So the shop that I built my house in had a door that wasnt tall enough to fit the house with the roof installed.  So I built the house as I normally would and did as much as I could minus the roof.  When the time came to pull the house out and set it up outside we already had the roof joists cut to length and all the bird mouth notches cut into the joists.  Getting the house out still proved problematic, I had to drain the tires down to 5 psi just to get enough room to get it out.  I also had to get a 5" drop hitch and flip it upside down to clear the garage door.  The house cleared by millimeters, not going to lie it was a little scary!

She sees the sun for the first time!  

She sees the sun for the first time!  

All the rafters cut and ready for install.  The bird mouth notches were and excellent idea and worked very well.  The problem was the notches wernt all exactly the same, when using a jig saw make sure your cuts are square.  The notches had a slight angle to them causing the rafters to very in hight once they were installed.  Didnt seem like much of a problem until we put the 1/4 inch thick cedar ceiling up.  It was slight be you could tell there was a slight wave to the wood.  Giving the ceiling a slight resemblance to microwaved bacon.  I seem to be the only one that notices, still attention to detail and taking your time with framing is a very important step.  Besides, nobody likes microwaved bacon. 

All the rafters cut and ready for install.  The bird mouth notches were and excellent idea and worked very well.  The problem was the notches wernt all exactly the same, when using a jig saw make sure your cuts are square.  The notches had a slight angle to them causing the rafters to very in hight once they were installed.  Didnt seem like much of a problem until we put the 1/4 inch thick cedar ceiling up.  It was slight be you could tell there was a slight wave to the wood.  Giving the ceiling a slight resemblance to microwaved bacon.  I seem to be the only one that notices, still attention to detail and taking your time with framing is a very important step.  Besides, nobody likes microwaved bacon. 

It isnt nearly as tiny as you would think, the most glorious shed in all of Wyoming!

It isnt nearly as tiny as you would think, the most glorious shed in all of Wyoming!

It was wild how fast the roof went up, had the help of my 3 brothers and we made short work of it.  We measured everything out and marked where the rafters would go the day before.  So we basically set up all the rafters, tied them in, and tossed the plywood sheathing on.  Call me Mr. overkill but I went with 2x10s for the rafters.  1) I wanted to be able to stuff as much insulation up there I could to keep me crazy cozy in these Rocky Mountain winters and 2) there isnt any amount of snow thats going to compromise the structural integrity of this house.  Win win right?

It was wild how fast the roof went up, had the help of my 3 brothers and we made short work of it.  We measured everything out and marked where the rafters would go the day before.  So we basically set up all the rafters, tied them in, and tossed the plywood sheathing on.  Call me Mr. overkill but I went with 2x10s for the rafters.  1) I wanted to be able to stuff as much insulation up there I could to keep me crazy cozy in these Rocky Mountain winters and 2) there isnt any amount of snow thats going to compromise the structural integrity of this house.  Win win right?

We gots a roof on this here house!

We gots a roof on this here house!

My dogs doing what my dogs do best.... absolutely nothing. 

My dogs doing what my dogs do best.... absolutely nothing. 

Remember, building a tiny house requires you to do totally awesome things.  Go ham and make it extravagant! Why? Because why not?!  Skylight above where the bed will be, for those wildly romantic nights with your significant other.  Or in my case, my lazy non contributing black dogs.  

Remember, building a tiny house requires you to do totally awesome things.  Go ham and make it extravagant! Why? Because why not?!  Skylight above where the bed will be, for those wildly romantic nights with your significant other.  Or in my case, my lazy non contributing black dogs.  

Instead of using your standard roof felt for the underlayment, I used ice and water barrier for the entire thing.  Typically you would use the Ice and water barrier for the edges of the roof.  It was very easy to install and the ice and water shield was very thick and self adhering.  The last thing I want to worry about is any kind of roof leak, shouldnt have to worry about anything with the way this roof is set up.  

Instead of using your standard roof felt for the underlayment, I used ice and water barrier for the entire thing.  Typically you would use the Ice and water barrier for the edges of the roof.  It was very easy to install and the ice and water shield was very thick and self adhering.  The last thing I want to worry about is any kind of roof leak, shouldnt have to worry about anything with the way this roof is set up.  

Used a steel roof which I had custom cut so all I had to do was cut the slots for the skylight, easy to install and it went up quickly.  The skylight I used required me to build my own curb, again I went overkill with the flashing for the curb to avoid any kind of leak.  Second winter now and shes holding up very well to any kind of leaks. 

Used a steel roof which I had custom cut so all I had to do was cut the slots for the skylight, easy to install and it went up quickly.  The skylight I used required me to build my own curb, again I went overkill with the flashing for the curb to avoid any kind of leak.  Second winter now and shes holding up very well to any kind of leaks. 

The roof all trimmed out and the skylight installed, loved the way that green looks. 

The roof all trimmed out and the skylight installed, loved the way that green looks.