PAD Tiny House Workshop in February


PAD Building Workshop

PAD workshops address trailer connections and more!

PAD Tiny House Design Workshop
February 23 & 24, 2013 (9am-4:30pm)
Historic Kenton Firehouse

Are you dreaming of building your own tiny house on wheels but don’t know where to start?  Are you wondering what other people are doing and how to avoid common pitfalls?

If so, join Dee Williams of Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) for a two-day workshop packed with information about how to securely anchor a stick-built structure to a trailer, control moisture, and properly ventilate your tiny house. We’ll discuss electrical, gas, and water system design options, finding a place to park, and how to cultivate a place to call “home.”

You’ll also get a chance to tour POD49, a pocket community that includes a tiny house.

Cost is: $325 for 2 Day event/$175 for 1 Day. Deadline to register is Feb. 9, 2013. Space is limited.

To find out more and to register, visit the PAD Tiny Houses website. 

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2 Responses to PAD Tiny House Workshop in February

  1. coffeewitholiver says:

    Sadly, this great-sounding workshop is waaay out of my price range. My income puts me at poverty level. I don’t say this to get pity, as I don’t need it, but to put out there in the blogosphere that there are many, many people who simply can’t afford help.

    One of the many reasons my home is for what is apparently “too cheap and probably poorly built”, according to other blog readers.

    I’d love to attend a workshop sometime, in which I can help out in showing others that anyone can do this, even people like me – an upper-40s, short and not too strong single woman doing it alone. Maybe a cooperative workshop – not based on money so much as showing each other skills, ideas and just giving support.

    For what it’s worth. :)

    • Little Life says:

      Hi Parker,

      Thanks for putting this out there in the blogosphere! You’re definitely not alone! When I took my first tiny house class from Dee I was able to afford the registration because I was working full time. As a student my finances are much tighter! I do think the workshops are a great investment because I learned enough in the workshop to avoid costly mistakes down the road. However, they are an investment. I like your idea of a skill-swapping workshop. I hope to be able to coordinate something like this in the future. Let me know if you’d like to discuss it!


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