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.
We kept chugging along at the end of June to get most of the siding done. Since we had already completed the longer walls, it was time to tackle the siding around the front door. The straight cuts were super easy, but then we had to cut around that lovely trim I picked out. After that, we stopped for the day since we needed soffits before continuing the siding up to the top.
The next days focused on soffits and finishing the siding on the back and above the front door. We were still waiting on the roof before we could official finish the siding. Luckily the roof was done while I was out of town…look for a post on this soon!
The 27th was window day! We installed the remaining windows (one was already in from the previous day) and took the rest of the afternoon off. Honestly I was apprehensive about putting in windows myself based on some comments I’d seen on other blogs, but its’s not hard at all. It helped that these are new construction so they had nailing flanges on…I highly recommend that! We used more super flashing, popped them in, put the flashing around all sides, then tapped to our hearts’ content.
The next day was pretty short since we just put up some blocking. This is really just some more 2x4s cut to size and nailed up under the roof overhang. The soffits will be nailed to these blocks so it’ll all look nice and clean when you’re standing underneath and looking up at the finished roof. Happily, I was able to use a few pieces of wood from the pallets I’ve dismantled. Aside from some extra nails in them, they’re just like any new 2x4s you’d buy.