Posts tagged construction
Installing Denim Insulation, Enclosing Windows, & Hard-Starting the Diesel: Weeks 20 & 21

"It's noticeably more temperate in here"

Said with a smile as we looked around at the newly insulated walls. 

The ceiling may still look like a spaceship, but the walls of the Slow Rolling Home are starting to take shape. Each window has a 'hull' under it which was originally filled with a yucky pink fiberglass insulation, stuff thickly and having accumulated twenty years of Florida humidity in its lifetime. 

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How Our Appliances Choices Reflect a Slow Lifestyle

featured photo by this.little.wandering

Like every choice on this bus, we're making these carefully. Our layout is built into the bus and there won't be too many changes once its complete. The difference between a cooktop and a range is a major demolition, but we're confident in the choices we've made, based on the lifestyle we want to live. Lifestyle is at the center stage in choosing our appliances. 

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Seemingly Endless Iterations and the Start of Framing: Weeks 18 & 19

After what seemed like endless iterations, we have completed our layout. While small things may change, shelves may be installed or cabinet doors switched, we are clear on HOW we want our home to feel, WHERE the important items will go, and WHY each place is significant. You may be wondering, what do you mean whyIt may just be me (Amelia) who is obsessed with "why", but the importance of being intimately acquainted with the driver for change is what makes change STICK. 

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When it All Starts Coming Together: Weeks 16 - 17

The subfloor project seemed like an odyssey. Cutting, fitting, and framing the joist pattern; cutting, fitting, and spray-foaming insulation; cutting, fitting, and securing plywood. When it was all complete, the space immediately felt different. The foundation was laid and there we stood, and walked, freely across the level (sub)floor. This was the gateway to the rest of the project.

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