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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Tiny House Stairs and Storage

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

One of the most time consuming projects to date is the tiny house stairs. At first, it seems fairly straightforward to put together a staircase. As long as I know the depth, height, and width of each stair, it should all come together without a hitch. Right? These tiny house stairs serve two purposes. The first one is obvious. It provides a means to get

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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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Preparing to Work Inside the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

As the outside of the tiny house is almost complete, I’m beginning to plan for inside projects such as electrical and plumbing. There is much to do in those systems. However, the inside must be ready first. Before any inside work starts, there are a few things to do and double check. Will everything fit as planned? Framing the fenders Add threaded rods for more stability Does the inside leak?

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100 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Last week marks the first 100 hours of construction. So far, everything is progressing nicely and every moment working on the tiny house is fun and a learning experience to say the least. It wasn’t that long ago when the first hour of construction began. Since then, it’s been a steady race to finish the exterior and beat the winter weather of Maine. The Beginning As with any idea,

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Loft Floor Framing and Sheathing

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

With the main floor complete, the next major step in construction is framing and sheathing the loft floor and roof. This step completes the rough framing and pave the way to the individual systems such as plumbing, propane, and electricity. The loft floor in this tiny house on wheels consists of a sleeping area, closets, and storage loft. Although there are changes to this floor plan, the layout of

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Main Floor Framing and Sheathing

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

With the subfloor complete, the next major step in construction is framing the main floor. This is certainly an exciting part of the project because it is starting to look like a tiny house. The main floor in this tiny house on wheels consists of the bathroom, kitchen, and great room. Although there are some minor changes to this floor plan, the layout of where the

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The Adventure of Subfloor Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Tiny House

There are many layers to a tiny house floor, and it’s easy to underestimate the time and resources required to complete the task. Properly planning what materials and tools are necessary will help achieve success. Scope of Work [Google Photo Album of the Floor Framing] While preparing for this stage of construction, it was easier to break down the job into smaller tasks. This insures

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