Catching Up…

Well, it’s been a long time since we last posted an update on the Tiny House building process, but we have a good excuse: the weather got better in Cape Breton! And this has meant opportunities for longer days working on Tiny outside, and less computer time inside.

But, we have been receiving requests from far and wide (special shout-out to folks in Nunatsiavut, Labrador) to post more updates and photos, so we decided it’s time to sit down at the computer, go through the photo files, and start updating.

Since it’s been so long since the last update, we have decided that for the next 5 days, we will be releasing a new post, with new pictures. This should catch us up… and we promise we’ll be better at this blog posting thing as we go forward.

First up: Windows!

Every house needs windows, and even though this is a tiny home, there are still 17 windows. Most of the windows are smaller-than-average windows, but all are strategically placed to give it as open and spacious a feeling as possible, and to maximize views while not feeling like you’re living in a fish bowl.

Windows are a critical part of the exterior shell, so a lot of care and time went into properly installing them, and making sure that they were water tight. To ensure the windows are 100% water tight, Matt used a special flexible membrane for the window sills. This membrane is a fairly new product that wraps around the window opening as a full stretchy piece, eliminating the need for cuts or joints.

Once the windows were in, Tiny was transformed! The placement of the windows really gave a sense of the interior space, and what the light levels and view points will be.

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4 thoughts on “Catching Up…

    • Thanks Dawn. That’s too bad the slideshow won’t show up on your phone. There are a number of pictures, so when we tested it on our devices, it took some time to load the full slideshow, and we had to let it sit for a bit. Let us know if that works for you.

  1. I absolutely love the tiny house that you have built. It would be perfect for me and my Bassett Hound . The price seems to be in the right ball park. My question is do you design the inside towards the customer wishes?

    • Thanks Rachel, every aspect of the Tiny houses I have built are designed to meet the specific requirements and preferances of the clients.
      On the first project I measured every single pot, pan and kitchen appliance the clients wanted in their house and then I designed the drawer and cupboard space to make sure they all had a place to go.
      Feel free to email me at howlingdogconstruction@gmail.com or call me to talk about your tiny house dreams.

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