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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Propane: Now we’re cooking with gas!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

There are some major milestones that make the tiny house feel like a home. The plumbing, eating area, couch, and kitchen are some of those milestones. However, having propane to heat water and cook takes that feeling to the next level. I’ve certainly enjoyed the many do-it-yourself projects in this tiny house. My goal is to do as much as possible with my father

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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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Tiny House Plumbing – Water, Water, Everywhere!

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

Every area in the tiny house provides its own challenges and sense of accomplishment. However, there are some milestones that feel like a huge leap forward towards completing the build. The first milestone was the roof, then it was the lights. Now, it’s the wonder of tiny house plumbing. There is actual running water! It’s very exciting. It sounds so trivial as we take plumbing

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400 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Tiny House

400 hours of construction! That’s another 100 hour milestone crossed. It seems very predictable now that a 100 hour milestone happens every 3 to 4 months. During the last 100 hours, projects focus on details and some finish work. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during late spring to late summer in Maine. The weather has been favorable for outside work.

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