Tips For Building The Amor House

July 3, 2015 by Amor

Several months ago we shared quick tips on how to build the Amor house from slab to roof. Some of you found them very useful so we figured we should re-share them. The following infographics show you how to build the house from slab to roof. For more tips make sure to check the original posts and check your house building manual for detailed instructions. 

Building the Foundation:


Like so much in life, the success or ease of the final project begins with laying a good foundation. With that in mind, here are a few tips or reminders for you when you are pouring your slab. Keeping these tips in mind will make the rest of your house build go more smoothly.

Read on how to get the slab just right:

Framing and Installing the Door: 


When it comes to installing the door, success begins with making sure that you frame the rough opening correctly when building your walls.  See more tips on framing and installing the door here:

Installing Windows:


The current style of windows delivered to most Amor work sites are a ‘flangeless’ style window. Today we’ll explore one of the options for installing this style of window. As with most steps in the Amor house building process, there is more than one way to do this. See the prefer method by Forrest :

Installing the Bailing Wire:


Installing the bailing wire in the house is another step that when done well, makes other steps in the house easier. Bailing wire is used to provide firm backing for the tar paper on the walls. Loose bailing wire makes pockets in the tar paper and makes stuccoing more difficult. Read the tips here

Applying the Tar Paper:


Applying the tar/felt paper to the walls provides the backing for the stucco. Tight paper will make stuccoing much easier. Read More:

Wrapping the House with Chicken Wire:


Chicken wire. Some love it; others hate it. I used to hate chicken wire. No matter what I did it seemed that I alway ended up with bubbles in the wire and that makes it very hard to stucco.

Read More:





Most everyone loves working on the roof! The process of installing the felt paper and rolled roofing are straightforward and explained well in our house building manual.

This blog covers some helpful reminders:

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