The framing of the roof was the most challenging tiny home construction exercise to date; this was due primarily to the unique geometry around cutting and the need to be elevated during installation. Our friend, Ian, spent an entire day with us installing and troubleshooting the roof framing. Kadim had done all of the cutting of the rafters the day before.
While we did have scaffolding, a fork lift, and ladders available to us, the process of installation was considerably ad hoc, and we finally developed confidence and the best installation methods by the time we reached the final roof rafter.
The roof installation at the loft end was reasonably smooth, due to the fixed, elevated surface that could allow the roof connections to be easily accessed and managed. The floor surfaces had not yet been installed in the other parts of the tiny home, so coordinating ladders and tools was one of the largest parts of the roof installation effort, not to mention elevating each 2"x6"x10' roof timber.
Before the installation of the rafters, the walls were considerably insecure; one good push and pull would have the entire house swaying. However, once the rafters were installed, the entire skeleton became much more rigid, and we expect that the exterior and interior sheathing will give it full rigidity and structural soundness.