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How to build your own DIY Shower with Cedar Siding

September 20, 2018

Yes, you can build a Shower with Cedar and it does work! Tongue and groove cedar is an excellent building material, because we’re DIY’ing our shower in a tiny space, we decided to give it a shot. Cedar is very light, smells great when cut, and is naturally water resistant. It has this very rustic and fits into the modern farmhouse chic look that’s oh-so-hip right now. We loved the look of it on the outside of our house so…

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Tiny House Water Heater Walkthrough

October 29, 2017

A water heater is one of the more complicated appliances in a house, especially a tiny house. We decided to outfit our tiny house with a propane on demand water heater. On-demand water heaters are great for tiny homes because they don’t have a tank. Like their name implies, the water heater heats the water only when it’s turned on. The beginning of the video was shot in November 2016, when we were still working on our prepping for siding…

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Top 5 lessons from building our own tiny house

September 15, 2017

It’s hard to believe it was a full year ago that we started our endeavor to build our very own tiny house. Admittedly, unlike a lot of other tiny house DIY builders we met, we didn’t spend a ton of time researching every angle before buying our trailer shell. We knew the basics from reading other tiny house blogs and researching the very do’s and don’ts of construction. We figured you can spend your time researching or spend your time…

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Vlog Episode #1

February 3, 2017

In this episode we go way back to August to when we were first driving out to Liberation Tiny Homes to pick up our shell and the eventful drive back to Ohio. Then the second half of the episode is a flash forward to a few months later when we’re putting the final touches on the roof and learning quickly that fascia goes on after soffit. Whoops.  …

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Installing Cedar Siding

January 5, 2017

Today’s a pretty exciting day. We’ve covered quite a bit of the Tyvek house wrap with our vinyl, so now we can start covering the upper half with cedar. Amy and I have been talking about this for quite some time. It’s crazy how quickly the entire look of the house changes. Picking the Type of Cedar First decision we had to make was to either go with bevel style cedar or tongue-and-groove style. I was all for the bevel style…

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Propane and Propane Accessories

January 3, 2017

Starting with the Utility boxes Once a long time ago we mentioned we started building utility boxes. We never really explained it what they are and why we’ll need them. But that all changes today. If learning about the very concept of a utility box aligns with your interests and decide to keep reading. It’s good stuff you won’t regret it. So these little guys will be attached to the front of the house, to the right and left of…

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Tiny Tour #1

December 21, 2016

Our first walkthrough of the house on video! Here’s the progress we have at this point. We talk about our the decisions we’ve made, the ones we have to redo and what’s in store of the next steps.…

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Siding our Tiny House

November 28, 2016

It’s here it’s here! Our Nantucket Gray siding is actually here! Of course it would arrive just before we left for PA and Jersey for the Thanksgiving holidays, but it finally did. We’ve had the j channel done on the door and few windows. Plus all of the outside and inside corners. Putting up the first laps We tested the first laps on the smallest part of the house that we could, next to the door on the left hand…

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Last Window!

November 27, 2016

Getting the Window Some back story – we ordered these 2 speciality triangle windows through HomeDepot. The first window was fine, we installed with no trouble. However, we opened the second window only to find that it was broken and missing a nailing flange. Woof. But we ordered a replacement one, and it’s finally here! Now we can seal up the last opening on the house (thanks for the expedited shipping Debra!) This time we opened the window at the…

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Perfectly Plumb

November 10, 2016

I think this might be our most optimistic title yet! You’re hot and you’re cold It turns out that plumbing is kinda sorta like electric. You have to think of your water in terms of circuits – but there are some key differences of course. In terms of bringing water into the house, we know that we are going to be hooked up to an existing water system. Campgrounds offer pressurized water intake much like a garden hose spigot. From…

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