8 Inch Wide Cedar Siding On Our Tiny House!!!


Ryan has started putting up the cedar siding!!! We are using Ace Wood Royal Waterproofing & Protector Deck & Siding Toner Transparent Oil Lightly Toned “Natural.”


Back of house:



Ends of house:




I bought “Cranberry Red” paint for the front door for just the right amount of kick-in-the-pants attitude!!!


We still need to take the blue painter’s tape off the window…..

Tiny House Windows!!!



Our window order is ready, and the windows are going in!!! I ordered windows with tan colored vinyl. (Large dining room picture window with loft window above.)




The 24 foot Cider Box plan called for 6 clerestory windows, but we expanded the plan for a 26 foot house. We put in 7 clerestory windows at the same size (30 x 18 inches). 


We put brown trim around the windows, and here is our front door! (No door knob yet.)



A Covered Deck For Our Tiny House!



The deck will be next to the Tiny House, but not attached to it. So the Tiny House will “dock” next to the deck, but can still be moved when needed.

UPDATE: New photos today.


Deck railings are up! Roof is next!


First roof panels are going up!



Today Ryan built a wheelchair ramp to get onto the deck!


Here is my beautiful daughter Anne in her wheelchair posing next to the new deck!



Tiny House Roof!


Ryan put on the brown standing seam metal roof on the upper roof first. The roofing pieces were 8 feet long so he did not have to cut them. The upper roof is 8 feet wide from front to back. He put on metal flashing that he painted the same color of brown as the roof.


Here you can see the lower roof is almost finished. The metal pieces had to be cut to fit. I have not talked a lot about the costs of building my Tiny House, but it occurred to me some people might be interested. The roofing materials cost about $800 total.

I knew we needed to get the outside of the Tiny House finished and waterproof before winter. However, I was out of money. So I took out a credit card to buy the windows, cedar siding, and deck lumber. In case you are interested the total for all the windows was $1,672 and the total for 8 inch wide cedar lap siding was $1,664. The deck materials for an 18 x 8 foot deck, including cement pier post blocks was $506.





Building a Tile Shower in my Tiny House!


I picked out porcelain tile that looks like wood. Here is a photo from the Home Depot website.

The back 4 feet of my Tiny House will be a tiled shower/bathroom. It will be the full width of the house. It has 2 small windows.


A wall will go halfway across, and a sliding door will slide the rest of the way. The pex plumbing is installed. The blue is for cold water, and the red is for hot water.


Ryan put in a cement floor for the shower that slopes gently towards the drain. For the under layer Ryan used perlite as a filler in the cement mix. It makes the cement much lighter. For the top layer, plain cement made the surface smooth.


The next step was insulation in the walls, and a 3 mil plastic vapor barrier. After that, Ryan put up the cement backer boards.


Ryan built a box on the back wall of the Tiny House to hold the 15 gallon hot water heater I ordered. He put the shower valve hardware into the wall.


Next Ryan taped the cement backer boards, and sealed the whole thing with waterproof sealer that is bright red! The product is called RedGard 1 Gallon Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane. Now it is ready for tile!

UPDATE: Today Ryan started the tile!


Morning photo.


Afternoon photo!!!


The next day!


The next day Ryan started the floor! The smaller 2 inch square tiles are better for flowing over the slope of the shower floor. The small tiles are “mesh-mounted” and they come in 1 foot by 1 foot squares perfectly spaced and ready to glue down. The mesh backing can be cut to fit the tiles in odd shaped places.


The tile with grout looks fantastic!!!