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Small Housing Call to Action

Finding and taking advantage of tiny house workshops is priceless.

Cute Small HouseImagine a small porch with a rocker, a vegetable garden, and neighbors you visit. If you are searching for a more simplistic life then the small house movement is your call to action.

You are not a designer, builder, or contractor. You are someone ready to downsize and declutter your life.

There are numerous reasons why you are choosing to live in a small home and small area. Some of these reasons may be so that you are using a smaller carbon footprint, financial improvement, living off the grid, or returning to a simpler lifestyle.

You are researching and wondering how one of these weekend events could help to facilitate your new lifestyle choice.

There are a few styles – hands on, lecture based or a combination of both.

Either type is good, especially if you have no knowledge of tiny homes or experience with building. Each type brings something important to the table.

With the lecture type, you will learn what tiny houses are, you’ll get to study various designs and floor plans, find out what furniture and appliances are best for smaller places, what types of building materials and tools are needed for construction, plus much more.

There will also be information about building on a trailer or a more permanent foundation.

Building materials used will be compared – salvaged materials versus new building materials.

Solar energy may also be on the agenda. This is great for anyone that would like to live off the grid and/or seriously save energy.

These two-day events help you decide if this lifestyle is what you are looking for, what part of the process is most important to you, and how much you want to do yourself.

Before You Book Your Dates

After studying the various elements of this style of living and realizing this is what you have been searching for, it is now time to begin the hands on learning. You’ll need to decide whether you will build your place on wheels or if it will be a permanent location on a foundation, how large you want the house to be, and what style best suits your needs.

Now it is time to find a hands on workshop.

When searching for a workshop near you, you should keep in mind all the things that are important to you.

Most of them are suitable for a beginner as well as someone that has intermediate building skills.

There are held in many different locations throughout the year.

Most of them are two days, over a weekend.

What Can You Expect To Learn?

Some of what you will learn about:

  • About affordable housing.
  • Foundations.
  • Framing.
  • The use of power tools – their operation and safety issues.
  • Which tools are best for building small houses.
  • And so much more…

Participants of some workshops will take part in actually building a little house. This hands-on experience will give you a little experience with window and door installation, leveling, building outside and inside walls, a little about electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling installations.

You’ll find that some of them have completed and/or partially completed houses on the premises that are used for demonstration purposes.

One of the most valuable things that you will get from participating in one of these events is the ability to speak with the small home builder experts. You get expert assistance, answers to your questions and their expertise

An additional bonus is that you will build a network of tiny house enthusiast that could help you for now and for the future if you stay in contact with them.

Not all workshops offer the same things. You’ll need to make sure that you register for one that will cover most of what you need or want.

Workshops that are put on by small home builders and about building tiny houses is a unique aspect that is highly recommended for anyone starting out.

More on how to build your own tiny home.

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