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I have been meaning to do this for a while now.

I am building a tiny house which is 10' x 20'. Metal roofing is going to be used. All of the lumber has been cut by myself( Check out the similar threads below for pictures of  the mill). I am going with 24" stud spacing. The floor is going to be 16" on center.

Walls and roof are going to be 2x6.

Floor is going to be 2x8.

I am going to heat it using  matt walkers riserless core

All of  the wood is locally harvested. Most of the wood being used is douglas fir, with some being red cedar and some balsam fir.

The base of the structure was built on skids which me and some friends pulled off of the beach. they are both about 25' long. There is a cross brace and the ends are going to attached together at some point.

I am doing my best to make this without using toxic gick. So far all i have is tyvek, clear plastic for the interior. And i am using heavy tar paper for the roofing. I am doing my best to seal the roof/floor with pieces of wood/stripes.


Now for some photos
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some of the lumber i started with
some of the lumber i started with
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More lumber
More lumber
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One floor section
One floor section
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Dragged these logs into place with my car. The logs had metal poles under them to help.
Dragged these logs into place with my car. The logs had metal poles under them to help.
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More beach logs
More beach logs
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Logs up on cedar fence posts
Logs up on cedar fence posts
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Logs notched lining up the second log for the notches
Logs notched lining up the second log for the notches
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1 inch galvanized threaded rod
1 inch galvanized threaded rod
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making the notches
making the notches
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what the notch looks like after being hammered out
what the notch looks like after being hammered out
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second log in place
second log in place
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Second floor being built ontop the the first floor. It was level :)
Second floor being built ontop the the first floor. It was level :)
 
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More photos.
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second floor section
second floor section
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Tyvek
Tyvek
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putting the sheathing on
putting the sheathing on
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shealthing completed
shealthing completed
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Taking inventory of the lumber i had
Taking inventory of the lumber i had
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Showing the rock foundation i put under the skids
Showing the rock foundation i put under the skids
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more of the skids
more of the skids
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This all happend in one day. 4 of my friends came and we moved the floors into place and built the first wall!!!
This all happend in one day. 4 of my friends came and we moved the floors into place and built the first wall!!!
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Another of the floor/wall in place
Another of the floor/wall in place
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Showing the spacing
Showing the spacing
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the wall. Ever other wall stud lands on a floor joist
the wall. Ever other wall stud lands on a floor joist
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Building the second wall
Building the second wall
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laying the shealthing
laying the shealthing
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The one cedar board in that wall
The one cedar board in that wall
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More of the shealthing put on
More of the shealthing put on
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about 7 friends came to help move the second wall. It took about 5 minutes to lift it into place! 1st wall took about 45 minutes
about 7 friends came to help move the second wall. It took about 5 minutes to lift it into place! 1st wall took about 45 minutes
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I built the two end walls on the same day as the second wall went up
I built the two end walls on the same day as the second wall went up
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second wall
second wall
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It looks like i shealthed the end wall and started putting roof rafters up
It looks like i shealthed the end wall and started putting roof rafters up
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The spacing is 45, stud, 13, stud, than 45. I am hoping to put two 24 batts beside each other to fill the gap.
The spacing is 45, stud, 13, stud, than 45. I am hoping to put two 24 batts beside each other to fill the gap.
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A friend was taking some old cedar shingles off his roof. I sorted through them and brought a bunch home
A friend was taking some old cedar shingles off his roof. I sorted through them and brought a bunch home
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More of the used cedar shakes
More of the used cedar shakes
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I am going to shorted them to 18 and use them on the lower third of the building
I am going to shorted them to 18 and use them on the lower third of the building
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The cedar shakes are going to go on the bottom 3rd of this wall.
The cedar shakes are going to go on the bottom 3rd of this wall.
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After taking all the nails out
After taking all the nais out
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all of the nails out
all of the nails out
 
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It looks absolutely awesome! Do you have an interior floor plan worked out, or are you winging it as you go?
 
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Jay Angler wrote:It looks absolutely awesome! Do you have an interior floor plan worked out, or are you winging it as you go?



Only thing i know is the masonry heater i am going to build will be in the center. I am going to have a bunk bed with a desk on the bottom bed.

I have started a thread to try and solicit peoples tiny house layout here

I am hoping to have as little stuff as possible. It helped having a fire burn down a camper i was living in 5 years ago. I now mostly have clothes, tools, laptop, books, etc.


Once more of the structure is built i will be spending more time on the layout. Right now its get the roof on!!! Than it will be build the insulated door!
 
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Dont you need an air space [ 40mm ] between the sarking and the outside material?
 
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what i have been spending the last few days doing. For most of the build i have been able to use the air compressor with the nailer.

Though on the roof it often ended in having nails not going all the way into the wood.

I switched to drilling holes and putting nails in manually. Definitely takes longer....


I also included the screws i am using to attach the skid to the floor. I believe they are called rugged structural screws.
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Showing the roof straping
Showing the roof straping
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Showing the little spacers i put in to prevent birds/bats/mice/rats from entering the roofing
Showing the little spacers i put in to prevent birds/bats/mice/rats from entering the roofing
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The blocking used
The blocking used
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More of the straping
More of the straping
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Rugged structural screws
Rugged structural screws
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What one looks like
What one looks like
 
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Alright i finally got the roof on!

One thing i would have done differently was putting the insulation in before i put the roof strapping on. I had to cut pieces of insulation and i did not get the 100% i would have liked. However it all looks good.

Also these white particulate filters, I believe they put just as many particles in your lungs as you are trying to keep out. Every time i wear one my throat hurts. I switched to a higher grade mask which worked a lot better.



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I suggest a better mask!
I suggest a better mask!
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Insulation
Insulation
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Where i am storing it!
Where i am storing it!
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Installing into the roof
Installing into the roof
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Roof all full of insulation
Roof all full of insulation
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Tar paper vapor barrier
Tar paper vapor barrier
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Had to bring the roofing up 2 at a time
Had to bring the roofing up 2 at a time
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First piece of pizza put up on the roof
First piece of pizza put up on the roof
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All finished. Right before it is going to rain!
All finished. Right before it is going to rain!
 
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