Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What's taking so long?

Hi everyone,
As you may already know we are branching out into building tiny houses, but we still have the regular construction business to run.  Usually November and December are slow months for us, but this year we've had several jobs that were expected to start early next year moved up by the owners.  So the progress on the Leony Model  really slowed down.  We are working on it after hours and the weather in our area has turned very cold, making it even more unusual circumstances.  Thanks for your continuing support!

Interior Pictures

We had about a quarter of the interior covered with the Capecod bead board and it really didn't set it off like we wanted it to. So we switched to an upgraded house interior that we use in our custom homes here in Florida called knockdown drywall.  It gives the house a higher R-value with the insulation, makes it more fireproof on the inside and also makes the house look more spacious as you can see by the pictures. Now if the weather will cooperate enough we can start the final prep and put the drywall mud on the walls. Here's hoping with fingers crossed the weatherman is right and its suppose to warm up at the end of the week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The News-Press Article

We would like to thank our new friend Alex for mentioning our name to the reporter, which led to us being part of the article.

Here is the link:


Proof that some people are happier with less material things.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our News Debut!!!

We are so excited that News Press in Fort Meyers is doing an article featuring us Moss Tiny Houses. We are the only know Tiny House builders in the Southeast. We are so glad to be making our news debut and exposing people to different housing options. Check out our article which will be out on Dec 12 in the News-Press ...of Fort Meyers (you can check them out online). We are almost finished with construction of our "Leony" Model.  You can also find lots of pics on our facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moss-Tiny-Houses/155143344527169. We would love to hear from fellow Tiny house lovers!

 We will link the article when it comes out on Dec 12. Check back frequently to see our progress.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's In the Details

11/18/2010  Here at Moss Tiny Houses we are all about the details. We love our little lights and accents! We would love to build you a custom Tiny House that fits your lifestyle and personality. We will make sure every detail of your house is just as you imagined.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


11/16/2010   Today, we are installing the insulation to the ceiling and walls. We are using reclaimed R14 Insulation. We are using insulation adhesive glue to attach the insulation boards to the ceiling. The insulation is so secure you will never have a problem while moving your tiny house.

Monday, November 15, 2010


11/15/2010   Ok, so if your like me mechanical is fancy for plumbing and electrical.  We installed a 30 AMP service connection box. We used a RV hose connection for waste removal and a RV water connection.  We installed an energy efficient 4 gallon on demand water heater.  The bathroom has a full size stand in shower, a beautiful dark wood w/white sink vanity, and a low flush toilet.  The kitchen has a full size sink.  There are designer light fixtures with LED bulbs. (All the main lights will be able to use the solar panel power.)  The Solar Lights are 45 watt solar system for LED light bulbs.

4 Gal. Energy Efficient On Demand Water Heater

Bathroom Vanity

Kitchen Area

Outlet and Lighting Wire
30 AMP Service Connection Box

Water Tank and 30 AMP Box

Friday, November 12, 2010

Exterior Painted

We have been working hard getting the outside of our tiny house done. We are now putting on the second coat of our exterior paint to the hardie board siding and cedar trim.  We went with Behr Premium exterior matte paint and we chose Shall Gray for the siding color and Off White for the trim and accents. We think she is beautiful take a look for yourself.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Loft Windows

11/9/2010  We installed the front fixed window and the rear loft fixed window.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Quick Peek Inside

We thought we would give you a sneak peek of the inside of our Tiny House. We will begin inside construction in the next couple days. But to tide you over here is a look at the upper loft of our tiny house. If you look really hard you can even see the top of the full stand up shower in the back right corner.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Showing Off

While showing our tiny house off to our family we attracted a lot of attention from the major highway they live near.

First Road Test

We are so excited about our progress on our Tiny House we just have to show her off to our friends and family. So our "Leony" gets her first road test. She handled like a dream and looked beautiful as she made her way down the road.  She surely is a show stopper.

Hardie Board Siding Goes Up

11/3/2010 Today we are installing the hardie board siding.  This is concrete siding that can endure all climates. Each board is individually placed then screwed on and then caulked into place. This siding isn't going anywhere as you move your house to your dream view. Hardie board siding gives you beautiful protection for your tiny home it gives you the look of wood grain siding (unlike wood siding it is impenetrable to any kind of climate-related damage). Also, because hardie board siding is constructed with concrete fibers it is impervious to any external elements, such as rain, hail, wind, flying debris, and humidity. Because of its strentgh not only will cement board siding not chip, but it doesn't retain moisture either. Therefore, your siding will never rot or swell. Hardie board siding defends against most insects, such as termites, that can eat away at wood siding. This is helpful in southern climates where moist air and pests thrive all year long.  Because hardie board is made of concrete fibers it is even fire-resistant, giving you tiny home further protection from any exterior threat.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To Top It Off

10//25/2010 Roof construction begins. We begin with custom trusses, then sheet and metal the roof. The metal is 26 gauge metal.

Our Tiny House Starts To Take Shape

10/22/2010 The walls are going up. This is where are dream starts feeling real. We see the tiny house we've envisioned for years finally start to take shape. This is the "Leony" model. She will house a full bath, including a regular toilet and full stand up shower. There is a spacious loft that will comfortably fit two adults. Follow us as our Little Leony takes shape.

Work Starts Right Away

10/20/2010 Flatbed trailer arrives and we get right to work. We can't wait to see our beautiful tiny house finished. Thankfully we ordered our materials and they arrived the day before the trailer did. So we don't have to wait we go  right to building up our foundation and use reclaimed insulation on the floors. That is covered over by plywood sheets.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our New Endeavor

Please join us on our journey with our new endeavor of building Tiny Houses. We are so excited about building perfect little dream houses. We are in the middle of constructing our first Tiny House Model Leony. We aren't new to the building industry. We have over 25 years experience in building residential homes, but now we are tackling putting all our house building knowledge into building beautiful tiny houses. These houses will have all the comforts you want in a large sq footage home, but these houses are mobile so you can take your house with you on vacation, camping, hunting, or you can even live in it fulltime.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trailer Arrives

The brand new tandem axle trailer arrived on 10/20. Isn't she a beauty! This brand new heavy duty frame 7,000 lb tandem axle trailer with brakes is 16ft long and 7 ft wide. Can't wait to see the house sitting on it.