This time next week we’ll be in the midst of the November Portland Alternative Dwellings Tiny House Basics Workshop. If you’d like to join in on the tiny house fun, please come to our Tiny House Mixer on Saturday, November 2 from 5:30-7:30pm at Lucky Lab on SE Hawthorne.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dee Williams and Joan Grimm for five of these workshops now and I’m excited to meet a new batch of tiny house enthusiasts. PAD’s Tiny House Basics is a 2-day workshop which covers all the considerations for someone looking to build a tiny home or have one designed and built for them.
In addition to discussing considerations like road legal limits and the house to trailer connection, we also address the invisible structures – the legal, financial, and social systems that accompany the decision to embrace the Little Life. We’ll be talking about fire safety, structural mechanics, moisture management, zoning and building code, and how to create community.
Past workshops have included upwards of 50 people, but this one is going to be a more intimate workshop with around a dozen people, so we should have a good chance to learn about the workshop participants’ tiny dreams. As always, it will be fun to help connect them with inspiration, information, and resources to help them move forward along their tiny house journey.