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Advanced Framing (for tiny houses)

Advanced Framing for Tiny Houses

Advanced framing, though decades old, is still not nearly as well known as it should be. The goals of advanced framing match closely to the desired outcomes of most tiny house builders, so I’d advocate for its wider use throughout the tiny house building community (DIY included, of course!). For those of you you have not heard of it before, or want to learn more, this post if for you. Green Building Advisor defines advanced framing this way: Advanced framing, also called optimum value engineering (OVE), is a framing system that aims to pare the amount of lumber used to […]

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All kinds of misc. Tiny Project progress

The past couple weeks have been a lot of things: delays and switching gears, mainly. I’m still waiting on my roofing and siding to arrive, so in the meantime I’ve been doing everything I can to get the house ready for siding. I’ve also had to focus much of my attention inside the house as I wait to finish up the exterior. Here are some of the things accomplished recently. I built all of the interior walls (except for one part that will need to be removable for laundry machine servicing). This included some funky construction to allow wall space […]

Yucky foam stuff but works well

Porch roof, storage box, wheel well boxes, window insulation, etc.

I got a bunch of assorted items built this week. Mostly pictures to share. Not a whole lot to say. Completed items include the storage box on the trailer tongue side of the house, seen below. I also got boxes built inside the house to cover and insulate around the trailer wheel wells and insulated the gap around all windows and their rough openings with “Great Stuff” spray foam: And most difficult to do all by myself, the overhanging roof above the door and porch. This took some careful measuring and calculations, and then some creative use a ladders, contortionism, […]


Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got walls!

It’s been a very big week here at the Tiny Project. If you follow me on facebook, you probably already know that I got wall number one (South) up last week, with help of friends and family to lift it into place. This holiday weekend has been non-stop house work. I was able to get both small end walls done yesterday, and today spent the day cutting and assembling the final (North) wall. This evening, more amazing helpers came by to finish the job. Once the first wall was up, it made a huge difference to have some 3-dimensional space […]


Insulated headers and wall framing prep

Quick update: In the last couple days I’ve reviewed my framing plans and calculated exact measurements and placement of all studs and window framing boards, making slight updates for the actual window rough openings provided by the manufacturer and actual measurements from the completed subfloor. I’ve created all the headers for my South wall, sandwitching 1/2″ foam board insulation instead of plywood between the 2x4s, to add a bit more R-value than the solid wood would provide. I’ve also created both of the large 2×8 headers that will span the fender boxes on both sides. I was able to use […]

Placement of walls/plumbing

Progress Update: Subfloor Framing Done!

It’s been a while since my last post, and that’s for good reason: now that I have all the materials I need to get started, I’ve been busy building instead of blogging! Over the past week I’ve accomplished a lot: I moved the trailer into its indoor location, propping it up on jack stands and leveling it. I received a huge lumber order with 2by’s, plywood and all the other various odds and ends needed for framing. I measured, cut and fit all subfloor framing pieces and screwed them together, pre-drilling each hole. I then took off the framing (assembled […]