We asked and we received: Yesterday we posted on Facebook that we were interested in finding a few more folks who are currently building a Tumbleweed. Thanksfully, Halley Evans replied. She and her husband are building a Fencl and, from the look of things on her blog, they are making fine progress. We look forward to seeing more from these fine Tumbleweeders.
UPDATE: Here is a link to her blog: http://halleyrevans.blogspot.com/ The picture is linked as well. Sorry about that!
We've enjoyed going back to the beginning of Jonathan Bellow's Tumbleweed project. Today, we'll shine the light on the next stage: putting up the walls. You can read about this stage of his project here. All I'll say is that it's great to have a friend like Gord!
Take a look at the newest member of the Tumbleweed family. We named this handsome creation the Walden. Our designer has taken the open space of the Tarleton, the brightness of the Fencl and added a touch of Epu.
The Walden is the perfect Tumbleweed to do as Henry David Thoreau advised "You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns."
Well, it's almost the halfway point of 2011 and we are starting to think about where the workshop winds will take us in 2012. So, here's your chance to influence us. Where should we be planning to go in 2012? Often, we base our workshop calendar on demand and interest. Hence, what you recommend may be the deciding factor for us when choosing a city. So, don't just tell us where to have a workshop. Tell us why we should come to your favorite city.
Take a step back in time with us to the beginning of Jonathan Bellow's Fencl build. Many of you have asked about insulation with "Why do you need it?"' and "How do you do it?" being to of the most popular questions. I thought I would focus on this aspect of Jonathan's build for today's post.
Now, what you don't see in this first picture is the aluminum flashing that Jonathan applied to the bottom of the framing. You have to staple it really well, leaving no gaps for any critters to climb into. Then you flip the whole frame onto the trailer so that the aluminum flashing is now on the bottom of the trailer. The frame is them screwed to the trailer. Here's a few more shots of Jonathan's handiwork:
The instruction on how to do this can be found at the very beginning of our plans. For instance, if you have a copy of the Popomo plans, you will find the information on the 2nd illustrated page. If you don't have a copy yet, it comes free with your purchase of The Small House Book.
One more thing: We've added a Berkeley workshop to our schedule! Make sure to check it out; we'd love to have you there!