Friday, January 1, 2016

CY ENGLERT CONSULTING LLC launched to help Tiny House Owner/Builders and Buyers

Since Christmas, I have had more than dozen people tour The Sunflower.  It is so gratifying to hear so many positive comments and I'm even more excited to see genuine interest from potential buyers.  I have been asked if I would consider building a custom tiny house for someone. I really have very little interest to be a TH manufacturer, but I am ready to begin building a gypsy wagon.  In the mean time, I am offering consulting services for $35 per hour. Having spent hundreds of hours of research in addition to building two tiny houses. I can help both owner/builders and buyers.  

CY ENGLERT CONSULTING LLC accepts Personal Checks, PayPal and most major Credit Cards. Consultations can be over phone, Skype or in person. I will review your floor plans, perform Internet research, offer hands-on training (e.g. plumbing with PEX and SharkBytes), and/or share what I learned. Contact me at if you are interested. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

OPEN HOUSE on November 7 celebrates completion

More than 30 people attending the two hour open house on November 7th, marking the completion of construction.  The Sunflower is for sale, too!  For an impromptu tour, visit (note: this video was filmed, unplanned and unrehearsed.)  Questions can be posted on YouTube or sent to me via email or Facebook.  Personal tours are provided most anytime, just contact me to coordinate a date and time. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Not-So-Tiny To Do List

Lists Lists and More Lists

Last weekend:
  • Painted the kitchen cabinents doors and drawer fronts.
  • Finished the last piece of trim!  Returned all the extras.  Hallelujah!
  • Ordered the knotty pine caulk.  Yes, if you didn't know there are 30-50 different colors you can buy.  The brand is Colorflex. Google it. One tube cost $33 with shipping and was unavailable from Amazon. Perfect color match!
  • Ordered the bath accessories.
  • Stained and installed the kitchen counter backsplash. 
  • Bought and installed the 24W LED lights above the bathroom sink;  Installed the specialty LED bulbs in the ceiling fan.
  • Painted the bath and kitchen cabinets with high gloss white.
  • Rebuilt two drawers to accommodate the drawer face.
  • Removed chop saw, vacuum, remove floor coverings.
 This week...
  • Prime the wardrobe door, paint it with high gloss white, apply cork decorations and full length mirror.
  • Caulk the holes in the installed trim.  
  • Seal the trim with polyurethane.
  • Install Delta faucet on the Moen sink. Attach supply lines.  
  • Install the Rev-a-Shelf double drawer under the sink, install the foil and cling wrap holder, towel hook, and toilet paper holder.  I love the Moen brurshed nickel look!
  • Install the veggy basket and magnetic knife holder.
  • Drill the holes for the spice rack shelves.  
  • Install back splash above the range.
  • Install the drain lines (exterior plumbing)
  • Test fixtures and drain lines (check for leaks)
  • Keep adding up receipts
This coming weekend...
  • Install Kitchen Cabinent doors and drawer fronts.
  • Install the handles and knobs on the kitchen cabinents.
  • Build and install towel shelf above toilet.  Trim out inverter, if possible.
  • Install the fold-up dining room table.  
  • Wash windows, inside and out.  Consider installing screens.
  • Stock refrigerator with Fat Tire.
  • Figure out what I forgot to put on any of the lists.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Two days of cutting and installing trim and still have a FEW left to install.  Trim is transformative!  Here is a picture of the loft, after the floor (paneling) was installed. It still needs the base board, but what view!

We did a picture frame style trim around all windows and doors.  Dormer presented it usual angle challenges, but Jack came through with intuitive math. I'm keeping the trim natural, and protecting them with the same satin polyurethane used on the walls.

One surprise that should be called out to would be builders.  You buy trim BY THE FOOT.  $1-$3 is typical.  I probably have about $500 in trim alone. Again, I needed it with the Pine T&G, but trim helps build a case for for paneling or 'large piece' wall covering (except Sheetrock which I abhor).

The OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for October 24th. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Propane was installed

Bahr Plumbing -- Professionals at Work
I left the explosives to the professionals.  They ran copper to the RV range and the water heater.  The Range works great. Parts, tubing and labor for $201.

I need to finish running 18" of electrical wire to the water heater before it can be tested.  How complicated can that be since Chris already installed the cut-off.  I took the cover off and set the temperature today. 

And one of guys asked "you must watch Tiny House Nation?" and made reference to 'you people.'  Am I one of those people?