The idea of a tiny house is a crazy enough idea as it is, but I felt I couldn't just toss up any old siding.  I needed something that screamed, "Look at me I'm beautiful!"  My friend Matt put the idea in my head that I needed something that would make this thing stand out and really turn heads.  I can honestly say that it was the scariest part of the build because I was sure the thing was going to look awful.  Luckily things somehow tied themselves together and I obtained the wow factor I was searching for.  

I stained all of my wood before I installed it onto the house, so that meant I had to figure out how much I needed.  Finding the square footage on the house was easy enough, measure everything out and bring the numbers to your local lumber store.  A helpful bit of advice, don't trust contractor math.  They sold me a good bit more than I needed, and since it was already stained I was stuck with it.  When you build your plans with a contractor at the store double check the math, use a tape and physically measure the wood and figure your square footage out for yourself.  But it isn't all lost, if its made out of wood it can be repurposed for something else.  I ended up ripping the tongues and grooves off with a table saw and using the pieces of siding for trim, shelves, spacers ect.  

I stained all of my wood before I installed it onto the house, so that meant I had to figure out how much I needed.  Finding the square footage on the house was easy enough, measure everything out and bring the numbers to your local lumber store.  A helpful bit of advice, don't trust contractor math.  They sold me a good bit more than I needed, and since it was already stained I was stuck with it.  When you build your plans with a contractor at the store double check the math, use a tape and physically measure the wood and figure your square footage out for yourself.  But it isn't all lost, if its made out of wood it can be repurposed for something else.  I ended up ripping the tongues and grooves off with a table saw and using the pieces of siding for trim, shelves, spacers ect.  

Staining all my trim before installing it was a much cleaner process than trying to sort it out after the siding was already on.  Seems like it took longer but the end result was much more professional looking.  

The dark that I wanted ended up being far too dark, it was one of those duuuuuuuuuude what have you done moments.  Luckily they make this nifty goopy stripper that took the majority of the dark stain off leaving the wood a much lighter and much more natural shade of brown.  Took a little time to get all the thick stain off but it was totally worth it. 

The dark that I wanted ended up being far too dark, it was one of those duuuuuuuuuude what have you done moments.  Luckily they make this nifty goopy stripper that took the majority of the dark stain off leaving the wood a much lighter and much more natural shade of brown.  Took a little time to get all the thick stain off but it was totally worth it. 

Much better, exactly what I was looking for. 

Much better, exactly what I was looking for. 

By far the most time consuming and strenuous parts of the project.  A little piece of advice, buy the lightest nail gun you can find.  

By far the most time consuming and strenuous parts of the project.  A little piece of advice, buy the lightest nail gun you can find.  

I didnt use little brad nails for the siding.  I ended up using a larger stainless steel nail with a head on it.  Again, I wanted to go a little overboard for something that would be bouncing down the road. 

I didnt use little brad nails for the siding.  I ended up using a larger stainless steel nail with a head on it.  Again, I wanted to go a little overboard for something that would be bouncing down the road. 

Theres nothing more crippling than a mind full of doubt, that is when it is most important to apply yourself and keep driving forward.  You would be amazed with what you can accomplish when you silence your uncertainties and believe in your abilities.  It feels alright when you impress others, but nothing feels better than impressing yourself. 

Theres nothing more crippling than a mind full of doubt, that is when it is most important to apply yourself and keep driving forward.  You would be amazed with what you can accomplish when you silence your uncertainties and believe in your abilities.  It feels alright when you impress others, but nothing feels better than impressing yourself.