Long Weekend Tiny House Marathon

Hello blog readers! Just as Christchurch, NZ had its first marathon since the February Earthquakes, we also had an intense marathon. It didn’t involve running but on Saturday, Sunday and Monday we put in over 8 hours every day at the tiny house. We have been packing lunches for every day of the week. This is our life. Enjoy. SATURDAY and SUNDAY: SHOWER TIME!  One of the trials of building a tiny house is the constant shifting of stuff- from one end to another and the tight spaces that forces you to install and build in a certain order. For example we HAD to get the platform installed in order to build the bathroom walls which couldn’t be done until we installed the shower pan which was blocking the gas pipe that needed to be brazed. So we first made some room for the piping to fit into the wall.

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Drilling.
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More Drilling. More saw dust. More sweeping for Cori ;(
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Comfy fit!

Now this copper pipe needs to leave the tiny house and enter our utility box! So out the wall it goes. The braising of the elbow begins!

FIRE. RED. HOT.
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STAND BACK THIS IS MAN’S WORK!
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Testing the flame.

All done, now we can put in our shower!

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AWK.

Well thank you shower pan for letting us know where to put the bathroom wall! PTDC0062

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Getting our steel studs all ready and lined up.
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Screwing it together.
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Then on the otherside.
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Cut out the bottom of the wall where our bathroom door will be- mostly because my fool self would trip each time I went into the bathroom if we didn’t.
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This was difficult.
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Silly Patrick- you can’t hold up the bathroom walls forever!

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Then the other tiny wall, screw it to the wall and call it good!

We have a bathroom now!

MONDAY: Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday! 

So we started with the plumbing of the bathroom sink and getting some more piping out of the house on Monday. Working in beautiful 67 degree weather was really tough! The professional photographer didn’t show up until after all that was done. Pat worked on the wall boards and Cori finished insulating the walls! Gradual pictures of our progress to follow: (I hope you like lots of pictures!)

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Look at my amazing insulating work.
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Professional standards!

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So we don’t forget where our piping is.
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Quality.
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Imagine a shower head here.
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FYI the exterior hasn’t changed in a good two months.

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Don’t be discouraged PAT!

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Our kitchen is a great storage area.
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Just some future shelving hanging around getting in my way.
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SO MUCH INSULATION!
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Ripping boards (builder talk for cutting a board down to size).
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This idea actually is coming together.
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We are making progress!
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Doesn’t the brown, pink and yellow insulation remind you of neapolitan ice cream?
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Air nailer thingy.
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This edition of building a Tiny House with Pat was brought to you by MEASURING TAPE (used at literally every moment of the day).

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ALL INSULATION DONE!
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Now we are high enough to use the step ladder!
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Pat’s brilliant idea to use the jigsaw to cut out half circles so that this board can fit into the corrugated iron on the underside of the loft.

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ETC.

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THIS WINDOW LOOKS SO NICE NOW! What a view!
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From the top of our step ladder.
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Who needs flash when you have vertigo?
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Now for above the loft and more wall boards. We are running low on wall boards!
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Man vs. Loft.

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Out the front door.

PTDC0130 PTDC0132 AND WE ARE DONE FOR THE WEEKEND! The whole house is insulated (for free with donated/found insulation), the statement wall is complete (using free wood- seriously, everything we worked on Monday was FREE), the copper piping is out of the house and the plumbing is all set. Every weekend I fall more and more in love with our tiny house. Pat and Cori OUT BONUS VIDEO- IT’S A LITTLE SHAKY

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy Bryson says:

    Hi Guys! I’m so impressed with the progress of your tiny house, and I just love it! It’s so great that you’ve documented all the work, you’ll have this always and forever. All the pictures are awesome, and I love all the little comments! Keep it coming!

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  2. Christo says:

    Love your work guys! Looking almost habitable now. Well done on the huge progress you made this weekend.

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