Our Indian Summer continues and I'm holding my breath a little because October usually means torrential rains. We're in a race to if our exterior will be finished before the first big storm comes that finally turns summer into fall.
Last week the insulation was delivered - 6 weeks after we moved in. This was only slightly late and right away they started installing it. Early on in the demolition we discovered that the insulation would have to be redone completely both in the roof and the walls. Since our house is tiny, we decided to take the bad news as an opportunity and insulate from the outside using cork insulation - all natural, renewable and no toxic fumes. The only downside is that it's almost 5 inches thick. Which would have made it a no-go if we had to put it on the inside. As it turns out, by ripping out the old insulation and wall board we gained a lot of space inside by just plastering the walls.
Lesson learned though - no interior insulation (except in the floors) means lousy acoustics. Our tiny house echoes with noisy kids. I'm shopping for rugs and other soft furnishing to eat some of the noise.
Once they finish glueing the cork to the existing walls, they will put a wire frame - I imagine it like chicken wire - then plaster stucco on top. The roof insulation is made of wood fiber and looks like the usual pink wooly insulation except that its wood colored.