Hour 24: SAMini arrives at the Soltvå construction site where Weis Builders will install Thermotech windows and complete interior finishes.
Hour 23: SAMini riding through Minneapolis’ Ware House District toward the North Loop.
Hour 22: A forklift transfers SAMini to a low boy trailer for highway transport (by Ramsey Excavating).
Hour 19: Metal trim & white TPO roofing (from Top All) seal up SAMini.
Hour 13: Tar paper and corrugated metal siding waterproof SAMini’s walls.
Hour 09: Half inch plywood sheathing wraps SAMini’s interior and exterior.
Hour 05: Insulation and electrical (by Ben Franklin) installed within SAMini’s truss cavity.
Hour 03: Trusses (prefabricated at Littfin) erected over SAMini’s wood floor.
Hour 01: The SAMini kit arrives from a local lumber yard (Lamperts) to an indoor workspace (courtesy of Shaw Design Associates and Jepsen Construction Services).
Locus designed SAM as an easy-to-build, Sustainable, Attainable, and Modern home (see WCCO’s Real Estate Round up for 3/30/11). SAM plans currently exist in different sizes, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 , but we recently made our first test run in constructing SAM as a petite, portable office.
SAM + Mini = “SAMini”
Paul, Wynne, and Adam built SAMini’s shell in just under 24 (non-consecutive) hours! Check out how we did it in subsequent postings…