22.9.14

Tiny House Update





It's beginning to feel like this house is never going to be finished, but it wouldn't be an adventure with out challenges and obstacles would it?  Weather has been the biggest factor for us.  Rain. Rain. And more rain.  This week though, we tackled the hardest part of the house... how to get those upper walls in place without renting expensive equipment or having to call 911.  We spent the better part of a day walking around looking at it, scratching our heads and trying to agree on a system that would work.  Finally, we decided on a lever system.  For the sides, we used the front of the house as a fulcrum.  Two of us pushed the short end up over the wall with 2 x 4's, while the other two pulled it from the inside.  For the front wall, we attached temporary arms.  With the wall upside down, we lifted it onto the arms and then using  2 x 4's attached to the sides, we rotated the wall into it's upright position.    The two guys on the inside, held it into place.  Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of this incredible feat, because 1.) I was in charge of one of the pivoting 2 x4's and 2.) The little kids were confined to a far off location so as not to get hurt.  I'm thinking our method probably wasn't OSHA approved, but it worked! 

5 comments:

  1. Amazing problem-solving!!! Thanks for the update on the tiny house, always love to see your blog in my inbox. Hope you all are warm & snug inside your new home before the first flakes appear.

    On a completely different note--did you sell the striped baby sweater pattern sample on etsy? Just wondering if it was still around...

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    1. Thanks so much, Ruby! The rafters went up today, and our goal is to have it enclosed by Monday! I promised Cole we wouldn't be sleeping in the camper when it snows. ;)

      Is it the honey bee sweater? Glad you found it. :)

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  2. I found the sweater I asked about ^^^ sorry about my confusion! I have been thinking about that beautiful sweater for my nephew for ages....may need to snag it for a holiday gift. :)

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  3. Exciting!
    We built our (slightly bigger) house 15 years ago and I can remember the difficulties very wel.
    It takes a lot of brain picking to solve problems like this.
    Well done!

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