700 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

700 hours of construction! Wow! It’s been a little over four months since crossing the 600 hours milestone. The majority of the last 100 hours has been during the summer and into the fall months of Maine. The weather was very good, with bouts of heat and humidity during the middle summer months. Otherwise, perfect for outdoor activities before and after the hottest parts of

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Painting and Staining the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

After 600 hours of swinging hammers, drilling screws, and cutting wood, it was time to do some painting. The project list is much smaller now. There aren’t that many construction projects left. However, some upcoming projects can’t begin until the walls are painted. The best time of year to paint is early summer and early fall, because the humidity is generally lower and the

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600 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

600 hours of construction! It’s been five months since crossing the 500 hours milestone. The majority of the last 100 hours has been during the winter and spring months of Maine. The weather was favorable until the end of December. It was bone-chilling cold and snowy until early April when everything began to thaw. Thankfully, the majority of the projects happened inside the tiny house.

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Filling and Sanding Inside the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

What a big difference a little filling and sanding make. I always thought the purpose of sanding is to remove any splintering on rough wood. However, it is much more than that. With a lot of the tiny house interior complete, sanding makes a big difference in both smoothness and appearance. [Photo Album] So why go through the extra effort? There is about 4

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Tiny House Kitchen Part 2: Sink and Counter Station

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

The kitchen is one of the most important areas in any house. It has to be functional and flow naturally. Cooking, cleaning, and preparing are essential parts of a kitchen’s work flow. Therefore, the use and location of the stove, sink, refrigerator, and storage are paramount. Since space is a premium, every precious inch in a tiny house kitchen must cater to the cook’s

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500 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

500 hours of construction, and another 100 hours in the books. It’s been roughly four months since the last 100 hour milestone has been crossed. During the last 100 hours, projects continue to take longer as we approach the end of the construction phase. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during the autumn and early winter of Maine. The weather has been

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Finishing (most of) the Interior Walls and Ceiling

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

Since the cold and snow are still here in Southern Maine, tiny house work continues inside. Soon there will be more complicated projects like plumbing, or outside work such as siding when the weather is warmer. Now that the loft closet is complete, and there are several interior walls that do not require inlets from the outside, the Loft, Great Room, and Storage Loft walls can be finished. [photo

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Tiny House Closet: The Loft Closet and Storage Shelves

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Storage is important, and efficient storage is paramount. Shelves, closet space, drawers, and cabinets can provide unique solutions in a tiny house. However, tiny houses mean tiny spaces. Therefore, careful planning is critical to determine what’s best for a persons needs. [photo album] First, Planning! Planning storage needs and where to put the storage requires a lot of thought. It means asking yourself questions, hashing out ideas,

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200 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

200 hours, wow! How time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like a few days ago that I posted a recap of the first 100 hours of construction. In reality, it was three months ago, and this tiny house project just passed the 200 hours milestone. Regardless, everything is progressing at a steady pace. Each moment is exciting and continues to be a learning experience. Continuing the

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