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.”
“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.”
Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen’s Tiny House Camp workshop featured by Make Magazine in this audio slideshow.
“Many thanks to radio reporter extraordinaire Jon Kalish, for piecing together this very cool audio slideshow for Make Magazine! Some GREAT photos are within, and viewing them, I miss the Tiny House Summer Camp crew already- it was such a great time, so many good people, and we really lucked out with the weather! YES, we will have another tiny house building camp in Vermont next year, and I’m hoping we can get Bill Rockhill and son, of www.bearcreekcarpentry.com (in the Adirondacks), and many new guest speakers on board.”
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).”
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.”
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.”
Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step.
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.”
“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.”