Framing Up Our Tiny House "Lucy"

The framing went up amazingly quickly - All in all it took us about 10 days to get it done. Most of that time was spent on the trusses - figuring out the angles was a bit tricky! Luckily Tom payed attention during trigonomitry classes (I obviously didn't as I don't even know how to spell trigonomotry... ??!). We got there... and it was almost millimeter perfect - Yay!

Here are some photos taken during those exciting 10 days!

 

Bolting the floor plate onto the trailer...

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Time for insulation...

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Framing going up...

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Roof going on (This was a HARD day - we had a very narrow space around the trailer to work with, so there was lots of climbing, clinging and general monkey business!)

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You may be wondering why we have plywood on the interior walls of the tiny house... Good question. Plywood is used to help brace tiny houses, so that they dont flop around when you drive them from A to B... We wanted to stay clear of treated ply, so we decided to go with non treated ply with ultra low formaldahyde levels and use it on the interior of the building, so it would be protected from the elements. This made construction trickier, but it also meant we could steer clear of toxic materials.

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Bathroom framing...

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Kitchen space...

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Kitchen, bathroom and sleeping loft... (it all looks smaller in the photos than it feels)

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Tom looking very happy with progress! You'll see that the wiring going in here (we did get an electrician to help us with this... a good investment, I think!).

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To check out the framing with it's pretty clothes on (Cladding, windows and doors), click here

To purchase the framing plans for lucy, click here

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