A long overdue post on the framing of my tiny house
I've mentioned before that I have some shortcomings as a blogger, one of them being regularity of posting. So here are some photos from last July and August, when I actually framed, sheathed and roofed my house. I'm a little disappointed in myself that during the whole process, when I had a camera-phone on my person the entire time, I took so few pictures, but it is what it is.
I built individual sections of framing that were about at the limits of what I could lift, then got help when it was time to stand them up. I knew that when I asked for help I had to be ready to be productive. It worked out fairly well. The framing took one day, the sheathing a second. I lifted sheets of plywood up on the rafters and tacked them in place so I could cover the whole thing with a couple of tarps. I managed to get it covered just before it rained.
I want to thank my father-in-law, Juris (George), my neighbor John, an old friend and coworker Soo, and my brother Gary for their help with putting up the frame. I literally could not have done it without them.
I apparently didn't take a single picture the entire day Gary was helping me put the sheathing on.
The house has been in this condition for pretty much the entire winter. After it was weather tight, I had to turn my attention to a different project, that took up most of my time. But now I'm back at it. I ordered the siding and it should come some time this week. I built a loft. I built a ladder. I have a second loft and a second ladder started. Good times.