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Welcome to TinyHouse43’s Blog!

Welcome! Since the weather keeps delaying our physical tiny house building progress, we’ve instead started focusing on cleaning up our web presence. Welcome to the “New & Improved” version 2.0 … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside The Box

With the exterior almost complete (though I certainly feel like I’ve been saying that foooorrrr-eeeeev-eeeerrrrr), I’ve been thinking a ton about the inside of our tiny house “box” – you know, … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Seven (potentially) Deadly Sins of Tiny House Building

My dad, a dual-degreed chemical engineer-chemist, does what’s called Process Hazards Analysis (PHA for short), which are exactly what they sound like: an analysis of the various processes that take … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Burning Down The House… Almost

or… How NOT To Make Shou Sugi Ban Siding (not that we were trying to make it anyway) So, we nearly burned our tiny house down yesterday. Yes, really. I … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Of Trim And Trimming

As usual I’m faster at posting photos on Facebook and Instagram than I am in the blog, but I have a few minutes here at work while I wait for … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tiny House Exterior Tour Videos

I took the time to shoot a video showing off the (still!) unfinished outside of our house the other day, and it ended up being so long I split it … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Another siding photo dump 

Once again I’m too pooped to pop – er, I mean post – so here’s another photo dump from the work today. I can say that except for the battens … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A WIN for siding… FINALLY!

I’m fading fast after having worked last night (been up since 5pm yesterday), but I fought through the fog and knocked out quite a bit of siding work today. If … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

To reblog, or not to reblog… That isn’t even a question we have to ask ourselves! :)

It’s been brought to my attention by a disgruntled blog reader that re-blogging a post by another writer is putting in “less effort” and not worth keeping a subscription to … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Lessons I Learned From My Tiny House

I wonder what we’ll learn when we move into our tiny house and hit the road…? Here’s what Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey has learned since going tiny! -Meg … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Gallery is LIVE!

While I’ve literally taken hundreds of photographs (and even a few videos) of our build progress, I couldn’t even begin to find the time to post them all. That’s the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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Got the other side of the upper porch done. 👍🏻 Couldn't get this side's fascia up w/o it, so I figured I'd better get a move on. I'm proud of me getting better and braver with the chop saw - usually I let Brandy do all the cutting, especially when notches are involved - but it came out pretty well! It'll look even better once we swap the porch post for our white birch pole and cover the underside of the porch. #tinyhouse #tinyhousediy Stealing a page from @roomtosparetinyhouse - we totally agree that the best way to bring rain in a drought is to build a tiny house outside!! Gah! 💦☔️💧 #tinyhouse #tinyhousediy #tinyhouseliving #rainraingoawayontinyhousebuilddays We got the blue metal roof on just as it started raining again. Still needs some more screws and a trim on the left side (and a dab of silicone to keep the overlay flap down), but it's water tight enough for now! Next step will be to seal up the edges of the cedar and black window trim with #penofinverde, followed by installing the shutters I'm making from some leftover #beetlekillpine and #reclaimedbarnwood. Lastly, the bottom needs its battens. #tinyhouse #tinyhousediy #tinyhousesiding #tinyhouseliving Brandy is almost done with the custom window bump out - just a little cedar to cut off, and then the blue roof goes on! I guess I'd better hurry up and build those shutters!! #tinyhouse #tinyhousediy #tinyhouseliving I had to way overexpose and saturate this pic for you to even see the colors, but I just painted all the roof rafter end pieces in our four #davincibelleforteshake colors: violet, green, purple, and a blue for the Dark Gray. Turns out they are more visible under the fascia than we expected, so now they'll at least be pretty to look at! Now I just need to stop being a slacker and bring my actual camera out with me to take proper pics - iPhones only do so much! #tinyhouse #tinyhouseliving #tinyhousediy #technicolorrainbow Goes to show how little I've been paying attention: Brandy put the first piece of fascia up, and I didn't notice 'til just now! Have to say, I think we should have gone with 6" instead of 4", but too late now! Just means I'll have to stain/paint the roof joist ends after all! #tinyhouse

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