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Learning from a Failed Tiny House: Moisture, Mold, and Rot with Chris Murphy
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Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast
Learning from a Failed Tiny House: Moisture, Mold, and Rot with Chris Murphy
Feb 26, 2021 Episode 151
Ethan Waldman

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare to discover a small patch of mold, and then learn that their floor, subfloor, and insulation have all become a soft, rotten waste. But that’s exactly what happened to my guest today, Chris Murphy. Chris and his wife Bri had to move out of their tiny house unexpectedly when it was discovered that there was a terrible moisture issue in both the floor and walls. In this interview, Chris tells his story so we can all learn from the critical mistakes that were made in Chris and Bri’s tiny home.

Full Show Notes and Images: https://www.thetinyhouse.net/151

In This Episode:

  • From tiny house dweller to houseguest in 3 days
  • How Chris's subfloor was built and how it should have been built
  • Ask which spray foam your builder is using
  • The builder's response
  • How do you even fix a mold-ridden subfloor?
  • Vapor barriers and insulation to get rid of extra water
  • Why you should engage with others in the tiny house movement
  • Where do you park in a town where tiny houses are illegal?

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