October 4, 2015 – While I didn’t meet my self-imposed deadline to officially finish the tiny house, we have made some serious progress. We’ve held my mom hostage a few times and put her to work painting and varnishing our windows. It’s time-consuming and tedious work and I’m super thankful my mom was willing to do it. While she spent a few long weekends working on windows, I’ve been working on the trim work; also time-consuming and tedious. And while my mom and I have been working on the tiny house, Pete has been working on farm projects; the tedious finishing work is not his forte.
Other tasks my mom took on was varnishing the counter top and refinishing the cherry drop leaf table she gave us for the tiny house. Thanks Mom!
We recently dug a trench for a gas line so we could hook up the tiny house to the large propane tank. We also decided to have a concrete slab poured for the tiny house to sit on. The slab is complete and we moved the house onto the slab this morning. We have to wait until next week to have the gas line hooked up and then we’ll get an electrician out to run power to the house. I have more trim and molding to install and will tung oil the walls when that’s complete. And of course, we still need to build the ladder.
Once all of the above is done, we’ll move back in. At that point, I’ll call the house done. However, it will still need kitchen shelves, a couch, two storage ottomans for our feet/dining chairs, and any other finishing touches that make a house a home. But, we’re getting there! 🙂