04 January 2013

3rd Trailer - Fair Companies Video


LATE POSTING
FAIR COMPANIES HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
Thanks to Kirsten and Nicolas

Video of my 3rd structural on a trailer / studio:


05 November 2012

TINY HOUSE #1 FOR SALE

FOR SALE

JENINE ALEXANDER
ORIGINAL
CUSTOM HOME ON A TRAILER
#1
THICK RIGID FOAM INSULATION THROUGHOUT
ALL DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS
SINK, STOVE
TWO SLEEPING LOFTS

EMAIL ME
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY




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25 June 2012

Ceiling



White washed cedar (big thanks to Pat!), milled down the center (big thanks to Charlie!), flanks the decorative 2' x 2' tin panels.

In the end, because I found the metal's high contrasting lights and darks to be distracting when drawing, I decided to take them down and paint them white.

Main thing missing: CROWN MOLDING. To be continued.

24 May 2012

Electric



Amy, old friend and former union electrician, joined me this fine May day to kick out the electric. I had run the wires, but needed to attach the boxes and a few other whistles. What a joy to flick a switch and have the lights go on and even better to spend the day working with good company.

01 March 2012

Almost Done

 This is my sweet spot.


Things are definitely cluttered on the inside. But it's part of working toward being organized.

23 February 2012

Darn Near my Favorite Place



This has got to be one of my favorite places. I love it.
Great place to be alone.
Great place to work on collaborative projects (with limited sized groups).
We'll see how it looks once I get all my junk in there...

20 February 2012

Ceiling Insulation



Decided to use fiberglass in the ceiling, a surprise. I just don't trust the denim up there. 
Got to get it done.

10 February 2012

Continuing

I'm finishing up the interior walls and trim. I'm leaving the section between the windows open for shelf space. The windows face NE and NW, making ideal light for a studio. There will be a wrap-around desk in this section.


The final step is to put blocking in the roof, then insulation, then the ceiling. I am going to go with fiberglass insulation due to its performance with moisture. The denim-cotton wouldn't hold up. For the ceiling's center section I am looking online at decorative pressed tin that comes in 2' panels. I am looking for a lightweight wood to use on the sides going up to the center.

The farm cat exploring.


Parked next to the grain silo and the goats.

14 January 2012

BUY PLANS


Plans of my first tiny house on a trailer will be ready for sale soon!
The plans will be included in an ebook to help guide the capable dreamer.

They will be affordable and full of inspiration.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!
Also bookmark: www.ForgeAhead.org

13 January 2012

Trailer #3 Early Interior


Here are a few shots of the interior of the boat trailer. Originally, I wasn't planning on insulating it at all. I painted, the winter came, and I decided I better insulate after all. I did a combination of salvaged rigid foam insulation and bought denim/cotton UltraLogic insulation. The interior is salvaged fir and redwood. The electric runs through the walls, and through the ceiling, leading to a chandelier toward the windows. The trim work is yet to be completed. I am considering a pressed tin ceiling.



05 December 2011

Great Success!


The trailer boat shack studio has come to! It's been a beautiful thing to put together. Not quite finished, but thought it was about time I post another photo.

01 November 2011

Update



Things are going well. I chose a waterborne clear sealant for the exterior. And chose a cobalt blue for the trim color.

27 August 2011

Small Triumphs

We moved the shed/shack/studio around to the west side of the house for easier access when building.

Pictures to share.

And pancakes.

19 August 2011

Birthday

Today is my 29th birthday. I have put up the fourth wall. This makes me very happy. I will post a photo soon.

10 August 2011

Breaking "Ground" Again

I've gone and done it. Started a third trailer.
Saturday we moved it.
Sunday I cut off unnecessary metal parts and ground out rust.
Monday painted places without paint,

built the floor joists, and decided on the fastening system
for connecting the structure with the metal frame.
When Rian and Jess came home we moved the trailer
around to the back of the house where I'll continue building.


01 January 2011

Another Trailer Purchased

For $300 a duel axel 18' foot boat trailer came into my life on the 1st January 2011. I'll start collecting supplies, with no clear date to begin. Planning stages for now.

09 November 2010

ANOTHER Trailer WANTED

Believe or not, I'm on the lookout for ANOTHER trailer.

TRAILER WANTED
Around 8' - 14' long

Could be a boat trailer, or utility flatbed trailer

Email me jenine.alexander at gmail dot com
if you have any leads

24 September 2010

When It Comes to Creative Freedom

I have the good luck of having incredibly creative and entrepreneurial friends. Look into this amazing artist residency started by Amy Harwood and Ryan Pierce, outstanding people from Portland, Oregon, bring people out to Mt. Hood National Forest.

The project began when Amy renovated a travel trailer into a studio space for artists. Her inspiration has wafted over the border and given me my own dreams of starting some kind of artist residency. Click on the link below to learn more about their project.

19 August 2010

Tiny House Trailer #2 Moved

The scene:

Happy new owner hugs the very good box.
Home in new location.
Getting it up the driveway was a little dicey.

A lovely event, moving Trailer #2 to it's new home, nestled in the Madrone and Oak trees in Sonoma County.

With that, the beginning of a new era for Forge Ahead Productions.

Stay tuned.

SOLD

SOLD
SOLD

17 August 2010

TINY HOUSE FOR SALE

One of a kind Mobile Home. 128 sqft. Passive solar design. 100% wood interior.

Bamboo flooring. Pine ceilings. Denim-cotton insulation. High energy efficiency doors and windows. Sleeping loft. Kitchenette. Granite countertops. Plumbed for bathroom option. Full trailer hook-ups.

www.forgeahead.org

Made by jenine alexander & amy hutto

10 August 2010

TINY HOUSE BLOG

Kent just did a post with photos of the interior on his Tiny House Blog. Click here to check it out. Thanks Kent!

09 August 2010

...

A big
THANK YOU

To everyone who helped make yesterday's street show & tell come together.

Thanks to everyone who came from near & far. It was a treat for us to share our project with so many curious & wonderful people.

08 August 2010

07 August 2010

All Night!

Bless the deadline!

Wrapping Things Up

Amy completed the electrical finale, sink plumbing as well.

We just picked up last pieces of trim and we prepare for the afternoon and long evening of work with a late lunch.

06 August 2010

OhMyGodLike

It's getting so beautiful. Amy & I are working our asses off. Come this Sunday to see: Tucker Street, between First and Second Streets. Near downtown Healdsburg. The two trailers will be out on show for all to come enjoy in whatever way. 4pm until dark. Bring a friend. Bring some beers. Bring whatever. We'll be here. Time willing, I'll make a big batch of mojitos.

Today we did so much it's hard to recall. Wainscoting, trim, counter support, marble install, sink dropping in, touch up work... And Greg with Kublai, bless the man and the dog, brought over a 3 foot magnet on a roller like a push broom so we can get all the metal debris out of the driveway to spare the tires before Sunday's rollout. He also busted in the door handle hardware and ladder, as we push to have everything ready and pristine for Sunday.

Deadlines can be great.

Friday Morning

I can't believe how tardy I am with uploading photos! And now still, I don't have the time. The floor is in, wainscoting begun, & now for the trim monster. The marble sink hole cut this morning, installing this evening?

Getting ready for show down this Sunday.
You're invited!
4pm - dark

03 August 2010

Interior Walls

It's feeling more and more like a livable space every day. Yesterday Amy finished the masonite interior while I did the interior bay window ceiling. Then we joined forces to get the beginning of the loft framed along with the wet bath / closet. We brought in one bank of the marble counter top--both of us were a bit taken aback--it looked stunning.

Today we plan on finishing the wet bath / closet (we like to call it the wet closet) framing and walls, the loft framing and floor, and then, time willing, begin on installing the bamboo flooring.

Next up: wainscoting.

OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 4pm till dark!
Near Downtown Healdsburg


31 July 2010

Inside Work

Amy and I have been putting in long hours, thus the slow-down in posts.

After finished the exterior, we moved onto electrical, plumbing, denim/cotton insulation, and interior vapor barrier. Today we are getting in the interior walls, and it's looking great!

Photos soon.

27 July 2010

Roofing & Fender Framing

Working with Hydro-Stop on the roof.
Got the framing all cut and painted for the fenders. Ready to install and move onto electrical etc.

26 July 2010

OPEN HOUSE

AUGUST 8TH SUNDAY
4pm till Dark

Healdsburg, CA
95448


22 July 2010

Another Bay Window Side Day

Amy on the roof checking out how our drip edge will look.

And at the end of the day, some results. But still not quite done...

21 July 2010

Bay Window

Today we will finish up the trim, flashing, and exterior siding on the hitch side of the trailer...


So we didn't get as far along as we had projected. The bay window is a doozy. But it's coming along and super solid.

20 July 2010

Trim & Inside Layout

As we finish the exterior, we mark our rough layout for the interior.

Painting trim.

Bay Window, Bay Window, Trim, Trim

Many things to bang your head against, in the end, we will win.