Here You Can See The Rafter Tails Sticking Out The Front.  They Are Doubled Up For More Beef In The View.  The Template Will Become Part Of The Face And Give A Small Air Gap As Additional Insulation On This Wall Where Morning And Evening Sun Will Hit This Wall.

Gypsy Too comes to life and shape,

Yes, thanks to Kevin’s hard work to put in the loft floor during the week, we were able to get the templates he built up on the ends of the house. Once on, the supports are custom built under them and the template will be cut up a bit for the window, then remain under the wooden shingles that will cover part of the end of the house.

Keeping in mind, this has been mostly done by people who have never done this before as part of a seminar on how to build a house out of Salvage. Since it has been mostly over the weekend days, it is going well, taking shape with the equivalent of fewer than three people working on it for 40 hours each so far. This will be a knockout. We may be selling a material package that will let others do such too, though not the framing lumber, all the rest.

These are 25′ long rafters that will have blocking carrying the weight to the side walls and make for an incredibly strong roof that provides great interior space too. We still have a couple for the sides, then the soffit. You may notice how the ends are narrower than the middle of the house. Still this is only an 11′ x 23′ house with the lower floor being 11′ x 15′ and the upper floor is bigger.

The ceiling/loft floor was built with Older growth Fir that we put a ship lap edge on it to give the floor more strength and limit the passage of dirt through it. The ceiling will be beaded wood or a tongue and groove to add even more strength to the roof.

Here you see the rear of the house as the template is secure and now added to.

Here you see the rear of the house as the template is secure and now added to.

This will have a big window at the end which will be cut out of the template later.

This will have a big window at the end which will be cut out of the template later.

Long shot from the corner of the bedroom.

Long shot from the corner of the bedroom.

sequence and layout of the stair treads to go upstairs.

sequence and layout of the stair treads to go upstairs.

Here the bedroom end of the house gets its template too.

Here the bedroom end of the house gets its template too.

Here is a rear view with the side where the casement windows will let one go out the back as well as the front.

Here is a rear view with the side where the casement windows will let one go out the back as well as the front.

Side view.

Side view.

The overhangs will not need supports. The corbels will be enough, but we could add support if we want to later.

Now you can see some of the shape come through.

Now you can see some of the shape come through.

Here are the windows cut open and you can see the rafters.

Here are the windows cut open and you can see the rafters.

See it form as we lift and add the rafters to the templates.

See it form as we lift and add the rafters to the templates.

See how the rafters just slip right in quickly and let us then work under them. This is over 6’3″ tall in the center and will be over 5′ 10″ within 18″ of the wall. Since that will be for storage, desk, or bed, it will not be an issue.

Side view from the rear that will be the den area.

Side view from the rear that will be the den area.

View with the windows spaces cut out to let some air flow upstairs.

View with the windows spaces cut out to let some air flow upstairs.

Her you can see the rafter tails sticking out the front.  They are doubled up for more beef in the view.

Her you can see the rafter tails sticking out the front. They are doubled up for more beef in the view.

Rick is not happy with the missing nipple.

Rick is not happy with the missing nipple.

This is going to be bigger and much more spacious than Temple Tantra. The upstairs has nearly 200 sf of great living space. Below will be 160 sf for a grand total of 360 sf but only the bottom should be taxable due to the ceiling heights in the house and the fact that it is not really a legally defined house but a portable building or House Art you can live in affordably, sustainably, and for decades and decades.

The outer skins will have a lot of metal roofing and possibly some ceiling tin that may need some special treatment. Then wood siding at the top third will give it some special other elements as well. Possibly there will be some cover over the windows for decoration and for keeping the rain out so the windows can stay open in a storm and keep cool in the house. Here is a look at how some of the finishing exterior touches may look as they are already shown on Temple Tantra.

The path to the front of Temple Tantra.  Here are the slabs of Granite for the path, and the work out space for my morning Gongs.

The path to the front of Temple Tantra. Here are the slabs of Granite for the path, and the work out space for my morning Gongs.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door.   an 11'x15' body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches. 4' for the front and 3' for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

Gypsy Wagon TTH Style
Already an outdated sketch as I have changed a couple things and still do not have satisfaction with that window next to the door.
an 11’x15′ body with cantilevered overhangs for the porch or porches.
4′ for the front and 3′ for the back, but perhaps a balcony outside the other windows with diamonds in the den.

I upgraded the beams because the 16' span was too much for the giant wooden beams.  Not so much idle as with the winds in storms.   More to come.

I upgraded the beams because the 16′ span was too much for the giant wooden beams. Not so much idle as with the winds in storms. More to come.

From the front porch view.

From the front porch view.

Tantra with side half oiled.  Not just the wood, but the metal is better off with the oil on it.  That is what seals out the water when it rains.

Tantra with side half oiled. Not just the wood, but the metal is better off with the oil on it. That is what seals out the water when it rains.

One side of the house does have a variety of colors at night.  This will add to it dramatically.

One side of the house does have a variety of colors at night. This will add to it dramatically.

Spider web window is a great oval and I put birds nesting ledges on both side to invite the morning singing to my home.

Spider web window is a great oval and I put birds nesting ledges on both side to invite the morning singing to my home.

Temple Tantra has a large den that will easily hold 4 people for a conversation.  It is a great office as well. This is the glass that is already sitting above the bath area on the back porch below this room.  The one we will build will not be as tall as Tantra, which is about 4' taller than normal as I do not plan to take it down the highway.

Temple Tantra has a large den that will easily hold 4 people for a conversation. It is a great office as well.
This is the glass that is already sitting above the bath area on the back porch below this room. The one we will build will not be as tall as Tantra, which is about 4′ taller than normal as I do not plan to take it down the highway.

I put these on Temple Tantra  for looks but not for real traveling.   This was just to let her feel what it would be like to be a Gypsy Wagon .  We will create a Gypsy Wagon style house for the Salvage Building Seminar and will include some great windows, doors, and lots of cool stuff to show how we can put one together in a very short time, if we get enough participants.

I put these on Temple Tantra for looks but not for real traveling. This was just to let her feel what it would be like to be a Gypsy Wagon . We will create a Gypsy Wagon style house for the Salvage Building Seminar and will include some great windows, doors, and lots of cool stuff to show how we can put one together in a very short time, if we get enough participants.