Category Archive: Tiny Homes

Feb 06 2018

Siding

We roll a fresh coat of paint on the Western Cedar siding and make sure all of the cavities in the house have proper insulation.

First line of siding goes up. Everything is based on this single line so we spent a bit of time to get it right.

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Feb 01 2018

We move on to wood

We are seriously enjoying the folks over at Economy Lumber. We discussed various external wood choices and decided on 450 linear feet of Western Cedar at $9 for 12 feet.

We picked up some tongue-and-groove 3/4″ for the floor and some half inch ACX for the ceiling.

Before we can lay the floor …

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Jan 26 2018

A few good days of work

Greg and Hans applied Sikaflex Polyurethane Sealant and primed the entire house.

7 rolls of Astrofoil. (Or, as Greg would say; “You don’t see Tyvek around the Space Shuttle. You see Astrofoil!”)

Mixing up the second coat of oil-based primer.

Annie and Amana come to visit

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Apr 22 2017

An excellent week of education

I am taking two tiny home building classes at Laney College. CARP 221 – Advanced Elements of Construction is taught on Thursday by Matthew Wolpe. CARP 228 – Digital Fabrication is taught on Friday by Marisha Farnsworth.

We are building two houses for The City of Oakland to help with the chronic homeless problem. …

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Sep 19 2016

We begin our build

Greg and I have been talking about what we want to build for months. Today we bought our first trailer.

I sent out a call to over 100 advocates to see who wanted to help us with our project. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

As we were leaving Santa Rosa we passed a …

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Sep 17 2016

Trailer research

We are looking for a trailer for our first Tiny Home. We have decided on a 7×14′ dual axle model. Below are some links to websites that offer something close.

California Tiny House trailer is $5,250 for the 18′.

Tumbleweed trailer prices is $4,200 for the 16′

Tiny Home Builders offer a 16′ delivered for …

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