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.
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!
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!!!
Photos taken in Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island in July 2016.
I thought I would take a break from the Tiny House building report, to celebrate summertime and the beauty of nature!
View from a table out on the deck at the Cama Beach Cafe.
They have tiny cabins on the beach they rent out to tourists.
First Ryan put the Fascia boards on the ends of the rafters. Then he started putting on the rolls of roofing underlayment. Some people use felt or tar paper. I bought Liner Lock – 140 M a heavy duty premium grade roof underlayment with 100 % recyclable polypropylene water barrier. It is advertised to be 20 times stronger than #30 felt, and lighter weight. We will see if Ryan finds it easy to work with. He is securing it with roofing nails.
He will need to cut the 4 foot wide roll to fit on the lower roof.
After the plywood sheathing Ryan started cutting out the windows.
Today he is wrapping the house in water proof Tyvek house wrap. He is stapling it on the plywood and taping over the staples.
Today we have blue sky! It is a beautiful day in paradise!
Yesterday I bought 22 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood for sheathing the house. My son Paul helped me unload them. Today Ryan started with sheathing the roof.
The long rafters are 8 feet long. It was perfect for using 8 foot long pieces of 2 x 6 wood for these rafters, and then putting 8 foot long pieces of plywood on top.
Now Ryan has started sheathing the walls. I know 22 sheets is not enough to finish the job, but we will see how far he can get. Then we will know how much more plywood to buy.
Meanwhile, I have been using my new weed whacker to trim weeds on both sides of the LONG driveway.
And here is how my feet look afterwards!
Both ends are framed with a window in each loft.
The rafter on the lower side are going in.