If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
The Colorado Tiny House Festival is this weekend! I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned about green building and how it specifically applies to tiny homes. I’m speaking on Saturday at 10:30am. Come check out my booth where I’ll be selling green building materials, and pick my brain!
My first real physical steps of the building process commenced a couple weeks ago when I decided it was time to build the subfloor of my tiny house. Tiny house builders go about the structure of the subfloor in many different ways. As with most aspects of the tiny house, there are reasons and personal preferences that sway the decision making process, and that’s exactly why building a custom tiny house is so fun and unique. Building codes don’t really exist.
During the past couple of weeks I have spent most all of my free time sourcing materials. I’ve connected with some pretty interesting people on Craigslist, one of which is named James, who is building a tiny house on the bed of a big 1963 truck. I went out to his place to buy his extra house wrap, which just happens to be the exact amount that I need. He also sold me window sealing tape and roofing underlayment at a super great price, all the while giving me building tips about metal to wood temperature conductivity and how to find deals and recycled materials. He has some cherry wood flooring that he pulled out of a house from 1900, and if I’m lucky he will have enough left over to pass on to me. His blog is: https://muttandmapestinyhouse.wordpress.com
Holly Hursley and I traveled to Austin, TX last week. It was a short action packed trip and we came home feeling fantastic about what we accomplished. We originally went to Austin to visit Volstrukt, a new company manufacturing steel framing for tiny houses, among other building projects. We had a great time with Jayson and Mark, but more on Volstrukt in a later post…