Tiny House Building Workshop in Vermont

by Kent Griswold on December 9th, 2008. 16 Comments
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Tiny House

Building Workshop

this Weekend!

Basic Carpentry Skills
For Absolute Beginners

As a team of 6, we will build a 10’ x 10’ house with a loft, and a 12/12 roof. 90% of the material will be pre-cut, allowing us to build from foundation to roof ridge cap in two 8 hour days! We will use native softwood locally milled.

10 x 10 Tiny House

Learn By Doing

Floor Framing
Wall Raising
Door – Window Installation
Exterior Sheathing
Interior Sheetrocking

A Tin Roof Will Top It Off

Become One With
• 4 Foot Level • Framing Square • Speed Square
• 25 Foot Tape • Hammer • Chalk Line
• Utility Knife • Chisel • Cats Paw • Bevel Square

December 12 7:00-9:00 PM
December 13-14th  8AM – 4 PM

Tools Provided
Call (802) 933-6103 for Details.
Taught by Peter King, a pretty good carpenter and an excellent teacher.

Download Work Shop Flyer

Peter King Instructor

Peter King Instructor

December 9th, 2008and filed in Tiny House Articles
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16 Comments

16 Responses to “Tiny House Building Workshop in Vermont”

  1. Jeff says:

    I’m very interested in doing this, but I’ve got to say that sometime in late Spring/early Summer would be a lot cooler (that is to say warmer). Any chance he will do this again later?

  2. Kent says:

    I just talked to Peter this afternoon and I believe this is the first of many workshops. How often he will have them I do not know but he really wants to spread the word and teach people how to make these homes. He says the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend, but I’m sure that is “cool” as it is Vermont and it is December.

  3. Chris says:

    Damn, I wish I lived a little closer to Vermont…

    Hey Kent, the next time you talk to Peter, tell him to videotape some of these seminars, then burn ‘em to disk and sell the DVDs over the ‘Net. He’ll reach a lot more people that way than just teaching firsthand. I know I’d buy a copy.

  4. Kent says:

    Hi Chris – I talked to him again today and he has a small group for the workshop and thinks he may even complete the house in one day. The plan is to video tape it also. I will let you know how that goes as he will be contacting me next week after the workshop.

  5. This is wonderful! There are a lot of homeless Veterans in Vermont who could use a house like this, rather than be homeless.

    Instead of homeless shelters, the state should invest in buying forest land and paying you to build tiny homes for people, with even tinier payments paid to the state on an ability to pay basis, rather than a mortgage for homeless people.

    Please consider sending a letter to Governor Douglas!

  6. Jenny says:

    I talked to him on the phone for quite a while — Peter is an amazingly nice guy, and really genuinely wants to teach people basic construction. By the time I got off the phone with him, I had a reading list a page long. I’ll have my winter reading cut out for me by the time I get to take the spring workshop!

  7. David Anderson says:

    Peter is a wonderful guy. I hope to have a workshop on my land in New York State in the late summer or early fall. Hope you all can come and learn from Peter. Would love to hear from anyone interested in small homes

  8. Joe says:

    I would like to work on the next one. Do you know when it will be?? Thx Joe on Keuka Lake, Ny

  9. Joe says:

    Thank you for the reply. Joe

  10. Lawn Ornament says:

    Any update from Peter as to when he may hold his next building seminar? I, too, am extraordinarily interested as I intend to tackle my own project this fall.

    Kent, do you know of anyone specifically conducting any training/building seminars on trailer homes in New England…?

    Thanks!

  11. Irene says:

    I am looking forward to the next upcoming workshop…hope there will be one this summer or fall!
    Irene

  12. Peter will be conducting a workshop this November at our community near Fair Haven.
    The price will be reasonable.
    A few spots remain open.
    Serious commitment is required by Nov.9th.
    Please contact Ani Chimey at :
    equityedu@aol.com

    Be Happy !!

    Dr.O.

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  14. Chuck Sleep says:

    Do you have more photos of your 10 x 10 cabin, including interior? This one looks like it might have 10′ high walls as well? I have been planning to build 10 by 10 by 10 with the same roof pitch and loft. The only difference, I would like as much glass as possible to reduce claustropbobia and enjoy the fantastic river view.

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