Excuse the fisheye--I haven't run these pics through my editing program yet. I'm SO happy to have everything sealed up! The far wall in the second pic will stay open until all the plumbing is done, and all the wiring is run from the external and internal water storage tanks and pumps.
Tips from here? Measure, once again.... there are a few things I'd do differently in the initial construction to make the cladding and finishing process easier, but they're only things one would know once reaching this point, unless one had done it before. I couldn't be happier with my bay window area--that alone adds space for two more people comfortably, much more light, and much more storage. Not having to live in a box makes me smile every time I go sit there! One thing I would also do differently is to have the floor plan and interior design solid before starting the construction. I've made SO many changes and adjustments--I would've saved myself a LOT of time by spending more time planning and researching and going to the home shows I'm just going to now. I may have also saved myself some by reading blogs and looking at the pics of the people who've done it before me, but realistically, I know I wouldn't have done that anyway. I also had NO idea how many people had done this, and thought it was a relatively novel idea, until people heard about what I was doing and started sending me links! I admit I was sad that I was part of a trend, rather than a pioneer, but I have accepted my place in this world. :)
Next? Install the door, seal up the windows, install the trim, then take the trailer off its blocks and bring it back to the weigh station to see where I'm at! And then? I MOVE IN! My season is soon starting, and I want to be moved in and comfortable before my 100-hour work weeks start again!