During weeks 13 & 14 of building our tiny house on a trailer, we finish installing the redwood siding on the main building, and complete the rain screen wall and trim on the east dormer. Frequent rain showers, visitors from far and near, and a four day “vacation” to deliver our cat to his new home give us a much needed respite from the burn-out we’ve been experiencing lately.
Much thanks to all of our neighbors, friends (new and old) and families for your encouragement and support. It is with renewed energy, which you have provided to us, that we continue onward!
Today we’re in the midst of week 18 and we’re chugging along, wrapping up all the loose ends. Our wood store is built and filled with the hard wood “waste” we recycled from our neighbor’s yard last summer, as well as kindling we split from left-over scraps from our building the tiny house. We’ve landscaped parts of the yard, which were battered by our supply piles over the last year, to incorporate drought tolerate and hardy plants that will require little care while we’re away. And we’ve been doing some necessary maintenance on the main house, like installing gutters on the porches (to prevent water from damaging the lime mortar foundation Kai rebuilt last year).
We’re going to install and waterproof masonite panels under the trailer today, in order to seal off the underside from pests while we’re gone. We hope to have the porch built and all our supply piles gone (forever!) from our yard by the end of the week.
If all goes well, we’ll have an open-house/farewell party during the first week of September and we’ll be on our bicycles heading west across the States, before you can say, “It’s September Already!?!”.
Weeks 13 & 14 Video
If you’d like to see our progress from the beginning, watch previous videos here.