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Day 3 of Tiny House Design-Build: Tiny Tours

Today’s guest post brought to you by Cheryl Gant, a student in this summer’s Tiny House Design-Build class at Yestermorrow. Thanks, Cheryl! Today we went on a tour of tiny/small homes in nearby Montpelier, Plainfield & Cabot, Vermont. The first home … Continue reading

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Day 1: Tiny House Design-Build

Today’s guest post brought to you by Katherine Arathoon, a student in this summer’s Tiny House Design-Build class at Yestermorrow. Thanks, Katherine! It’s Day 1 of the Tiny House Design-Build, and we’re off to a roaring start! Lo, the blank slate … Continue reading

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Hello Again, Tiny House Design-Build

This evening we kicked off the fourth two-week-long Tiny House Design-Build course at Yestermorrow. This is my second time co-teaching the course with Paul Hanke, Patti Garbeck, and Lizabeth Moniz. (And I blogged about last fall’s class in a set … Continue reading

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Almost Ready to Build

You know you’re almost ready to begin building your tiny house when… You’re making lists titled “Tiny House Helpers,” “Truck Errands,” and “Wall Raising Day.” All the nooks and crannies of your current tiny home are filled with components for … Continue reading

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Day 11: Roof Sheathing & Drawing Sets

Day 11 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course was our last building day since presentations will take place all day today. So most of us worked in the Hanger this morning and a handful of us were back there this … Continue reading

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Day 10: A Sprig for the Last Rafter

Most of Day 10 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course was dedicated to building so that we could get the rest of the roof rafters up. However, there were also a group of students who hunkered down in the studio … Continue reading

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Day 9: Rafters, Ridge Beams & Jam Night

Patti started Day 9 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course with a presentation on roof framing. The tiny house on wheels we are building includes dormers in the center of the building, so we are cutting our rafters at two … Continue reading

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Day 5: Two Tiny Tours, Floor Insulation, Installing Subfloor

First thing on the docket for Day 5 of Yestermorrow’s Tiny House Design-Build course was a field trip to Montpelier to see two little houses. (See all the photos in the Day 5 Slideshow.) The first was a tiny house … Continue reading

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Day 3: Interiors, Another Tiny Field Trip, Site Maps & Graph Paper

We started Day 3 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build with my presentation about tiny house interior design considerations with dozens of tiny house photos I’ve collected over the past couple years, including John’s Tiny House Truck, Brittany’s Bayside Bungalow, Chris … Continue reading

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Day 2: Undercarriage, A Tiny Field Trip, Wall Framing

We started out Day 2 of Yestermorrow’s Tiny House Design-Build in the Hanger by painting the trailer and gluing and screwing the pressure treated plywood undercarriage to the floor boxes. The house is large enough that the floor joist system … Continue reading

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