Window Installation

Let there be light…in this tiny house.

First we drilled holes from the inside to locate the four corners for each window. Then came the rough cut with a saber saw. A router is the perfect tool to clean up the edges and even add a roundover on the outer edge. With some cutting and routing through the plywood we now have window openings.

Rough cutting dormer window openings

Rough cutting dormer window openings

Letting the light inside

Letting the light inside

Cleaning up the dormer window opening with a router

Cleaning up the dormer window opening with a router

Dormer window openings

Dormer window openings

I placed underlayment on the walls and over the window openings. I cut and folded it in and added window flashing for a water tight seal.

First piece of underlayment on the walls

First piece of underlayment on the walls

Underlayment is cut and folded inside the window openings and rubberized flashing is added to the corners

Underlayment is cut and folded inside the window openings and rubberized flashing is added to the corners

Adding rubberized flashing to the window opening corners

Adding rubberized flashing to the window opening corners

We inserted each window with shims to keep it level and screwed them in place.

First dormer window is in place

First dormer window is in place

Then we added the flexible window flashing to the outside of the window frame for extra protection.

For more information on the windows I chose: Top Notch Windows

Dormer windows in place and flashed

Dormer windows in place and flashed

We continued with installing the rest of the dormer windows, but forgot to cut out for the other two windows on this side.

We continued with installing the rest of the dormer windows, but forgot to cut out for the other two windows on this side.

Wall is prepped for surgery

Wall is prepped for surgery

Wall surgery in progress on the kitchen window

Wall surgery in progress on the kitchen window

Rough trimming the kitchen window opening

Rough trimming the kitchen window opening

All aluminum windows are in place

All aluminum windows are in place

All aluminum windows are in place

All aluminum windows are in place

It’s just amazing how this step takes a dark plywood box and transforms it into a sun lit sanctuary. I’d say it’s feeling a little more like home.

Inside view toward front door

Inside view toward front door

Inside view toward dining and kitchen windows

Inside view toward dining and kitchen windows

Inside view of sleeping loft

Inside view of sleeping loft

Scout watches over the construction site for renegade squirrels

Scout watches over the construction site for renegade squirrels

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6 thoughts on “Window Installation

  1. It is really surreal to see it from afar, having seen your first sketches and now, the dream materializing. Good work, really happy to see. I have always been impressed by your ability to plan and be patient and follow through. Beautiful. And…Scouty!!!

    • Thank you truly. I have learned so much, in so many areas of life, by just following through with my dreams. The more child-like and pure the dream, the more growth that occurs. The vulnerability that inevitably occurs when exposing such a passionate dream can be likened to a sprouting seedling. It must endure all things to become its full potential. We are all seedlings daring to become trees.

  2. Wow! Your windows look great! You are ahead of me now. I still have the big dark plywood shell. :-)

    • I look forward to your hearing your impression of having windows in your own tiny home. For me it was very transformative.

  3. Daniel

    And I thought finishing the roof was a big milestone. Looks amazing!

    • We’re putting up some trim this weekend. And possibly some cedar shakes on the dormer triangles. Then we’ll get an idea of the final look of Arborion. Weather permitting of course. :S

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