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Ziggy Reports from The Timber Frame Workshop

Things are progressing smoothly for us here in Nacogdoches. We have fairly quickly moved on from layout to cutting the joinery for the Lake Naconiche timber frame pavilion. I personally haven’t spent much time around the more specialized timber framing power tools, and it’s been a sight to see…. and an experience to use them, […]

Report From The Lake Naconiche Timber Frame Pavilion Workshop

Yesterday, the Timber Framers Guild Lake Naconiche Workshop officially began, and we starting chipping away at the layout work for the 32×48 timber frame pavilion. It’s hard to believe in a little over a week, the building we’re looking at on paper should be up in the air… continues…” – Ziggy  

Cob Building Workshop in Kentucky this September

September 5-7, 2014 for a 3 day workshop to learn cob building essentials — we’ll be building a sheltered outdoor bench from the ground up, and an interior wall full of artistic touches in a newly built straw bale home.” – Ziggy Learn more about this workshop…

Drawing up tiny house plans: DIY or hire a pro? Don’t know? Take a workshop

Tiny house advocates will admit that these compact dwellings are deceptively complex. People new to this specialized housing segment might think a smaller house means simpler designs and construction… If you have ever wrestled with remodeling a small kitchen or closet to try to maximize livable space and storage, you will understand what tiny house designer […]

The White Swan Spring Bootcamp

Coming up in just a couple of weeks is the Tiny Texas House’s week long salvage building bootcamp. Scheduled for March 3rd through March 9, 2014. Using material from the Ugly Duckling Bootcamp you will design a home and then build it.” – Kent  

Tiny Texas Houses Salvage Building Bootcamp

Tiny Texas Houses will be hosting a week long salvage building bootcamp from March 3rd – March 9th, 2014… The plan is to build a tiny house design like that of “The Writers Cottage” and “Essay Contest” tiny houses. This house will be a 15′x12′ design with two floors…big enough to live in full time but […]

A Peek at a Past Earthbag Building Workshop at Milkwood Farm

The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm materials and plenty of hands on deck is pretty exciting for a lot of people, including me.” – Milkwood Permaculture See more form this Earthbag Building Workshop at Milkwood […]

Can They Do It? Can a Cob House be Built in One Day!?

This will be one of the most spectacular natural building events in recent history. The cottage will be about 150 square feet, and built with cob, bales, cordwood-cob and salvaged wood. It will be finished with a straw-clay plaster and tamped earthen floor.” – House Alive! Read more about the One Day Cob House workshop. Photo above […]

Tiny House Design Workshop with Lina Menard

Two years ago I downsized from a 2-bedroom bungalow to a tiny house on wheels. A year ago I downsized again to a 12-ft diameter yurt and embarked upon My 200 Things Challenge. These days I live in a 130 square foot tiny house on wheels and I’ve made space-efficient housing both my livelihood and […]

Strawbale Workshop Day 1

This week I am with Andrew Morrison of Strawbale.com in Orangevale, California at a week long straw bale workshop. I will be giving you daily updates of our progress as we learn and progress on this timber frame straw bale barn. Though not tiny this “barn” has a 600 square foot footprint.” – Kent Read […]

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