Week 5, Day 2

July 14th, 2015


The kids started the day with a lecture from Brian Levy, a current owner and resident of a tiny house. Brian talked to the kids about what it is like living in one of these houses, from his personal point of view. The campers then painted the Tiny House, it was an all day job that they all did together. Along with the painting, we worked on adding some reclaimed cedar boards as exterior trim pieces. It was a pretty simple day with very high heat so there were a lot of water breaks. Tomorrow the kids will add another coat of paint to the house to complete the paint job.

Brian Levy talking to the campers

Brian Levy talking to the campers

First coat of paint going up!

First coat of paint going up!

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Week 5, Day 1

July 13th, 2015


Today kicked off the first day of our last week on the Tiny House build, and it is going to be a busy one. The campers started out their day on the job site by building the last of the walls for the inside of the house. They then screwed in the front door for the Tiny House, a tasked that involved a combined team effort. After the front door was installed the campers put in the last two walls that they built, then we broke for lunch. After lunch the campers began installing the windows for the house and started bolting in the ledgers that would hold the battery shelf in place. Four of the five windows and the front door were installed by the end of the day! The bolting of the ledgers will be completed tomorrow. We are very happy to be working with all the new campers and the returning ones too, it is going to be a good week!

Building the last two indoor walls

Building the last two indoor walls

Installing the front door

Installing the front door

Front door installed!

Front door installed!

Whoop! Whoop! We have windows!

Whoop! Whoop! We have windows!

Bolting in the ledgers

Bolting in the ledgers