So… You Want to Build a Tiny House?

So… if you want to learn how to build a tiny house, you should really take a hands-on workshop. Books and videos are great, but when you get your hands dirty and actually build stuff… you’ll learn tons.

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen does some of the best workshops out there. Deek has a couple workshops scheduled right now:

  • California – JOSHUA TREE Tiny House Workshop 2018 – March 23-24-25- 2018
  • Stoughton/Boston, MA Green Building/Tiny House Workshop – Feb 17th/18th

The best part of Deek’s workshops is that it’s all about getting some hands-on experience. You won’t find yourself stuck in a conference room watching powerpoint presentations about tiny houses when you learn with Deek. You’ll find yourself out on a job site building stuff.

Learn more about his upcoming workshops.

The Ovida – Getaway Tiny House in the Woods

Less than two hours north of Boston on I-93 are three tiny houses built by the Millennial Housing Lab – a startup that helps you get out of the city. Each house is unique and serves as rural rental retreat. Want to give tiny house living a try?

Pictured here is The Ovida, which can sleep 4 people. She’s stocked with all the essentials to make your stay comfy and fun. To learn more or reserve a tiny house sleepover visit the Getaway website. You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Learn more about The Ovida « Getaway – Tiny Houses in the Woods


Tiny House Giant Journey Takes to the Highway

The couple of two years [Jenna & Guillaume] set off last week in their newly finished, 132-square-foot Tumbleweed Cypress home from Shelbyville, Ill., where Spesard’s parents Alan and Rebecca Spesard live… They will travel the nation and Canada indefinitely, making upcoming stops in Boston; New York; and Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.” –

Read the story, Former Centerville student hits road with ‘tiny house’. You can learn more on the Tiny House Giant Journey blog. Photos by Nick Graham for the Dayton Daily News.

The First Tumbleweed Tiny House at the November 2-4 Workshop

A new highlight has been added to Deek’s next workshop.

“In addition to all the speakers, the collective building project, the camping, the tiny cabin touring, AND MORE- on Sunday, as the workshop’s third day wraps up, we’ll all head out to visit THE FIRST-BUILT TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE in Boston….which you’ll love. This is the very first one that Jay Shafer built in Iowa, and lived in- what a great little place.”

via A Tiny House Make-Over! Visit THE FIRST TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE at our Nov 2-4 Workshop!.