Ground Breaking Set for May 3rd. Walls in flux.

General, Tiny House Construction

Dirt will be spilled Tuesday May 3rd. We’re getting a dumpster for about $500 (total cost) on the weekend and doing a lot of throwing of naily wood.

We’ve been reconsidering the framing design to reduce the budget. Specifically going from two, 2″ x 4″ stud walls filled with dense pack cellulose to make a 10″ thick wall, to “Advanced Framing” built 2″ x 6″ walls with rigid foam on the outside of the sheathing. Advanced framing techniques seem to save materials and time and are different in that they “2×6 frame at 24 inch centers with single top plates, two stud corners, no jack studs, no cripples and single headers (and in many cases no headers at all).” Details: Advanced Framing | 2×6 cellulous/foam walls | Double Stud Walls.

2 thoughts on “Ground Breaking Set for May 3rd. Walls in flux.

  1. Hi, great idea advance frame, less thermal bridging, less lumber, and energy costs per sq ft also less. Following your progress and rooting for you! Besides being a building contractor my wife and i run a Samba band (www.sambaland.com) and have performed at marlboro college. we love the brattleboro area, very progressive and cool..good luck! Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim. Maybe I’ll catch your band in the area sometime. Do you favor Advance Framing to 10″ think double 2×4 stud walls? We were going to do that, but 2×6 advanced seemed less expensive in time and materials, and also good.

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