90% Finished Tiny House

This picture really sums up what it was like living in the desert. Quite the experience.

I’m still only 90% finished with my house, six months after starting it. This is to be expected I suppose. A few things to finish include installing solar panels, a water tank, changing the outside material a bit, building a deck and garden for the roof, building the couch, finishing …

Tiny Plumbing

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(no pictures, sorry) Plumbing was another phase I had never worked with before. I decided to use PEX, which is super flexible and easy to work with. Each piece of tubing slips right over the angles and Ts and other connections, then you just slip a metal ring over the …

My lights work!

Electrical

From the beginning I planned to use external conduit for my electrical. I did this for three reasons. First, I want to …

That's one handsome bike on one fancy wall.

Interior Finishes

Originally I was going to use plaster for my interior wall finish, but I decided against it once I started running out …

Check that out.

Siding!

I had a two loads of reclaimed pallet wood donated from A Rutco Pallet in Kaysville (near SLC). They were excited about …

This hole is drilled through all layers. I don't have detailed pictures of the roof drain from above. Sorrryyy.

Drain dat Roof!

With the rain screen system in place (except the pallet wood) it was time to get the roof covering going. Roofing material …

Give it up for operable windows!

Windows & Doors!

Once the house-wrap is in place we are good to put the windows in! I ordered windows from Home Depot. They are …

I was able to install a few of these myself, but I'd recommend having at least one helper. Heavy stuff.

Drywall Drywall Drywall.

Drywall! This was quite the process. If you’ve never done drywall before, give yourself twice as much time to do this step. …

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