Well, the building felt is going up, and it’s doing a bang-up job hiding the ugly sheathing. Makes me quite happy. I have to dig out my stapler/brad nailer thingy to finish off the edges. I’m going to tape all the seams and cover the nails for extra water protection. Once again I’m unable to do a “best practice” job, because no way can one person hold the roll, unwind it, keep it from crumpling or ripping, and nail it straight alone! But with shorter pieces, well layered, I (hope) think the felt will do it’s job and shed water.
Here’s what things look like tonight ~
I don’t think I ever explained what the huge opening over the wheels on the south side is for. Originally it was to access the water tank salvaged from the trailer (it’s tucked under Oliver’s Nest for safekeeping), but I’ve changed my mind and now the solar stuff like batteries will be housed there. Access to them will be from outside through this space.
I’m not sure how to handle the window and door areas, so left them nailed but not taped. For now, getting the paper up and nailed securely is my goal. I don’t care if there are loose ends flapping in the openings. They will get figured out.
I think I’ll be able to replace the sub-floor within the next few days. I can’t wait to be able to walk and dream inside again! This seems uanreal to me…that I’m actually BUILDING MY OWN HOME!!!!