Attend a tiny house workshop


gregwallSo you’ve heard about the small house movement and you’ve even been thinking about moving into your own tiny house in the next couple of years. Perhaps the biggest question you’ve had so far is… HOW?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And here’s some good news…

Jay Shafer over at Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has developed a weekend workshop to show you how to design and build your own tiny house.

Michael and I were lucky enough to attend one of Jay’s workshops last year and enjoyed it thoroughly. Even though we ultimately opted to go the cheaper route of buying a travel trailer, we learned a lot during the workshop that applies to other types of DIY downsizing.

If you’re in any doubt as to where to begin, Jay Shafer’s workshop will get you off to a great start. The Saturday workshop gets down to the nitty gritty about how to build a tiny house from the ground up (including what type of trailer you need if you’re going to build on wheels). Even if you’re hiring a contractor, it’s good to know these things for yourself.

During the Sunday workshop you will have a chance to talk with Jay about designing a small house that meets your own personal needs. Jay has devised some tried and true methods for how he works out a human-centric Tumbleweed Tiny House design and he distills these ideas into this workshop.

Here is the list of 2009 weekend workshops. Click to reserve your spot:

2010 schedule coming soon…

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Kim 02/18/2009 at 7:46 pm

Wow… A DC session!!! How exciting! I wonder if I could afford it…

Simpler Living 02/19/2009 at 3:28 pm

Very cool. I’ll pass this on to friends in Boulder who might be interested.

thistinyhouse 02/21/2009 at 6:59 pm

I think the pricing is quite reasonable for use of a resource like Jay Shafer. He is jovial, easy to talk to, and has a wealth of information. At our workshop he spent one-on-one time with people at breaks to talk about their specific situation.

Adam G Cole 07/17/2010 at 2:55 pm

I have been trying to get on Tiny Houses website forever, I could use any information on pre made tiny houses.

Lynda Lincoln Wilson 11/29/2010 at 1:41 pm

Please send me the 2011 schedule of workshops. Thanks, Lynda

Tiffany Clark 01/10/2011 at 11:34 am

can you p[lease email us the workshops for 2011 thank you so much your site is very very helpful!!!

christy 07/19/2012 at 8:27 am

I would love for yall to have a workshop here in Mississippi……..please try to schedule a workshop for the jackson, ms area. Love these tiny homes and I am ready to build me one ASAP.


Wanda Peterson Tew 08/01/2012 at 8:15 pm

Please let me know of a workshop that is near Valdosta, GA or Lake Park, Ga to be exact.

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