Thursday, October 15, 2015

It has been a while.

Yes it has been a while since I posted anything up here.

I am working two jobs again, so my weekends are taken up by working and not by the assembly of pieces of my tiny house. Alas and alak.

On the plus side, I have gotten some work done, and my exterior is 95% finished, and in deed the structure is almost road worthy.

yes that is the siding done, the roof done, and the facia up on two sides of the structure. I still need to put siding on those little triangles up by the loft on both sides, and the side not pictured needs to have the last courses of siding run and the facia put up. The front also needs to have the facia put on, put I didn't do it on my stolen three days off since I wanted to fix my roofing overlap.

I didn't quite overlap it enough to cover the siding (an easy enough error to make your first time doing roofing I imagine).

I like the way the rock looks now. Two courses fits so much better then one, and it ties all nicely with the weathered wood style vinyl siding.

I need to finish the last bit of siding and facia on the other side and the front facia, and hang my front clearance lights. Then maybe I can get it road inspected and actually licensed.

Then maybe some interior work can be done.

I have cut the stringers for my stairs, and I did get my toilet in.

I want to drop the loft space floor an inch (I have just that much clearance from the door) to give myself a little headroom. Right now it is just a bit too cramped for my liking.

If I did it again, you know that the center area between the wheel wheels would be a good spot for a rolling bed, and I would shed roof the house to make the loft a little office/work space/library.

Ah well. that and another window or two are my should haves.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow and progress

So I went up last weekend and did a little work. Got some pressure treated decking set up on front and then fiddled with the siding. I am going to do the double rock as I have it done on the back. I need to get more and go back up and stick in on. At least I need to remove everything so my screwup with the edging is fixed easier.

Toilet should be here next week.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Missteps and missing people.

There are times I really miss my dad. he was a font of knowledge, mostly because he bashed his knuckles on the same projects back in the day.  I would love to pick his brain on certain topics, and on others he might have saved me some pain.

Such as the sudden realization that I have been doing my vinyl siding wrong.

In most things, you but up the siding and then the edging to cover it. In Vinyl you need to do it the other way around since it fastens underneath.

Oh joy, undoing work to get these things in place is going to be a pain in the ass.

Also I just heard my VISA card cuss me out as I dropped the money on a Separett. Best to get it now, so that the place will be at least semi usable. Worst comes to worst I can use it on my property that septic would not work on.

So going up this weekend to deal with things such as putting decking on the front, pulling off those side railings and getting my siding on the front, and then fixing my mistakes with the Vinyl. Not necessarily in that order, but still.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Siding Ho!

I had some time off over Christmas, and wonder of all wonders my siding finally came in. I had decided to go with a weathered wood style vinyl siding from Kaycan.  The swirls in the siding match both the roof and some Polyroche fake rock that I am using to break up the huge mass there is.
Overall, I might just need to pick up another course of the rock and double it. Right now it looks good, but a second course of it might look better.

I also have ideas floating in my head for changing how I was going to frame up my front deck area. Dad did some railings and the like at the cabin out of  actual trees/logs and I might just want to copy that style for my porch. It means pulling off what I have already put in place, but the wood touch would look so much better I think. (I was planning to do something like this on the inside for my loft area, but adding some outside would tie everything together.

Ah weight. I get nervous about my frame more and more. ;)

Ah I want to get back up there and fiddle more. The snow just makes things so much harder though. I was getting nervous with my ladder.