One of the nice things about building a little place is that there are fewer walls to deal with. Though there are at least four rooms in the house, only one really needs to be framed. With the loft up and the stairs in, Dave and Ben turned their attention to finishing the framing of the bathroom/utility room.
Ben also built the “basement”. Since the 1,000 gallon water tank is buried below the house and the house sits up on pilings, the pipe running from the tank to the house must be insulated. Ben built a super insulated tiny room around the pipe so that he can get in there to work on the tank if necessary. He made a heating system based on a light bulb, a metal milk crate, a temperature gauge and timer to keep everything above freezing. I would show you pictures but the space is so tiny I couldn’t get in there with the camera. That and the space is made for someone of Ben’s, ahhh, agility.
As soon as the interior walls were up, they installed the rough plumbing. Then, with the rough plumbing done, they turned their attention to putting the planks on the deck in front.
Little by little, things are coming together!