Our Tiny Home Bus Project: Putting in the Walls

| 1/4/2018 9:06:00 AM

Faithful Homesteader 

We have been making slow progress on our tiny home bus project. Finances really do slow us down and my husband was feeling bummed that we had not done more on the bus. We ended up with a little extra cash that we decided to put toward it. My husband decided it would be good to start putting up the first section of wall.


Projects like that are definitely foreign to me, but I have wanted to try new things. I always love to learn, so I was willing to help. I took shop back in the day. I can’t remember if it was middle school or high school. I am now in my 40s and wood shop was the last time that I had used any kind of power tool.

Being an active participant in putting up the walls required me to use a jigsaw and a drill. We bought cedar wood planks for the wall. My husband likes the light weight of the wood. He also likes the smell. Previously my husband installed the insulation so we were ready to put up the planks once we cut them to size. Once we measured, we cut the pieces down to 5 1/2 feet. This brings them right to the point where the walls start to curve toward the roof.


1/24/2018 1:33:42 PM

Nebraska Dave I definitely had concerns about working with my husband and wondering if he would be patient with me. Thanks for reading Mel. I hope your circumstances change soon and you can have your own project to work on sooner than later.

1/16/2018 10:48:12 AM

I loved reading this. I've always wanted a tiny bus project for myself, but being without the income to do it because I'm in between jobs right now has put that on hold for me. I love seeing the progress on yours!

1/15/2018 7:50:48 AM

Faithful Homesteader, you are truly a blessed woman. Most couples that I know can not work together because the husband doesn't have the patience to put up with a wife of lesser skills and abilities. Your accomplishment on the cedar wall looks amazing. Money was always an issue with my projects as well. Persistence was the biggest virtue I had to learn. Every month a little bit was accomplished until the project was completed. Some of my current projects will take years to complete. It will be great when they are done though just as yours will be too. ****. Have a great tiny bus house construction day.. Nebraska Dave

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