that you can successfully haul a tiny house up and down curvy, mountainous roads. Fear not, tiny housers!
Stopped at the hardware store 🙂
First time attempting to pull this into a gas station. Inches of clearance!
This was actually fun…we gave a quick tour to a few folks at the gas station, including to a guy planning to build his own tiny house.
In-progress view from the bathroom.
Back to work…one hole down to the bottom of the trailer to connect to propane, and another hole through the cabinet/end panel to attach to the heater.
Farther away shot of the same thing. It’s the space where the stove goes.
The heater is hooked up! And yuck…you can see how badly we need to enclose the wheel wells here. Caulk and spray foam everywhere on them…
Testing the stove top.
Testing the heater.
Lumber for the door jambs.
More staining! I love this! …..
Putting in the first piece on the bathroom doorway.
And same thing on one of the closets.
Bathroom doorway with the rest of the pieces.
Same thing with the closet. Now I just need to put some trim around the doorways!
I went with green for the closet doors. These are hollow core doors so they won’t weigh much, and they are used so not really in stain-condition. I like the green accent. I also plan to use chalkboard paint and cork. You’ll see soon 🙂
Really bizarre corner cabinet I picked up at the thrift store. Two questions – what the heck was this used for before? And what the heck am I going to do with it?