the roof

I know, I know, it's basically Spring 2017, and I'm sure you're all as anxious as we are to get The Nest up and running! As in any home renovation or building project, these things take...time. Real life is sure not like what you see on TV.  In fact, a tiny house can be exponentially more complicated than a regular home as every 1/4 inch of space has to be triple-checked with multiple stake-holders. Take the roof, for example. 

 I know this doesn't show much, but it was a bit tough to get a picture of the top of a 13'5" structure!

I know this doesn't show much, but it was a bit tough to get a picture of the top of a 13'5" structure!

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The original 3D rendering doesn't show all the tricky seaming and edging that was actually required for this roof. In fact, MAK construction let us know this was the tiniest, most complicated roof they have ever put together–not to mention, the precarious nature of working on this small, angled, and slippery structure! There were also very careful considerations to allow for clearance and a perfect fit of the side panels and window casings. 

We also just received some new updates today of more accomplishments this past week:

  1. The walls, ceiling, and underside of the trailer were all insulated with close cell foam. 
  2. AC line is in installed.
  3. Windows were delivered to shop and ready for install.
  4. Cabinets are complete at Fine Craft.

So, we are now ready for interior shear and then drywall. Woo hoo!  

Below are some revised images of the cabinetry structures. Colors and finishes are approximations. 

 

Thanks so much for keeping up with our journey. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more sneak peaks and insight into our mission with The Nest. And as always, let us know what you think, and what questions you may have!