When I last posted back in December, the Matchbox was a sad shell of a house—a Tyvek billboard with plywood floors and a lone table inside. Over the past four months, the tiny-house-in-progress has underwent many changes; here’s a quick photo update on some of the most notable:
The Matchbox’s shou sugi ban charred siding is a little more than halfway complete, with the facade and south elevations fully-sided. Learn more about why I’m using charred siding here, how the wood gets burned here, and check out a video of the process here..
Inside: Trim & Baseboard
Tony and I spent a good portion of the winter working on the inside—first plastering the walls with an all-natural earthen plaster that (a) allows the house to breathe by absorbing and releasing excess moisture and (b) looks wonderful, then installing floors and cabinets, and finally finishing the rough edges of the Matchbox with trim and baseboard. Lots of photos below:
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be focusing on finishing up siding, building the gutter and rain catchment system, and helping Tony get started on furniture. As always, let me know if you’d like to come out and help (there’s still a small amount of burning to be done), and for more in-depth posts about design choices (and updates on my next adventure, a three-month cross-country scooter trip starting in May), head on over to my personal blog.