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Building the Deck

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Building the Deck

Hello! This morning, bright and early we began to install our deck. As you may know  we already attached a porch roof to the tiny house and used three posts to support it. We attached the deck to the posts and used wooden legs for the rest of the support. The deck was made of recycled materials sourced from a jobsite. It was pretty much already pre-built so it was put together very quickly. It still needs a coat paint but otherwise I think it looks great. We have doubled our living space, after only a couple hours of hard work. We will use the porch to store our shoes, barbecue, and other items that we wish to keep dry. 20151128_08563520151128_08563920151128_08562820151128_09243220151128_09350420151128_09351720151128_11380220151128_113805IMG_20151128_09360220151128_11381020151128_11381820151128_12181020151128_12181720151129_12334720151129_123443IMG_20151128_105504

A nice coat of deck paint will bring these former walls back to life with a new purpose. Thanks for reading.

Pat and Cori

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Pull out bed and other things

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Pull out bed and other things

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Hi, Today Cori and I worked on our under floor pull out bed and I welded four little tabs on the kitchen sink to support a cutting board to give us some more counter space. We also finished off a few other little things. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

This is for pillow storage at the head of the bed.

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Now here's a video of Cori.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGvXMo4i2sA&w=420&h=315]

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We installed some bathroom shelves using old apple crates.

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Trim for the bathroom window.

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As Pat would say "Sweet."

-Cori and Pat

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Ceiling Insulating and Covering

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Ceiling Insulating and Covering

Hi everyone, Today at the tiny house we insulated and covered our ceiling. It has felt like forever that the ceiling has been not finished, but today we got it done! Some really good friend of ours had some extra polystyrene laying around. We took what they gave us and bought what we needed and today got around to finishing our ceiling. That stuff sure does make a hell of a mess but in the end it worked out well.

After the insulation was up we calculated that we had enough left over roofing material for our ceiling. The rust, holes, scratches, and all kinds of minor imperfections gives it a good rustic look.

We also had time to build a door for our utilities box completely out of scraps we had left laying around.

Hope you like it!

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Think I am looking kind of stiff haha!

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Roof and corner flashing

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Roof and corner flashing

Hello everyone, Today was a beautiful Autumn day in New Zealand! I finished the roof and corner flashing but still have to flash around the windows at a later date. I attached the Flashing with some rubber washer screws and sealed the corners and seams with some waterproof sealer. Looks pretty flash haha!!

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Finishing the Exterior

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Finishing the Exterior

Hello everyone, We have finally finished the outside minus a few bits of flashing around the windows and on the corners of the walls. IMG_1690 IMG_1691 IMG_1692 IMG_1693 IMG_1694 IMG_1695

Behind this wall with the two windows is going to be our kitchen. We are going to install two planter boxes underneath the windows for fresh herbs.

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Gathering materials for tiny house build.

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Gathering materials for tiny house build.

Hello everyone I just wanted to talk about how to keep on a budget and get materials for a tiny house build for very cheap or free!! Yes free, I know that's exciting not many things are free these days. I got a lot of the materials that you will see in the video and pictures out of the trash. Just keep your eyes open all the time because other people's trash can be your treasure. If you see a job site with a skip (dumpster), just ask the job supervisor if you can have a quick peak in the dumpster. Another way to get stuff very cheap is by going onto trademe. I have bought many things on trademe for really good prices, for example this stainless steel sink for $10.50. Just keep looking and have some cash on hand!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t04_MzeWgCk&feature=youtu.be

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I got this cable for my 12v off the grid power system in the trash. On the right is 1000 dollars worth of vinyl I purchased for a case of beer (20 bucks) and some metal grating I will probably use for shelving in the closet.

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