It is the darkest time of the year and darn if doesn’t make it difficult to get stuff done – like tiny house construction. But when its so dark outside, isn’t it great to let some light in. This was the month of glazing, and by golly I got them all in! I managed to install the windows (all nine of them), skylights (all two of them), and the door (I think it should count as two) over the last month (with help). Now my tiny house is less like a box and more like a home. Yay for progress! And light!!
To celebrate the winter solstice and our slow return to brighter lighter days, here is a photo montage of all the glazing glory.
Picking up the goods.
Quite a load of glass.
Skylight one is done, including the flashing tape.
A skylight selfie!
The doors were primed, I just needed to add the top coat.
The roof window was ridiculously heavy and super awkward to get onto the roof. Luckily my boyfriend Steve and brother Pierre were there to help.
Looking more house-like already.
Yes, I did do more than take pictures.
Look at all that lovely sealant oozing out.
My brother in law, Jonas, came out to help too.
My stepdad Danny has been a big help throughout.
One of the casements shining in the sun.
I think that’s all nine of the windows installed.
The door is in! Woo-hoo!! Getting that thing plumb, level, and square was a true test of patience.
Door is all caulked and ready for more rain. I even used backer rod here, which up until now I thought of as a rigid backer but in reality is foam. I’m learning new things every day.
Not everything is glorious – there was a bit of leakage around the skylight. The flashing tape didn’t adhere in the freezing temperatures. It’s all dried up and covered over now – so hopefully no more leaks.
I even have hardware. I can now lock my tiny house.
I know it doesn’t look that steep, but this 6:12 pitch certainly feels steep 13 feet off the ground.
Hello in there!
Pop goes the Rene.
My preferred position on the roof – reclined.
I look a bit like a bug on a windshield.
Finishing up the windows with some flashing tape.
Getting the door prepped for paint.
Hello and welcome to my humble abode.
Hope you all have the happiest of holidays and a very merry new year!
Thanks for reading!