With the weather and our schedules putting us behind on our progress of build, we finally were able to go out on Thanksgiving weekend and put in a lot of hours. We accomplished some big tasks! First on our list for the weekends agenda was building the walls on the loft level of the house. As you can see above in our pictures, we built in framing for our windows. That was something we didn't do on the lower level walls. One of the reasons we decided to do this was that we didn't want to mess with cutting out a section of the wall while on a ladder, also we wanted to be sure we had the right support sectioned out before building the rafters.
Bathroom Wall and Stairs
Finally we are building something for the inside of the tiny house. Our bathroom walls must be built before picking out where we want our windows to be and also before we build stairs, closets etc. Because we already have the door framed and the only access to entering the tiny house other than coming from the roof, we had to build the bathroom wall inside the house. Once it was built, we then lined it up at 46" from the south wall, just enough room for our steel tub to fit. Russell cut out the bottom of the doorway so that piece of wood at the bottom wouldn't be in the way when we are flooring. Next we started on the stairs. Ryan and I bought deck stair framing and altered them so that we could create a stair latter and add closet space underneath. These are temporarily set and secured by straps, but removable for when we need to create the closet and also do the finishing on the insulation and interior walls.
The weekend after Thanksgiving we were only able to work on Sunday due to Ryan working a long shift Friday night. But in only one day we managed to get all of our rafters up except for one on each end where we still have some build up to due at the end of the east wall. Our rafters are all secured with OSP metal rafter ties and are spread 12 inches apart with slight variations in places to take some of the load off of the windows. Unfortunately next weekend, December 13 and 14 we will not be able to work on the tiny house at all. Hannah is graduating from Missouri Southern State University on Saturday, and on Sunday we will be taking both of our families to Silver Dollar City ( a country and western based theme park) to celebrate. However, since Hannah's family is coming in from Texas this will be our first opportunity to show off the tiny house to someone who was not involved with the build and we are very excited about that.
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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!