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, too… continues…” – Ziggy

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 are up against” – OregonLive.com.

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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 small enough to get around building code in urban areas.” – Tiny Texas Houses

Read more about the Tiny Texas Houses “White Swan” Spring Salvage Building Bootcamp in Luling, Texas

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 from a past House Alive! workshop. Photo below is the Jelly Bean, a micro cob house.

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 my lifestyle…

Now I’m excited to offer a 1-day Tiny House Design Workshop to help people new to design capture their tiny homes and a Decluttering Workshop series to share the tips and tricks that have helped me in my right-sizing journey.” – Lina

Continue reading to learn more about Lina’s workshop…