So, as I mentioned in the last post I had to postpone my March tiny house road trip until April. At first I was bummed out, then I realized I would be traveling south at the same time of Deek Diedricksen and Steve Harrell's Tiny House Workshop in NC, and now I'm so excited because I get to hang out there! Oh, you haven't heard of this North Carolina workshop? Well, let me tell you, it's going to be the biggest tiny house meeting of the minds yet, anywhere. The speakers will knock your socks off. And even though I'm not on the poster, I'll be around too to talk about tiny houses and answer questions about off-grid stuff, design, sustainability, etc.
Here's what Deek says about it on his website:
North Carolina Relaxshacks.com Workshop Announced! SIGN UP DETAILS... HANDS-ON Tiny House Building Workshop with DIY Network Host, Author, Designer, Builder, and Blogger Derek "Deek" Diedricksen. We're talking almost 35-40 hours of contact, building, demos, networking, and MORE! It looks like we'll ALSO have a tiny house on wheels visiting us, courtesy of TENNESSEE TINY HOMES! We're excited to meet builder Joe, and see what he's done! Want to learn how to build a tiny house/cabin? Better yet, want to build one?? Here's your chance, and we're limiting this workshop to only 25 total, so as to keep it intimate. Sign up details are below....
JUST ANNOUNCED- EACH ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE THESE DOOR GIFTS!!!! A $120+ Value! Plans for The Sonoma Shanty Cabin from Kent Griswold!6 months of Kent's Tiny House MagazineLloyd Kahn's AWESOME BOOK "Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter"Tiny House plan sets from COZYHOMEPLANS.comDON VARDO/gypsy wagon plans from Dee Williams and the P.A.D. Crew!Plans for The Darrington Cabin....the one we'll all be buildingand more...... Its $120+ worth of door gifts for just signing up! We'll also be giving away a few copies of my book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" leading up to this event.
April 26th-28th- Tiny House-Building Workshop #4
I never planned on doing many of these, but the first three I did were so much fun and all of them sold out, so I figured, why not do one somewhere warmer?
So North Carolina it is! Wilmington, NC, to be precise...
This workshop will be a team up with Steven Harrell of Tinyhouselistings.com and Tinyhouseswoon.com - a THREE DAY, HANDS-ON, WORKSHOP where we'll collectively build a tiny house! This will be another workshop that will be limited in size, so as to keep it intimate- 25 people or so is the maximum, so if interested, you might not want to wait too long on this. $399 for the three day event. Some food, snacks, coffee, materials, workbooks, and more, are all included. GUEST SPEAKERS/DEMOS from... -Kent Griswold of Tinyhouseblog.com (making the trek from CA)-
Alex Pino (FL)- To Discuss Downsizing Techniques (from TinyHouseTalk.com)-
Laura LaVoie- Tiny House Dweller and Builder 120SquareFeet.com-
Steven Harrell- co/hosting, and the man behind Tinyhouseswoon.com and Tinyhouselistings.comand
JUST ADDED.... Dustin Diedricksen- Environmental Engineer, Small House Dweller, Tiny House Builder.....
Andrew Odom- Builder/Dweller/Blogger- TinyRevolution.us
Ryan Mitchell- Builder and Thetinylife.com and we might STILL have more!~
PLUS.... -Campfire discussions at night -Pizza Party/Cocktail meet n' greet/networking hang-out -Salvage Construction Demonstrations -How to Save THOUSANDS While Building Your Own Tiny House -What NOT to do when building and designing your own tiny home.... -Tricks Of The Trade and Techniques -Tool Safety, Selection, and "Old School Tools" (Tools Deek still uses on off grid jobs) -Designing and tips for space efficiency -Alternative Building Techniques And Approaches -Giveaways These are just some of the things we'll be covering as we all collectively build and design a tiny house/guest house."
Obviously, the networking here alone is worth the price of admission. What you learn in between the building is amazing. I have been to all of Deek's workshops since the beginning, and they are my favorite tiny house workshops! They are super fun, relaxed, informational, and you will make lots of friends. Email Deek (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up, and do it quick because it's almost sold out if not already!
See you in NC!