Tiny Tudor was built using advanced framing techniques designed to reduce waste and increase efficiency. Two by four studs are spaced 24″ on center to reduce thermal bridging, maximize insulation and increase whole wall R-value. Rafters align over studs for transfer of weight downward.

Structural roof and wall sheathing Zip system covers the studs. Zip offers an integrated water resistance and air barrier. All seams are flashed with Zip tape to complete the drying-in process.

All framing, sheathing and insulation materials were generously donated by Building Solutions.

The end wall went up first. A fine example of 2-stud corner framing.

The end wall went up first. A fine example of 2-stud corner framing.

The beginnings of the front wall.

The beginnings of the front wall.

By this point, we are getting a lot of attention from drivers and pedestrians.

By this point, we are getting a lot of attention from drivers and pedestrians.

A 24' ridge beam runs the length of the house. Metal brackets offer added support.

A 24′ ridge beam runs the length of the house. Metal brackets offer added support.

This front wall will take the brunt of the wind when being pulled. Metal strapping was added everywhere.

This front wall will take the brunt of the wind when being pulled. Metal strapping was added everywhere.

Hurricane clips tie wall sections together and rafters to walls.

Hurricane clips tie wall sections together and rafters to walls. Metal straps reinforce each rafter to ridge beam connection.

First time experiencing the loft was pretty cool.

First time experiencing the loft was pretty cool.

Asher and his dad did all of the wall sheathing while Patrice went behind them with the Zip flashing tape.

Asher and his dad did all of the wall sheathing while Patrick went behind them with the Zip flashing tape.

Everyone found a job they were good at, but no one liked working with the glue.

Everyone found a job they were good at, but no one liked working with the glue.

Almost dried in.

Almost dried in.

Is it possible to use too much Zip tape? No water is getting in here!!

Is it possible to use too much Zip tape? No water is getting in here!!