5 Day Tiny House Hands-On Workshop

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Ready to Change YOUR World? You do not want to miss this!

This is a one-of-a-kind, never before, FIVE DAY, HANDS-ON tiny house workshop! Join us and spend the week with a power-house of tiny house personalities: the renowned tiny house guru Jay Shafer, tiny-houser B.A. Norrgard, and construction professional Daniel Bell at The Sanctuary Minnesota, a scenic, wooded 80 acre facility.

Get your day started with an on-site yoga class & a continental breakfast.

During the day we will break into groups and rotate between swinging hammers and classroom time. We will frame one of Jay’s tiny house designs, and have classroom presentations covering a comprehensive list of tiny house and tiny living topics. B.A. is doing another tiny house road trip and bringing her Gifford house with her for you to tour!

In the evenings we’ll sit around a fire pit outside and have tiny house chat – bring your acoustical instruments and your tiny house community dreams!

    • July 1-5, 2015
    • The Sanctuary Minnesota – Ogilvie, MN

Cost:
$1200
Early bird discount: $1,000 if paid by May 1st, 2015

Click here for all the details!

Tiny Floating Homes – Salty

Salty is a stout 1998 65′ steel expedition style cutter sailboat designed by Bruce Roberts and home to a family of five.

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A 65′ sailboat is not so tiny compared to most liveaboard boats out there (and actually quite massive compared to my 42′ sailboat) but this floating home has all the space you could ever dream of to raise three young children while traveling to far off places from the comfort of your own home.

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Zero Energy Modular Concept Small Home

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Don Harmon contacted me after our last small home post. He said that he worked with a company that is specializing in small home designs. Though these are still concepts he plans to follow up shortly with updates on houses with photos that will be built using these plans.

Again this is not a “tiny house” but a small home that fits the needs of those who are unable to live in the extreme tiny home. Continue reading

How-To Create A Collapsible Countertop

Living in a tiny house is all about the exchange of space. You give a little. You get a little. However, one of the biggest sacrifices is found in the kitchen. There is never enough counter space in a tiny house kitchen. Whether it is at breakfast time or preparing a snack or even just drying dishes counter top space is important. Who wouldn’t want an extra 24″ – 48″ of working room?

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I invite you to watch and enjoy the following short video that shows the ease in building and expanding your working space in the tiny house kitchen while also giving storing ideas. Not only is this collapsible counter top easy to use but it is also easy to hide. To watch just hover over the video image and click on the red, centrally located, standard YouTube play button to view.

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By Andrew M. Odom for the [Tiny House Blog]

Youth-Built Tiny House for Seattle’s Homeless

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Photo Credit: Alec Gardner

The Green House: A Sustainable, Youth-Built Tiny House for Seattle’s Homeless

At the foot of a hillside dotted with blue-tarped tents and amidst some salmon-pink “sleeping structures” proudly stands one tiny house, glinting green from its street-sign siding at Seattle’s Nickelsville Homeless Community. It’s the only insulated structure at the camp, but that’s not its defining feature; this little house was built by a group of high school students through non-profit carpentry program Sawhorse Revolution in Seattle, WA. Continue reading