Put a Sweater on It!

Despite the harsh temperatures and the un-melting snow (unusual for Colorado winters), we have continued to build throughout the holidays and into the New Year. We took days off during the holidays, hence my lack of documenting, but have stayed loyal to the project. I’m proud of my team of helpers and especially Brian Sisk (my main building man), as our build progresses slowly but surely. We try and keep warm in our down jackets, hats, gloves, layers upon layers of clothing, and all fueled by a determined vision and thermoses of hot chocolate.
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The Bones of my House

Holly Hursley and I took a crazy leap and went to Austin a couple weeks ago to visit a tiny house framing company called Volstrukt. We went to their manufacturing warehouse to see the process, solidify my design, and meet with the managing director – Marc McQuain, and Jayson Laipenieks – the design and production manager. I was super excited to finalize my plans in person, and to learn about their steel framing.
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Compost is My Religion

I’ve finalized my tiny house design, and it’s ready to send off to Volstrukt who will be creating the framing for my home. It’s an amateur plan and I’m sure Jayson and Mark will have loads of questions, but the kinks will hopefully be worked out in the next few days. By the time Holly Hursley (videographer/photographer) and I head to Austin next week to interview the Volstrukt folks, my design will be set in stone. It’s an anxiety provoking stage because everything must be exact. If it’s not, well, I will have a lot of problems with my framing dimensions down the road. It’s all on me now, and if I’ve made a mistake then I will find a way to fix it.
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