Straw Bale Workshop Report

Ziggy reports on a successful straw bale workshop.

“We just finished our awesome 10 days of the first The Year of Mud Straw Bale Workshop — what a blast. It was yet another great batch of students, and we had ample opportunity to get lots of progress made, and learn all the ins and outs to working with bales.”

Read more about this Straw Bale Workshop.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop – Day Two

Ryan shares his experience at the second day of a Tumbleweed tiny house workshop. We reported on Day One here.

“Jay spoke about subtractive design, which is a process of design where you remove elements to refine a design without detracting from the design at the same time.  The balance between removing elements and simplifying the design while still maintaining the core functions and needs that a home provides are inspired by a list in Christopher Alexander’s book, A Pattern Language.”

Read about it at The Tiny Life » Day Two – Tiny House Workshop.

Tiny House Building Workshop Announced

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen is doing another workshop!

“YES, we’re having a THIRD “Tiny House/Building Workshop”, this time in Massachusetts, 10 miles outside Boston- with possible camping options available, AND your chance to stay in a few of my own micro cabins and shelters- ones that have been featured in the NY Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Apartment Therapy, The UK Daily News, Seattle Times, and beyond….. NOV 2nd to the 4th. Fri-Sat- about 25+ total hours of classroom, touring, networking, and building time. -Yes, we’ll have coffee on hand! -A pizza party, MANY guest speakers, and more- its all explained below… Rain or Shine….”

via Tiny House Building Workshop #3 OFFICIALLY announced/details…..

Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop – Day One

Ryan reports on his experience at a Tumbleweed tiny house workshop.

“Today I traveled to Raleigh, NC to check out Jay Shaffer’s Tiny House Workshop, which is designed to teach people how to build their own Tiny Home.  When I walked into the meeting room, I knew we would have a good number of people, but I didn’t expect to have over 50 people here!” – Ryan

via The Tiny Life , Archive » Day One – Tiny House Workshop.

Tiny House Summer Camp – Full Report

Deek’s full report on the Tiny House Summer Camp (workshop) is now up at Tiny House Blog.

“I might also add that this SOLD OUT workshop was an unbelievable amount of fun, and we worked on not one, but TWO tiny houses/cabins in the woods, where all involved got to not only help with building these structures, but helped DESIGN them.”

Read the full story at “Tiny House Summer Camp”.

Tiny House Summer Building Camp Photos

Deek has begun posting photos and news of the summer camp workshop he hosted in Vermont. Looks like they all had a very productive time.

“Well, since I’m somewhat caught up on rest from five days in the backwoods of Vermont, and with four of those days being our “Tiny House Summer Camp”, I thought I’d share some photos with you.”

See more at Tiny House Summer Building Camp Photos- Part 1.

Ziggy’s Timber Framing Workshop

Ziggy reports to Lloyd on the recent timber frame workshop.

“Our recent Timber Framing Workshop went amazingly well and was a huge blast. The students had a fantastic time. We got an incredible amount of work done on our new timber frame home, especially considering we used hand tools exclusively, and most participants had little or no prior experience.”

via Lloyd’s Blog: Ziggy’s Timber Framing Workshop.

Cordwood Tiny House Workshop

The folks at Slapdash Farm will be hosting a tiny cordwood house building workshop in Elgin, Texas between October 25-30, 2010. Cordwood houses are literally built by stacking log rounds like bricks to form the walls.

Cord Wood Tiny House Workshop