Today was day one of building the Tiny House and I didn’t get as far as I hopped I would. My welder let me know that he wasn’t going to have time until Monday to tackle the project, but it shouldn’t take him that long to do. So most of the day was spent driving to Lexington to pickup my trailer at Kaufman Trailers, then talking with the welder about what needed to be done. The welder had some ideas on how to improve the structural integrity of the anchoring of the house to the trailer over and above what Tumbleweed recommended so the plan has changed slightly.
Even though I didn’t get started on the floor framing like I had wanted, I have a game plan for the welding, I picked up almost all the lumbar for the floor framing and all the little things have been collected.
Here is a photo of the last load of lumber for the floor portion of the build.
Today I learned a few important lessons that I think I’d be wise to keep in mind during this process.
- Everything and I do mean EVERYTHING takes way longer than you thought it would.
- Have a plan, think it through, then be prepared to totally change it as things come up.
- While building a Tiny House always have: work gloves, a tape measure, you house plans, pencil, calculator, patience…