Even with our newly fitted windows, our little casa was getting more than a little caliente under the relentless Waikato sun.
We needed some insulation!
So after a little research and bargain hunting, we settled on Earthwool Glasswool. It's relatively light, cheap, has a decent R value and is made using recycled material, so it ticked many boxes for us.
Luckily Mum was on hand to take care of the install like a pro. Thanks Deirdre!
Then, finally, we got the call we'd been waiting for. Our french doors had arrived at Demolition traders! Sam promptly headed over to Hamilton to pick them up before somebody else did.
It was time to stop playing around with fabric walls and get serious. The cladding had been a sticking point for us throughout out the design process. At different times we had settled on PVC, ridged roofing panels, cedar, and various mixes of the above. In the end we decided upon Karaka corrugted colour-steel spiced with a few patches of natural tone weatherboard to avoid the "shed" look. We felt this was a cheap and attractive mix of lightweight and strong materials.
It turns out motorists, cyclists and walkers aren't the only ones interested in our build. This little hoglet waddled out for a look one twilight too!
Around this time, local Sparky Graeme and son John popped by to do the electrical rough-in.
Meanwhile, Georgia was proving that one can still be very much part of the tiny house team, despite residing four hundred kilometers away. She found this nifty futon bed on Trademe for a steal!
Aaaand that's about it from us for this week, folks! (more than a week, we know, we know...) Anyway, thanks for reading, or flicking through and looking at the photos. Massive thanks to all the helpers, and feel free to stop by and check it out if you're in town, but don't be surprised if a hammer magically appears in your hand!