Saturday, April 30, 2016

There's more to be done!

So much progress happening!

These last couple days have been super productive and stressful

The door cut fully and framed

What we had to cut more metal for the door

Body warmers are our friends since it's storming out


Travis working hard AGAIN cutting the dining room window out

Oh Travis' signature face. I love it!

There is so much more that we will post tomorrow or if it's Sunday, then today!
Most of today was us running to get boots for Travis and then running back down the mountain to get more lumber! Hopefully our last big lumber trip!

Shout out to Chad's lumber yard, he is awesome!
(This post has his information:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bye bye metal walls :(

Look how far we've gotten!
Travis and I decided to do Tyvek on the inside of the trailer because we got a tip from a construction friend that when one builds a house with metal walls on the outside, they tend to freeze and sweat, causing the insulation to become wet and the paint/drywall to bubble.

We were hoping to get the framing for the walls done in two full weekends, but with the weather and how much we've been working it hasn't worked out that way. 

BUT!!... nonetheless, we are making lots of progress!

Next step will be to cut out the bathroom window, finish the rest of the framing, put in the windows, build the loft, electrical and then cut the roof and do the framing for the ceiling. And hopefully in that order!

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

To the Window to the Wall....

Hello all!

Here's an update on cutting the windows, starting the framing, and our extremely long process of getting more lumber.

So I'm really excited to show you guys these pictures for two reasons, one because we cut the hole for the biggest window, which is our living room window. Second, we got wood that will be for the loft frame and will be part of the finished look of the house. I'm excited for that because what we've been doing this whole time is things that no one will ever see.
Travis worked really hard cutting the window out.

Here's us starting to frame the house!!

Our next step was to get a lumber for framing the walls. And we have yet to get a picture of it because we got dumped with 4 feet of snow. But we got 40 2x4's. 5 4x4's, and then 6 2x6's. The 2x4's are mostly for the framing and some for the framing of the loft. the 4x4's are for the floor of the loft. And are going to be showing on the ceiling of the kitchen.

We will post more photos as we finish the framing. I'm giving us two full weekends of framing the walls. Then after framing, we'll frame the loft and then electrical! After that the ceiling.......

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Floor and door, WE WANT MORE!

Hello all!!

This post is very exciting and you'll get to see how much progress we've made! There's lot's of pictures, so get ready! And be sure to scroll to the end to see what we're planning on doing next on the house!

Before cutting the door out!!!             After cutting the door!!!!!

Cutting the door out was an extremely long process and we will still have to cut more because we cut it smaller than the door, we didn't want to cut more and then figure out how to fit the door in in a larger space

Here's our set up for covering the door. We cut the door on Friday and then it rained Saturday. The board did not stay up through the night so now we have a beautiful set up with a tarp. You may be wondering if we are using the ladder in the picture to get in and out of the house and.... yes, yes we are :/ 
The reason we have to use this ladder now is because of this! (see picture below)

We covered the hole!!! We're leaving a small space open on the bottom so we can get lumber, dry wall, etc. etc. all that stuff into the house. This is also where we've been getting in and out of the house but now we no longer can! Which means things are progressing fast!

Next the FLOOR!

First day putting insulation in            This is the day we finished it!       

As you can see Travis is excited! I'm sure you all have seen this face before on our post on the Tiny House Convention we went to!

He's swimming in a see of pink cotton candy.... Except you can't eat this cotton candy! 
Next up was putting in Tongue and grove wood!!
We accidentally cut the first piece wrong. We forgot to look to see the direction of the strength of the wood is and put it in that way. (So all you people out there thinking about building a floor in by yourself; check, double-check, and TRIPLE check EVERYTHING before cutting it!) In the end it all worked out! Cutting the curves for the corners were the hardest part of putting in the tongue and grove.

Out of the ENTIRE floor there is only one spot that squeaks!
That was the very last piece we put in which is where the toilet will be going..... Travis and I had a much heated debate about it and he explained to me that I will just have to live with it because it would not be worth tearing up the floor and redoing it.... So in the end we will be living with a squeak in the floor :( But us not being professionals, one squeak is pretty awesome!

The boards were pretty hard to get in because of how heavy they were and some of them not being put in straight because of so many factors, i.e. the trailer walls not being the same on both sides, the different width's of the 2x6's underneath, etc.

In the end, guys..... We can say we built a floor! Not a perfect floor by professional standards, but we don't care! It's perfect by our standards! 

Thanks for staying tuned!
Make sure to check back on the progress we make on framing the walls! Then after that, the part I'm not looking forward to: THE CEILING O.o

Also I decided to change the font size and text on the blogs, let us know if it's easier on the eyes or harder to read for anyone. Thanks!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Before and after: the floor

If you haven't been following the blog, you wouldn't of seen the progress we've made from when we first had the house then ripped up the floor, seen in the photo below.

And now if you scroll down, you'll see the progress Kiah and I made in one weekend, promptly named "Hell Weekend". See the fruits of our labor below!!


Thanks for following! We're very excited of the progress we've made :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Working hard or hardly working

Hey everyone!

We got a lot done today... YAY! We've been feeling a little down because the weather keeps holding us up, so we were feeling like we didn't really get anything done on the house.... BUT not today!

Today was probably our most productive day!

We got more of the floor framing done. As you see with the first picture we had to do some annoying pain in the butt work AND unfortunately got a leak in the roof, but fixed it. 

Here's the blog post on fixing the roof

So here I am melting all the ice that froze onto the plywood... I might look happy in the picture but I was pretty upset!

There's Travis fixing the leak on the roof

We then decided to get floor insulation at some warehouse in Denver where they were selling the kind that we needed at a discount. We got the directions from Google Maps and it said it'd take us about 45 minutes to get there, and because they closed at 4PM and wouldn't open back up until Monday, we had to get it TODAY! Only problem was, it was 3:15PM. So we jumped in the car, sped down the highway and got there just in time. As Travis went to pay for it, they informed us they were planning on staying open for another 30 minutes... -.-

We thought about getting recycled blue jean insulation but realized that it was definitely not in our budget. So we decided to get the itchy kind. I'm so frickin stoked to put this stuff in hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to!!!

Wish us luck!