Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Snow Storm

Here's a photo of the house while I was in NY for Thanksgiving.  We lucked out in NY and only had rain, while in NH they were without power for days.  Sorry I missed all the fun, not.  Think it's time for a proper roof!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Two Windows Find Their Way Into The Tiny House

Installed two windows this afternoon.  It really makes all the difference.  Tomorrow more electrical and plumbing.  Hopefully the insulation will make its appearance some time after Thanksgiving.

Door is in.

Got the door installed yesterday with the help of Bruce.  It's not the French door I wanted but I couldn't see spending $2500.00 for a door that was12 inches wider.  Spent less than $400. on this one.  Sacrifices must be made somewhere.

Craigslist Wood Stove Find

After spending a night in an uninsulated tiny house, I thought it might be time to look into a cheap wood stove, this is what I found.  2002 Vermont castings Aspen 1920 for $250.

Here's the temporary setup in action...

Friday, October 31, 2014


The first trick or treaters stopped by the tiny house today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Hütte: Tiny House video #2

Almost a complete hütte.

Almost completed the shell today.  Tomorrow I have to reframe the doorway for the temporary door that I'll use until I can afford the French doors.  Mucho dinero.  Looks like I'll beat the snow that is coming Sunday.


Door that needs reframing for temporary door.  No header yet.


The Tiny Hütte: Sheathing

Hold downs to keep my house from floating away
 Mr. Cash jobsite foreman



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jeep Wrangler Drive

Only a half day working on the tiny house.  My friends Bruce and Jill received a Jeep Wrangler today, all the way from California.  Can you say no rust and the thing is 27 years old.  Spent the morning cruising around back roads and trails.  A little "cool" to have the top down but we're tough New Englanders.

Bruce & Jill
Got half the rafters up, attached hurricane ties top and bottom, trimmed rafter ends, couple sheets of zip roof.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

With A Little Help From My Friends

Today was a productive day.  John and Bruce were a great help in getting loads done on the tiny house.  John laid out the loft area and figured out the rafters and got the ridge pole in place with the help of Bruce.  I was on the ground being the cut man (I like the ground, ground GOOD).  Still gimping around with my back issues, so I really appreciate the help I had from two great friends.  Shout out to Jill for taking the great photos, so actually three great friends!  Nice work guys!

I have friends in high places.  John and Bruce.
Beautiful Fall day in New Hampshire.

My life in a cargo trailer.

It's all going to plan.


Monday, October 13, 2014

First bits of progress

Since moving out of my house 10 days ago, I have slowly begun  work on The Hütte (tiny house).  Progress has been a bit slow, but a back injury has been keeping the first few work days kind of short.  Today was the first manageable day as far as back pain goes.  I've complained of some back pains in the past but now I know what actual pain is.  Ouchy.

Jeep conga line during move
Rigid insulation.
The deck is complete
First wall on deck
Room with a view.
My home 'till the end of the month
More to come..........