After adding a plastic membrane over the metal flashing, we started framing the three floor sections.
Before we could start framing the floor, we needed to prepare the trailer to provide protection from moisture, pests and road hazards. This was accomplished by installing sheet metal flashing. The flashing was applied directly to the metal frame of the trailer with adhesive caulking.
We took a field trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to check out their supply of gently used windows, doors and other construction materials. We found more hidden treasures next door at The Reuse People, including some reclaimed windows we selected for the front face of The Wedge.
Today’s the day! Our trailer arrived in style this morning. Grab your tools — it’s time to start building!!
Like wrapping a present — OK, a very big and awkwardly-shaped present! — we wrapped The Wedge in a layer of moisture-protection building paper. The product we selected is Dupont’s “Tyvek DrainWrap” because combines superior air and water resistance, vapor permeability and strength of Tyvek with a vertically grooved surface, to help channel water safely […]
Our goal has been to provide the best insulation for The Wedge, in order to minimize heat loss and summer heat gain. With proper insulation, we will be able to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the house without the need for supplemental heating and cooling systems. Our insulating system includes wrapping the house in a 1″ […]