Wow, Oliver’s Nest Is Looking Like A House!

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 ~

First the excess wood was trimmed off the bottom all the way around.

First the excess wood was trimmed off the bottom all the way around.

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.

The paper has handy lines on it which help tremendously with keeping the paper straight.

The paper has handy lines on it which help tremendously with keeping the paper straight.

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.

Another view of the mound of wool.  It's almost dry!!!!

Another view of the mound of wool. It’s almost dry!!!!

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!!!!

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2 thoughts on “Wow, Oliver’s Nest Is Looking Like A House!

  1. Finally made it to your blog! The list of tiny housers I’m following is getting out of control! Good to see it working out and very educational, especially as a fellow Pacific NWer. Best of good thoughts and wishes for the build.

    • Hi Alice!
      Nice to see you here. 🙂 I’m glad you find it educational, as I write for two reasons: first, to have a record of my progress and build/design decisions, and secondly, to hopefully spark ideas in others for their own TH builds.
      So you are local to this area, Olympia? I think Portland and Olympia are two of the hot spots for sure!
      Feel free to comment or ask any questions you have, and I’ll do my best to give a helpful answer. Enjoy the sun,
      Parker

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