Fencl Update #3

I did a quick trip out to Jay Shafer’s of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company this morning to see how things were coming on the Fencl. I was out last week but did not get a post up so wanted to catch up on it today.

Last week when I was out there they were just about to finish the roof and start work on the inside. I have a couple of pictures below of the construction of the rafters with the plywood and roof above.

We have been having stormy weather the last couple of days so the house is sealed off to prevent rain getting into the inside and the Tyvek is protecting the outside as you can see in the photos.

The electrical wiring is in and some basic plumbing and the roof has been insulated. The walls will be insulated next and the shower put into place and the framing of the wall will be completed. Plumbing for the kitchen needs to be installed as well.

Jay has the Thetsford Aqua Magic Style II toilet, shower and Surburban RV 6 gallon hot water heater available to install, plus the Dickinson stove has arrived for the heating of the Fencl. We expect rain on and off most of this week so I imagine the interior will be where the work is concentrated during the next week. I’ll get out again sometime next week and will update the progress. Stay tuned and enjoy.


Completed Roof and Tyvek


Rafters and Plywood Interior Roof


Rafters and Plywood Interior Roof


Entry way with roof insulation and shower


Installing Insulation Entry Way Storage Loft


Bathroom and Kitchen with Sleeping loft above


Electrical Installation

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Michael - April 8, 2009 Reply

They are making great progress. I just looked up the foam panels they have in the roof… 100% recyclable. http://www.insulfoam.com/

Good idea to use foam board too… seems like that would allow some natural venting on the side that’s against the exterior side.

Kent Griswold - April 8, 2009 Reply

They use the same insulation in the floor as well. I didn’t get a picture of that part of the build but I know Jay has some. Thanks for the link, great information!

Gerry - April 9, 2009 Reply

Do you know the make/model of the toilet and hot water heater they are putting into this house? Any links would be great.

    Kent Griswold - April 10, 2009 Reply

    Hi Gerry – I have added the information and links above. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll try to be more specific in the future.


Daniel - April 11, 2009 Reply

Looks like they’re doing pretty good right now. I like the open space inside. I’m looking forward to the end product. Thanks for the pictures.


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