Do you want to learn all the technical design and construction information you need to build your tiny house on wheels from an experienced teacher in a supportive and fun setting? Then check out PAD Tiny Houses’ upcoming Tiny House Workshop in Portland, Oregon on November 12-13, 2016.
PAD’s workshops are led by tiny house pioneer Dee Williams, who has taught do-it-yourself tiny house builders for almost ten years. Dee has lived in an 84 square foot home for 12 years, and now lives in an even smaller, 56 square foot home. She’s a unique resource on simple, affordable living and on getting creative with what your home “needs” to be.
Information-packed and lively, PAD’s workshops always include a site visit to tour real tiny homes on wheels at the Caravan Tiny House Hotel. Participants can save $25 on registration by signing up early, and save another $25 if they sign up with a friend!
This two-day Tiny House Workshop is comprehensive but entry-level, introducing you to the unique design and building principles that apply to a house on wheels. With a mix of classroom-style learning and a tour of real tiny houses, they address:
Case studies of tiny houses and pocket neighborhoods.
Cultivating home—the place and the people who make community.
Navigating codes, insurance, and regulations.
Tiny house building basics, including how to properly anchor a stick-built structure to a trailer.
Tiny house building science, including moisture control, ventilation, heating and cooling.
Tiny house systems, including electrical, gas and water systems.
PAD has been teaching this workshop for years, fine-tuning it to improve it each time based on participant feedback. PAD’s workshops are a great fit for people who believe that a two-day educational event should not be a snooze-fest, because Dee’s signature humor keeps the technical content digestible. Recent participants call PAD’s workshop, “An unbelievably positive learning experience” and, “An immense amount of information, resources, stories and fun.”