The Beautiful Days of Summer!

Photos taken in Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island in July 2016.
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I thought I would take a break from the Tiny House building report, to celebrate summertime and the beauty of nature!

 

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View from a table out on the deck at the Cama Beach Cafe.

 

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They have tiny cabins on the beach they rent out to tourists.

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Building My Tiny House: Roofing Underlayment

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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.

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He will need to cut the 4 foot wide roll to fit on the lower roof.

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All finished!!!

 

Building My Tiny House: Plywood Sheathing!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meanwhile, I have been using my new weed whacker to trim weeds on both sides of the LONG driveway.

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And here is how my feet look afterwards!

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Building My Tiny House: Day, um, I lost count

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Yesterday Ryan framed the clerestory windows. The Cider Box 24 foot plan called for 6 windows. But since we expanded the plan for my 26 foot trailer, we put in 7 clerestory windows. It looks great!

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Today Ryan put up the rafters from the top of the clerestory windows to the tall side of the Tiny House. Hooray!

Planning My Tiny Kitchen!

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For the center of my Tiny Kitchen I ordered the Summit C301 AUTOGLASS: 30 inch wide All-In-One Combination Kitchen with two smooth top electric burners, a refrigerator-freezer, sink, and small cabinet.

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On both sides of this appliance I will build counter space and cupboards. I have 6 feet of wall space to work with for my kitchen.