April 5-6, 2014, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm
Join us for the first of our Tiny House Classes, a joint venture between Tiny House Blog, Northwest Woodworking Studio, and the Reclaimed Wood Blog. Presented at The Northwest Woodworking Studio, 1002 SE 8th Ave, Portland Oregon.
In this two day workshop you will learn from Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski about furniture design and building techniques as we build The Brilliant Chair.
The skills you learn in this workshop are ones you can take home to use on furniture, woodworking, and Tiny House projects.
- Hand tool use for accurate measuring and marking
- Sawing with chop saws, saber saws, and band saws
- Hand plane techniques for cleaning up lumber, texturing, and prepping surfaces
- Assembly techniques
- Using portable drills and screws
- Wood finishing
This is a great project that you’ll love building and using.
Also included in the two day class tuition are these added values:
Salvage Works of North Portland will also give a short demonstration on how to pick the correct materials using reclaimed lumber.
EB Tools is supplying two of their new KwickGripper nail pulling tools for a drawing. They will also offer 20% off coupons for those who do not win the tool to purchase one from their website. TheKwickGripper is a $30 value.
CeCe of CeCe Caldwell Paints has agreed to come in and talk about her great paints with the class. She is also providing every student with a free quart of paint of the color of their choice.
Plans for The Brilliant Chair come as part of the class from The Northwest Woodworking Studio.
Finally as a bonus you will receive a six month subscription to the Tiny House Magazine in PDF format.
To learn more and sign up click here.
Only twelve spaces available so sign up right away. Go to www.NorthwestWoodworking.com to enroll.
We believe tiny house workshops should be like tiny houses: small, intimate, and designed to your individual needs. That’s why a couple of the professionals involved in building houses at Boneyard Studios put together a tiny house design workshop for the DIYer who wants more technical information and planning materials for their tiny house build. Our first workshop this past fall was a success and a lot of fun to put on, so we are redoing it again this Spring at Howard University. Find out more details about the workshop and watch a video from our past workshop. Check out our photos and materials from the past workshop below and see why I, Lee, was motivated to help design a workshop with these professionals after my experience building a tiny house.
Throughout my tiny house project, I have realized how much building requires project planning, understanding major decision points in the process, and a knowledge of building code and materials. I didn’t fully understand how one decision impacted another or what building decisions and techniques were unique to tiny houses. I had naively bought into some of the promotional materials in the tiny house world that claim you can build a tiny house with just 14 tools or that make it seem like building a tiny house is simpler and easier just because it’s smaller than a regular house. Our experience has been the opposite: a tiny house actually requires more planning, and a pretty thorough knowledge of building science, health and safety, and codes (International Building Code, RV code (ANSI/RVIA), and city code and zoning) in order to build a structure that is safe, durable, and is an efficient use of space. Come learn with us again this spring!
March 29-30, 2014 in Washington, DC
Location: Howard University
(two blocks from the metro, one mile from downtown and one mile from Boneyard Studios tiny house community)
We believe tiny house workshops should be like tiny houses: small, intimate, and designed to your individual needs.
Join us this spring to gain the technical knowledge and the planning tools to start designing and building your small house project!
*Workshop limited to 30 participants to allow one-on-one time with architect and builder.
Build a Yurt Workshop
Local Living Ventures group in Canton, New York
The group has brought me in to teach a 3-day workshop where we will install a 20′ yurt for the members of the group whilst concurrently building a 10′ yurt from scratch to encourage students to build their own. Yurt building, camping, food, art projects, and long term off-grid living discussion will all be present for this weekend of camaraderie!
Come help make this thing happen! You will learn about the history, uses and realistic expectations for yurt living, and “how-to” build one yourself!
There are lots of projects that need helping hands – planning, building, decorating (beautiful arts project for Mongolian designs!) and much more.
Join us to create beautiful, sustainable, and move-able housing we can all love!
A full weekend of camaraderie, Date To Be Announced. It will be late in May
Construction Supervisor is master yurt builder Steve Reed of Surely Yurts
- Two levels of participation:
- Camping on site, meals provided: Amount to be determined
- Day Tripper rate: Amount to be determined
Please indicate your particular skill level with construction, arts, etc. (all levels welcome!) and your dietary and camping preferences.
Go to this link to register and scroll down.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has a long lineup of workshops that they are offering around the country in 2014. In the workshops you will learn the essentials of what’s needed to begin your tiny housebuilding journey. This includes the tools required and also majorly-important things like learning how to attach your tiny house to the trailer.
You’ll be provided with comprehensive, detailed information on tiny homes (from A to Z) that you can’t learn anywhere else—and you’ll get to meet many other like-minded people in a fun and engaging setting. Tumbleweed has taught 1000′s of people and have used their questions and feedback to make this two day event answer hundreds of questions you didn’t even know you have.
For five of the workshops Tumbleweed is offering a 25% discount on the admission price…
Here is a list of the workshops and links to signup for each. Each of them carries a 25% discount until tomorrow so you need to act fast. (January 28, 2014). If you are reading this after that time, Tumbleweed will be offering other workshops close to you in the United States and Canada.
- Orlando Workshop: February 8-9, 2014
- Las Vegas Workshop: February 22-23, 2014
- Denver Workshop: March 1-2, 2014
- Raleigh Workshop: March 8-9, 2014
- New York Workshop: March 22-23, 2014
Photo: Tiny House Giant Journey