Monday, February 27, 2012

House Project Goals

Our Tiny House project is going well so far and we have gathered quite a bit of materials up to this point.
We want to create a basic timeline for holding us accountable so that we can finish our home by our goal date of July 2012.

So far we have gathered...

1 large pallet of 1.5" foam insulation (R-90)-  Free.99
A lot of lumber- Free.99 + a little elbow grease and good friends (we spent $80.00 at the dump)
2 rectangular Windows 35 1/2"x 65 3/8"- $20.00
1 large picture window 47 1/2"x 35 1/2"- $15.00
1 long skinny window 11 1/4x 71 3/8"- $15.00
15 sq ft (ish) misc tile- Free.99
misc interior trim pieces- Free.99
Cabinet doors- Free.99
20'x8' Trailer- $600.00
10 12volt batteries for Solar Battery Bank- Free.99
Metal Roofing- Free.99
Found a perfect building site at our friend Jeff and Danice's home in North Eastern Tacoma!

Free lumber from a shed we tore down with friends

FREE Insulation donated to us by Codel Entry Systems in Tacoma

 $20 worth of windows

FREE batteries donated to us by Jeff's Work

Our goals for March:

  • Finalize Designs and print into usable plans
  • Finish de-nailing salvaged lumber and take inventory
  • Bring all supplies to build site
  • Clean and seal trailer, add lights, and wire brakes
  • Gather/purchase remaining Lumber
  • Frame and insulate Floor
  • Sell our Jeep and get a Diesel for hauling our home (converted to waste vegetable oil) 
  • Gather remaining windows and door
  • Gather all tools that we will need

Goals for April:

  • Complete framing exterior walls and roof 
  • Install metal roofing
  • Frame interior
  • Rough in areas for Propane, Electrical, and Plumbing
  • Gather interior appliances
  • Insulate walls and roof
  • Wrap home in moisture barrier
  • Install Electrical, Plumbing, and Propane
Goals for May:
  • Install windows
  • Add siding and trim to exterior
  • Build in interior furniture
  • Install shower 
  • Start purchasing Solar Panels
  • Install flooring
  • Finish interior walls
  • Stain/ paint
  • Search for a place to live once finished
Goals for June:
  • Install appliances
  • Finish electrical/solar systems
  • Install counter tops
  • Install toilet
  • Finish interior
  • Finish all the small things that we have forgotten



Thursday, February 16, 2012