Dan Louche Shows How to Use Drills and Drivers (Video)

Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders explains the basics of drills and drivers in the video below. Dan has made a complete series of videos on how to build tiny houses. If you’d like to learn more about building your own tiny house, a nice alternative (or addition) to taking a tiny house workshop are watching Dan’s tiny home building videos. Also be sure to check out Dan’s how-to book and plans.

via Tools – Drills and Drivers – YouTube.

Tiny House on Wheels with an Addition

Photo Credit Timothy/Tiny Home Builders
I wanted to share Timothy’s tiny house design with you today. I got to meet him at the Atlantia, Georgia Tiny Home Builders workshop earlier this year.
He ended up purchasing Dan’s Tinier Living plans and made some adjustments which I think are awesome. And if you ever needed or wanted to it seems like you’d be able to detach and roll the home away.
This works well for so many things because you can live in it, take it on vacation, and even use it as an emergency shelter or “bug out” house in the event of an emergency.

Jay Shafer Tiny House Workshop with a Field Trip

Thought I would inform you that at Jay Shafer’s upcoming workshop in California this August 10-11, 2013, you’ll get to also go on a tour to see a bunch of tiny houses on a field trip the entire group will be taking.
Little things like that are what make certain workshops special to me, in my opinion. So I wanted to be sure you knew you could have this opportunity to see a variety of little homes on trailers while hanging out with Jay and a bunch of other tiny house enthusiasts.
Sign up for the workshop directly through Jay’s Four Lights Tiny House Company here.

Tiny Home Builders – How to Video Series

Dan is making excellent progress on his latest tiny house and how-to video series – a virtual tiny house building workshop. Last step on the exterior of this house was to finish the roof.

“I personally like the look of the metal roof, but I know it’s not for everyone. The problem is that there aren’t many alternatives that are as strong for the high winds that are experienced while moving a house and as lightweight as metal.”

via On to the Interior | Tiny Home Builders.

Backyard Cottage Workshop Next Week

A workshop is coming up in Seattle.

“Would you like to learn more about backyard cottages, meet others thinking about building a backyard cottage and talk to experts in the design and construction of backyard cottages? Microhouse and Ncompass cottage company will be hosting the first of our fall backyard cottage workshops next Wednesday September 19th at 7:00pm at the Community School of West Seattle.”

via backyard cottage blog: backyard cottage workshop next week.

More Guests Lined Up for the Tiny House Building Workshop in MA (Nov 2-4)

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen is packing the house with special guests.

“We already had quite the roster of guest speakers and demonstrators for our upcoming hands-on, Tiny House Building Workshop, but we’ve added even MORE, well, because we’re crazy like that…”

Find out who at Relaxshacks.com: EVEN MORE GUESTS lined up for the Tiny House Building Workshop in MA (Nov 2-4).


The Rockhill – A Tiny Cabin in Vermont

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen reports back with an update on the cabin built at the tiny house building summer camp.

“I was back up at my camp in Vermont last weekend (the site of July’s “Tiny House-Building Summer Camp”) and worked on readying some of the structures we worked on, for the coming winter (just in case I can’t make it back up there anytime soon). As I’ve mentioned, my 10 acres in Vermont has always been my experimenting grounds, and photo subject-matter for my “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” book, but the upkeep on so many structures does get time consuming. Cleaning them, porcupine-proofing them, waterproofing their half-done status, and more- it all adds up! Yes, the porcupines are back at it- eating all of the plywood they can get their hands on (see the side story in my book).”

via Relaxshacks.com: Tiny House/Cabin In Vermont UPDATE “The Rockhill”.

The First Tumbleweed Tiny House at the November 2-4 Relaxshacks.com 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 Relaxshacks.com: A Tiny House Make-Over! Visit THE FIRST TUMBLEWEED TINY HOUSE at our Nov 2-4 Relaxshacks.com Workshop!.


Tiny House Fair June 2013 – Mark Your Calendars!

It’s about 10 months away so mark your calendars now! Yestermorrow will be hosting a tiny house fair!

“Yestermorrow is thrilled to host the first ever Tiny House Fair next spring, June 14-16, 2013. Come to the Tiny House Fair to learn about and celebrate tiny houses!  Join leaders of the tiny house movement, including Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Derek (Deek) Diedricksen of Relaxshacks and more.”

Learn more about the Tiny House Fair.