The Big Idea of Going Tiny
PAD is dedicated to the big idea of going small. Based out of Portland, Oregon, we focus on the Do-It-Yourself crowd – the people who want to design their own home, build the tiny house of their dreams, or create a small, meaningful community. We offer workshops, e-books, e-plans and a variety of consulting packages tailored to fit your unique needs.
Our work centers on tiny portable houses – mindfully constructed; designed to be kind to the planet and strategically integrated into the broader community. We believe positive change really does begin at home, starting with what it is and where it can go.
Your tiny house might be the place that you sleep, and where you live your day-to-day. It might be a writing studio, guest room, and an Annex to expand your existing home in just the right way. Whatever your goals for building a tiny house, PAD can provide you with the information, skills and resources that you need to make your tiny house dreams a big success.
PAD was established in 2009 by Dee Williams and Katy Anderson with a focus on workshops and building tiny houses. Our current focus has evolved with the changing landscape to a design consulting company guided by Dee Williams and Joan Grimm, with consulting support from Master Carpenter Katy Anderson and and a community of experts in home design & construction, housing codes, community-building, and sustainability.
If you are thinking about building tiny, and you want to do it right the first time, attend our workshop or shoot us an email to find out if we can help you!