In the past week we have had two good snow storms with lots of blowing snow and a pinch of frozen rain for good measure. Any time we were not shoveling, thinking about shoveling or re-shoveling, we were working in the shop.
We have framed up almost all the wall sections, made and notched the post and beams needed, (note: this is not a post and beam tiny house, there are just a few beams and some in-wall posts to support them), and we have made all the curved roof trusses. All of this has taken quite a bit of time, and now the components are all stacked in the shop and we are waiting for a break in the weather. Dawn, who knows about such things, says Mercury is in retrograde until Wednesday at which point it will shift and hopefully bring more settled weather.
When we get a bit of nice weather there will be a flurry of activity - and we should be able to get the walls up and roof system on in a couple of days and everything sheathed in a couple of more days. All of this sounds vaguely optimistic, but this time of year calls for a bit of optimism!
Just for the record the shop does not usually look like this, but we have moved everything to the side so we can have the floor space to work and then we are piling components wherever we have space - it is getting crowded in there.
Finally, last Sunday we were invited to the Transition Bay seminar on off-grid living. Our shop is off-grid, we live off-grid, a lot of our tiny houses are off-grid and off-grid people seem to dig tiny houses, so it was a good fit and a good lecture with over 100 people. For more information about all the cool things Transition Bay is doing click here.
We will update as we get the walls up and the roof on, here's to sunny days!