Weekend in Review

This weekend is pretty much a complete blur. I am having a hard time remembering where we started and where we finished. I know we’ve been making progress though because this weekend almost everyone driving by slowed WAY down. A lot more of our neighbors have stopped by to see what we are up to as well. As we continue to build, I think we are going to draw a lot more attention than we expected.

I believe it was Saturday morning when B asked me what kind of door I wanted. He was putting together the framing for the wall with the door. We wanted a 32×80 door, however we quickly realized the size of the door and door frame isn’t the same for every door of that size. So we jumped in the car to buy our exact door. It was a little scary because it’s the first purchase that affects the look of the house (my department). Of course, this is the one thing I didn’t take a picture of, but I’ll get one up soon.

After that, the last wall frame went up quickly and B went right into putting the loft frame in. Poor B smashed his finger with a hammer so we have some nice blood remnants on the framing. So far we’ve had blood and sweat…no tears yet, but I’m not ruling that out! I am becoming skilled at wrapping wounds, an unexpected job on this project. I had to work most of Saturday, so I’m not exactly sure what B finished because he was basically asleep when I got home at 9pm. I’m guessing he was getting the wood and making cuts for the roof frame. But I really need to get him to write a post. hint hint B!

Sunday was all about the roof. Luckily B’s bro was able to come by and help. Thanks little bro! It was definitely a two person job. B started making cuts and figuring everything out at 8am and he was wrapping the tarp around the roof at around 7pm. So the roof frame was definitely a FULL day process. We need to order our metal roofing soon. We are leaning towards a red roof!

All in all, I think we are making pretty quick work of this so far. The sooner we get done, the sooner we can start renting out our house and free up a little cash! I need to get back to my landlording research and stop looking at tiny houses all day online :)

We have been so fortunate to have friends and family who are willing to help. And I would just like to give a shout out to B for his impressive building skills. It is almost of 6th anniversary and I had no idea how good he is at this stuff. He’s had to learn a lot along the way, but I’m continuously amazed at what he’s able to do.

Now for the pictures!

4th wall is up! B starts on the loft frame.

all four walls. so hot.

B working on our future loft

Our door frame looks giant!

Little bro in the loft. He was a huge help with the roof framing.

Raise the roof (I definitely did the hand motions as they literally raised the roof)


Getting it right

There it is!

View from the other side.¬†We are doing dormer windows in the loft, so that’s why there’s a space there for now.

It’s starting to look like a house!

3 thoughts on “Weekend in Review

  1. So awesome to see your progress! Looks like it is going really quickly. What size trailer are you guys building on? It’s really coming along beautifully, cool to see a few steps ahead of me. :)

    • Thanks Pix! Our trailer is 7×18, but we built out the sides to make it about 8 feet wide. We are building a deck on the front, so we lost a foot to that, so basically it will be 8×17. What size is your trailer?

      • Same thing, 8×18 from the fenders. I bolted 4×4 supports on the sides to build out the walls…. and decided against a porch, although I’m still deciding what to do about some kind of protection for the front door. I will, however, build a little portable deck in front wherever I park it!

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