Glazed Over

It's been getting longer and longer between updates, sorry folks. We keep waiting for a rainy day, but they've been few and far between this summer!

So we've been sweating it up for the last week, working on our t-shirt and stubby tans.

Early on we banged out some wheel-well covers (both will be covered in ply and hidden under benches in the finished house).

 Wheel-well cover under construction.

Wheel-well cover under construction.

Then some unexpected reinforcements turned up, our buddy John from Taranaki stopped by to do some painting for us, and make a quick entry into Mr Tiny House 2017. 

Ladies, avert your eyes...

 Thanks John!

Thanks John!

 Georgia doing some of the more delicate painting.

Georgia doing some of the more delicate painting.

Continuing our streak of visitors, Mitchel and Deborah turned up with their brilliantly-renovated self-contained van. They've been living in it for a couple of months now and loving it, so it was great to hear about the successes and challenges they've faced. They're about to take it on a tour of NZ before they head overseas, and we're super excited for them!

#VanLife!

 Best of luck guys!

Best of luck guys!

Then, after so many arrivals, we had a departure. Georgia quit the tiny-build team in favor of such frivolous pursuits as "earning money" so we can "afford to eat". 

 Geo bids goodbye to her baby.

Geo bids goodbye to her baby.

It was finally window time. Working alone is much slower, but Sam soldiered on, first applying flashing tape to the openings, then cutting and resizing recycled jambs to the required width. 

 Flashing tape applied.

Flashing tape applied.

 Thanks, Mr Skillsaw!

Thanks, Mr Skillsaw!

 The window-factory floor.

The window-factory floor.

 The result: safety from the rains that finally arrived!

The result: safety from the rains that finally arrived!

The rough window installation has really transformed the feel of the space. It's easier than ever to envisage what it will be like as a home, and what our lines of sight will be. The interior feels large - almost scarily so, when you imagine it all zooming up the highway! We're pleased with our design choices so far, and other than tinkering with window positions, we haven't made any significant changes. 

Another significant box ticked!

 Oh hello there, world!

Oh hello there, world!

Big thanks to those that helped out with the build this week (John, Grant and Deirdre), and those that visited with moral support, and smoothies/beer!

Feel free to drop by if you're in town!

(Smoothies/beer/paintbrush not required but highly recommended)

 Glazed as bro!

Glazed as bro!