Pictures

Here are all the pictures from building our tiny house gathered into one spot. Check here to see pictures of each step of the way.

The Trailer‹     ›Wood Shell‹     ›Subfloor‹     ›Framing‹     ›Sheathing & Windows‹     ›Various Projects‹     ›Siding‹     ›Painting‹     ›Metal Roof‹     ›Metal Siding‹     ›Electrical & Plumbing‹     ›Exterior Trim‹     ›Spray Foam‹    ›Shower Floor‹    ›Air Conditioning‹    ›Wall Panels & Painting

 

The Tailer

Pictures of the tiny house trailer with more views and better details of the extended bed, rod welds, brake system, and hitch.


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The Wood Shell on the Trailer

Pictures of the tiny house trailer with more views and better details of the extended bed, rod welds, brake system, and hitch.


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Subfloor

Installing the subfloor! We cut styrofoam boards to fit inside the trailer, and then we attached the Advantech subfloor on top.


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Framing

Pictures of framing the tiny house. We started with the back end of the trailer and then moved to the front, meeting in the middle. This was definitely the scariest and most difficult task so far. Obviously, this is the bones of the house so we really had to make sure we got things right.


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Sheathing & Windows

Here are pictures of the sheathing process for both the walls and roof. We used AdvanTech’s Zip System sheathing. The boards have a water resistant sealer painted on the outside of the boards, and the seams are sealed up using thick, rubbery flashing tape. This makes using the plastic house wrap unnecessary, which is a bonus. We also added our windows.


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Various Projects

We had a few smaller projects to finish before putting the siding on the house. These projects including installing our door, installing the final window, building an outside storage box, and fixing a leaky window.


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Siding

Here are pictures of the siding we used for the house. It’s a composite board pressed to look like barn wood siding. We were really happy with the results, and adding the siding was so exciting. The change from sheathing to siding totally transformed the structure into a house!


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Painting the House

Once the siding was up, we painted the siding a dark green color called Jasper. I was nervous about picking the wrong color, but it turned out great!


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Metal Roof

These are pictures showing how we got the house ready for the metal roof. We added a metal drip edge to the bottom of the original facia board, added an additional facia board (to cover up all the flashing tape), put down tar paper, tore up tar paper, put down tar paper again, and then finally put down the Master Rib 29 gauge metal roof.


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Metal Siding

These pictures show how we added corrugated tin sheets around the house as the bottom section of siding. This reduced the weight and cost of the house. Also included in this gallery is closing in the wheel wells and adding the metal flashing to protect it from water and debris while moving the house.


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Electric & Plumbing

These pictures show the wiring and plumbing in the house. Eric ran all the wires and set up the breaker box, as well as wiring the plug to hook us up to the grid. For plumbing, Eric used PEX tubing throughout the house.


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Exterior Trim

Pictures of the very long process of sanding, staining, fitting, attaching, and sealing the exterior trim. We reached new levels of frustration on this project since it lasted for so long.


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Spray Foam Insulation

Pictures of the spray foam insulation. We used open cell foam to insulate the house, and the process was really cool to watch. The house completely changed in only a few hours.

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Air Conditioning

Pictures of creating the space for our through-the-wall air conditioning unit.

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Shower Floor

Pictures of creating our concrete shower floor.

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Wall Panels & Painting

Pictures of putting up the ceiling and wall panels, plus the process of mudding, sanding, and painting everything.