We have finally conquered our battle with the exterior siding! It was a long and tedious task to do. With a storm coming in earlier in the week, we managed to put our last piece securely in with only 30 minutes to spare.
Hannah painted the corner post green to match our roof and front door. We put them up first.
All metal on the trailer hitch side and two tone for the other 3 walls.
And here it is.. The Kindred Tiny house final product for the exterior siding. The two tone of metal and vinyl turned out very interesting. We would have liked to go with wood instead of vinyl to have that natural look, but our descion of having the metal be part of the design called for a more industrial look.
We have discussed that in the future, after the tiny house is complete, that painting the vinyl a darker brown would be more apealing and doable. It was fairly easy to paint the corner post green, but we're ready to get this project finished rather than be picky over the color.
I bet a lot of you are wondering what drove us to use metal in our design. Ryan works at a metal distribution company and has a lot of experience when it comes to metal. It made sense that the design of our house should really represent us. Not only that but I'm sure many of you noticed where are chimney is placed. We didn't initially design the layout of our home to fit the needs of our wood stove.
We constantly were changing the floor plan so in the end the location of our wood stove inside the tiny house is by our front door and next to the kitchen. Directly above is our cat walk that connects the two lofts. Many tiny houses do not have a bridge like this so don't have the issues of running their chimney directly above to the roof. By having our chimney come directly out to the side of the house immediately confirmed our thoughts about metal siding.
Along with the chimney, we ran into the wheel well being an issue to access between the house. Sliding down the vinyl pieces would have been extremely difficult. We feel good about the metal siding being behind this obstacle and that it will better deter rain from seeping in.
Bella says hello! She is patiently waiting for me to finish this blog post and for me to feed her breakfast.
We are Ryan and Hannah Fullerton. We built a tiny home between fall and spring of 2014-2015. We sold it in may of 2015 and moved into a travel trailer full-time. We love to explore and go on adventures with friends. Our favorite sports are Stand up paddleboarding, and rock climbing. We train hard in the gym so that our bodies are strong and ready for our outdoor activites. Follow us on our journey to live small, but have big adventures!