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  • Curiosity Club Talk by Dee Williams

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    We had a great time Tuesday night at the HAND-EYE SUPPLY in downtown Portland. I personally found numerous items to covet in the shop and even one to buy (a beautiful green mechanical pencil). If you are a maker of things and demand quality tools […]

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  • Dee Williams to speak at Hand-Eye Curiosity Club

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    Dee Williams will be speaking at Hand-Eye Supply, 23 NW 4th Ave. in Portland, on November 27th from 6 to 7.  She’ll be talking about tiny houses and those nutty people who are living in houses smaller than a couple of kiddie-sized blow up pools? […]

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  • Workshop Follow up–Codes and Tiny Houses

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    WHAT CODES APPLY TO A TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS? In our November 10 workshop, we walked through a couple of key distinctions in how city/county codes apply to little houses.  I wanted to recap our discussion with a few suggestions for would-be builders. CONSTRUCTION – […]

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    Tiny House Insurance Update

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    On November 10, PAD hosted a one-day Build it Small workshop in Portland, Oregon. We pulled together a group of experts and nearly 40 students to discuss “sticky-wicket issues” like graywater management, codes and insurance (among other things). It was a great experience and we’re […]

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  • Livin’ Tiny: A Quest for Powder

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    “Ideas are born in peculiar ways. But a ski trip pursuing epic conditions was no accident” A beautifully documented inspired adventure. Worth the 20 minute watch! Where Tiny meets Epic Powder

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    Shop Class Builds Tiny Houses in St Helens

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    I had a chance to meet with a group of high school students today at St. Helens High School in St.Helens, Oregon. For the past few years, their teacher, Joe Mauck, has been teaching students how to frame, sheath, plumb and wire tiny houses — […]

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  • PAD Participates in Build Small Live Large Symposium

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    The 2012 Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit will gather leaders in the development, real estate, building and design sectors from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration, project case studies, and peer-to-peer learning.This one-day housing summit will challenge architects, developers, builders, remodelers, […]

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  • OPB’s Think Out Loud explores Tiny House Living

    How We Live: Tiny Houses This is the beginning of a new series that explores how — and where — people choose to live across the Northwest. We’ll talk about the unique places that people call home: floating homes, boats, vans, pocket neighborhoods and shipping […]

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  • Get Cozy in this 84 square foot cabin

    CNN Money video of Dee William’s home of 84 square feet.  

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    Living Large: a look inside the tiny house movement

    PBS’s Need to Know (Given the state of the current economy, a growing number of Americans with ordinary lives are choosing to scale down — way down. They call themselves the “tiny house” movement. Need to Know visited one of the movement’s proponents, Dee Williams, […]

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