Deek’s Tennessee Workshop First Day - Tiny House Blog

Deek’s Tennessee Workshop First Day

Deek and group

Here are a few photos of the first day of Deek’s workshop at the Tiny Happy Homes location in Collierville, Tennessee. One of the largest workshops ever with over 50 participants and several structures being set up. We are having nearly perfect weather with the temperatures in the high seventies. Deek officially started the workshop on Friday at noon.

Deek started the day with a safety speech and then separated everyone into small groups working on different projects. From setting up a yurt to a prefab Hummingbird Tiny Spaces house. Building chairs, a tree house, a tiny 4 x 8 structure and much more. We ended the day with a pizza dinner brought in by Joe’s dad and myself from Collierville.

Then we sat around a nice fire and introduced ourselves and visited late into the evening. I’ll let the photos tell the story.


Yurt going up.

Joe and house

Joe of Tiny Happy Homes watching siding being installed on one of his houses.


More siding installed

treehouse wall

Framing a treehouse wall.

tree house wall

Arranging windows in one of the tree house walls.


Deek giving some guidance.


First wall on the Hummingbird prefab unit.


Hummingbird unit an hour later.


Hummingbird unit later in the afternoon

4 x8

4 x 8 structure foundation.


Dustin guiding progress.


The A-frame


A-frame interior


The Tent Campground


Teardrop Trailer from Minnesota

big house

View from the big house.


Steven and a panorama of our work area.


Deek sharing at the end of the day.

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JoeAnna Thompson - April 12, 2014 Reply

I so totally wish I was there learning!

Kari - April 12, 2014 Reply

Now I know what u were working on at the campfire, Kent! Super first day. Loads of learning. Tons of fun. That’s what u get at a Relaxshacks workshop! Be Well, K (yurt grrl)

Mary Bowden - April 12, 2014 Reply

This looks like so much fun! Would love to do one of these some day.

Wendy - April 12, 2014 Reply

Could we see a picture of the finished tree house?

Mary J - April 12, 2014 Reply

looking forward to reading more about this in future emails:)

natalie Brennan - April 13, 2014 Reply

I would so like to join one of these work shops…..tough with an 18 mth old 🙂 More photos please!

Shell - April 13, 2014 Reply

Oh, that did look like fun. Someday, I’d like to attend one. : )

Deek - April 15, 2014 Reply

More photos soon- as well as a video of a taste of the live musical entertainment we had on site! Also, Dustin and I, on our lengthy flights back home last night decided that the next workshop should be in Northern Vermont again- “Tiny House Summer Camp 2”- most likely in August- MORE SOON….

Marilyn McConnell - April 16, 2014 Reply

Deek’s workshop was absolutely fantastic! Networking galore, WONDERFUL people, beautiful natural setting –(Thank you Joe Everson) Camping! Gorgeous fires and musical performances by moonlight!! A truly magical time was had by all. I would do it again in a heartbeat 🙂

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