Need Help Building Your Tiny House?

Angelica and her fiance Nic have recently decided to build their own tiny home, they have also decided that by helping someone else build theirs first it would give them an opportunity to prep for the real test, building their own.

Angelica and Nic would like to help someone build their tiny home and are willing to help for FREE. They live in New York City and would be willing to travel a ways to gain the experience. Nic has a lot of experience in carpentry and Angelica was previously an architecture student with experience using heavy duty machinery. They could start as early as this weekend.

If you could use their help please contact them at: with information for them to call you and they will call you back.

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Bob H - March 16, 2011 Reply

What a great idea. Good luck to both parties.

Hillary - March 16, 2011 Reply

If you’re interested in learning about yurt building, we’re putting one up in the next few weeks in Northern California (Shasta County)…?

    Gina Lo preste - May 26, 2011 Reply

    We live in Shasat and are considering putting up a yurt. I wonder if you are going to permit yours and if so how difficult or easy it is in this county? Thanks for the info- I’d also love to know what company you went with for your yurt!

    Donna - November 8, 2012 Reply

    I was interested in the Yurt home also, have you looked into the permit process? Would you be willing to share your information and the location of where you are building I would love to see it if you don’t mind and also if you have found out what the permit requirements are I know that what ever I do I will have to have a 80lb snow load
    Thank you

Bill - March 16, 2011 Reply

This is a great opportunity for those wanting to build their own tiny house. The free labor would make the house build much more quickly and easily than doing it yourself. At the same time, Nic and Angelica would gain a lot of experience for building their own too. With so many people out there wanting to build tiny homes, I hope someone takes advantage of their offer soon.

Jon - March 16, 2011 Reply

How kind and generous is that? Kudos to this Couple!
Im returning to my own project near Boone, NC in a few weeks to put a roof on my 32’x 32′ structure, I would LOVE to have that sort of offer to help! I was trying to do it by myself last summer, I fell off the ladder (well, we both fell) and shattered my leg, Im healing up,and going back this time and am getting it done!! All you do it yourself folks, please be VERY careful on even the smallest ladders, they are killers! (almost in my case anyway)

David - March 16, 2011 Reply

Angelica and Nid, please check your email. I have a project that you can participate in the decision making of the interior fit out and the construction of same, located in Chattanooga, TN. Can also offer you factory/distributor certification in SIPs construction techniques.

Sylvia Brophy - March 16, 2011 Reply

This is how barn raisings used to work. It was a big community cookout and they’d all get the four walls and roof up in one day.
“Many hands make light work.”
I’d love to do this in the Atlanta area if anyone’s insterested. The more practice I get, the better.

Winkingcat - March 16, 2011 Reply

What a great idea! I live near the east coast and want to build a tiny house of my own as well. Unfortunately I won’t be able to build for at least a year, so if you still need the experience a year from now let me know!

Dayle Ann Stratton - March 17, 2011 Reply

Oh, this is exactly what I need. I am an older woman and I want (need) a tiny natural house to live in, but am unable to do the heavy work. I wish I were ready: I have to sell my village house in Vermont and find the land first. Good luck, Angelica and Nic, what good fortune for someone needing help to achieve their dream.

    Doug - May 30, 2011 Reply

    Ms. Stratton,
    I may have a solution for you. I live in Rhode Island and am completing a small home on wheels as a prototype and would talk with you about how to help you in your plan.

Christina Nellemann - March 17, 2011 Reply

What a wonderful idea! They are so cute, too. 🙂

Shalin - March 17, 2011 Reply

Adoreable 🙂 And…if they maintain their sanity building a house – they’re good for the long haul 🙂

Reminds me of kicking myself for not having done Habitat for Humanity or similar before buying my traditional home – that woulda helped me remember all the tools and techniques much better…

ruth - March 19, 2011 Reply

Hi, we live on Long Island & are taking the May workshop in Boston.(My son & I). see Tiny house blog issue #26
the Berkeley Backyard cottage. What do you think? out garage is 12X16. I would love this.

Clara - March 31, 2011 Reply

If you are consider int’l, my family and I are in the process of building a tiny house on our land in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We would love some thinking and helping hands and can guarantee some amazing downtime enjoying the 4 beaches that are 5-10 minutes away.

    Josh - November 28, 2012 Reply

    That is very interesting! I am a contractor and solar installer who would be very interested in helping people with their projects in exchange for room and board while I am helping! It would be a great opportunity to travel and meet people with similar interests. Please feel free to contact me if you are doing a build any may be interested. dont mind my silly email.

Jim - December 19, 2011 Reply

Retired and in need of a house … have land in N. California.

Kristin Germany - October 23, 2013 Reply

Hi, i am looking for some more info and incite about how to get a tiny house built. I am currently excepting my first child and in desperate need of housing. I’ve fell on some hard times and trying to plan for a stable future for my little one. I will be a single parent and initially will be on a tight budget. I am inspired by the idea of the tiny house but obviously need it to be a conducive living arrangement for a child. If anyone could provide, help, guidance or assistance I would greatly appericate it. thank you!!!

Pamela Wilson - April 22, 2017 Reply

I am on disability, and after all of my utilities and bills are paid I am stuck with little to no cash to get things done. I wish that there was someone who could help me get my home finished. I’ve bought a double lofted barn shed to use as a foundation. It is 30 X 12 and has a nice little Porch, I just don’t have the money to finish the project. Because I live on the back of my in-laws property, My husband and I have been living in it as is.I have asthma and the house still needs to be insolate among other things.

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