My humble quest to build La Petite Maison!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Siding Update

From Suzannah Kolbeck, Mama to La:

We have spent four days siding, some longer than others, and here is where we are as of today, the days before the clouds roll in and the raindrops fall:

The long view

 Closer view of the back. Note the oddly-shaped window; this window was
salvaged from a boat in Alaska by La's papa. She put it in herself.

 A peek around the back. The side facing the fence is the only side that is
completely done. Of course.
This last view above The Pimple (which is itself completely detachable for travel and will be finished with blue 1/4" plywood on the door, painted blue, and the star) shows one side of the window with one more board than the other. The one thing I have learned the hard way is to stop when you are tired. If you don't, you will make mistakes and hurt yourself. As much as I wanted to finish this section today, I didn't want to have to go back and rip it out on Monday. So I stopped, even though I had a piece cut. It wasn't quite right, and it was just time to stop.

Must give a shout-out to PMC Building Materials here in Marietta. When they found out what we were doing, the gave us a great deal on our siding, delivered it for free and didn't balk at our little order. Great guys, great service!

And of course, a final shot from Day 2 of siding of La herself.

She's going to be so mad I posted this shot, but too bad. That's what
happens when your mama takes over the blog!

If you want to meet this amazing person (and the author of this post), please make sure and sign up for the first ever Tiny House Conference in April 2014. The plan is to bring LPM with us, so you can see what we have been doing!


  1. The house looks wonderful and that shot of La is great! She has such a wonderful look of pride and excitement on her face. I am looking forward to taking similar pictures of our daughter when she gets a chance to start building her tiny house in a few years. :)

    1. Thanks! It has been such a journey for us! We have made good progress this month and are almost ready to move inside; only a bit more siding to go!

  2. Does it mean that it’s La who built this? What fantastic work! She must be proud of it. I can see it in her eyes! It’s not an easy job, after all!


  3. I Love your tiny house! Thank you for sharing your is very inspiring! I want to have a tiny home someday. :)
    All the best - Tera

  4. I love your project! My name is Whitney, I am completing a Certificate at Yestermomrrow Design Build school in Warren, VT. For my project I am researching the availability of homeowners insurance for tiny homes. If you own a tiny home please take a few moments to fill out this survey. Thank you for your time!

  5. This is an amazing picture, project, and young woman! I am inspired and I've only just stumbled across this blog this morning was tripping around Facebook (Tumbleweed Tiny House Company). I'll be reading (and commenting) more soon. Thank you for including this adorable photo.

  6. What kind of siding did you use?