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    Shop Class Builds Tiny Houses in St Helens


    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


    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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    The Allure of Tiny Homes


    (posted May 2, 2011 – Oregon Home Magazine) What’s fire-engine red, has wheels and is utterly fantasy inducing? No, not a sleek Euro sports car but the Don Vardo, a 7-by-10-foot mobile structure with French doors, a tiny cedar deck, radiant-heat cork floors and hemlock [...]

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    We Have a New Look!


    Reflecting our new approach The people of PAD have made some changes to the company structure and what PAD has to offer to the tiny house community in response to the awesome changes we have seen in the movement toward tiny over the past three [...]

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  • Dream House

    The average American house size is 2,500 square feet, but due to rising energy costs, job uncertainty and the mortgage crisis, a growing number of people are seriously downsizing—in one extreme case, to a house smaller than 100 square feet. Dee Williams shows how its [...]

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    Yes! Magazine

    In 2003, Dee Williams was a classic slacktivist. She says so herself. Yes, she was passionate about social justice and environmental issues, but she spent most of her free time driving back and forth to Lowe’s and Home Depot for materials to remodel her three-bedroom [...]

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