We had a build day Sunday the 28th. Four kids came over and we sided and screwed in metal for about an hour and a half. Special thanks to Jake, a junior higher for helping out. Any suggestions from anyone on what type of sealer to use? We would like to keep the natural color. We are adding one more window to the front, for the bathroom. The kids thought it was kind of dark with out it.
One other note we are in need of a single piece 32 in shower if anyone has one lying around.
Well, it was decided, but definitely, not unanimously, that the house would be sided with galvanized corrugated metal three feet up from the bottom with 7 inch faced cedar lap siding above that. It is going slowly, but surely. I have no pictures yet, but hope to have some next week.
On a side note, we had a mother who is skilled at interior design come in and discuss ideas with the kids. Some interesting discussions occurred.
Today, we put in the door and screwed in the loft. We also put in the plastic wrap which protects the tiny house from wind and protects against water vapor. We hammered it in with plastic caps. We learned what plastic caps were, they are nails covered with a little flat cap that makes it so the nails don't go through the plastic house wrap. Last week we put in the beams that would support the loft. This week we are putting on the board so that we can actually walk on it. Two members of our team worked on screwing on the loft. We had to get exact measurements, so that the screws are put into the right spot. Last week we put in the windows. Today we put in the door. It proved to be a little tricky so we put in shims to make sure that it fits. Next week we will be putting on metal and wood siding to protect the tiny house from the elements.
They had a great time making the posters that will be on the tiny house for the parade. By the way, it still needs a name, any suggestions?
We also debated what makes a good exterior finish for the house(it really needs a name), and what kind of tub/shower it should have.
We are a Gifted and Talented class in the Mountain Home School District