Workshops and Events


The Build Small Lecture Series

April – June, 2016 | Portland, Oregon

Learn how to create a home that works for your life and your budget. In four sessions, expert speakers will demystify the most popular types of small homes, tell you how to design, build and finance them, and explain the legal, zoning and code requirements you need to know. Network with experts and like-minded friends, get practical information that applies to you, and discover the resources that will take you forward!

Lecture Dates on Wednesday Evenings:

  • What Type of Small Is For You? on April 6
  • Intro to Tiny Houses on Wheels on May 11
  • Building an ADU on Your Property on May 25
  • Creating Community with Small Housing on June 8

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PAD Tiny House Workshop Dee Williams November

Tiny House Basics Workshop

November 12th and 13th, 2016 | Portland, Oregon

Our Tiny House Basics Workshop is comprehensive but entry-level, introducing you to the unique design and building principles that apply to a tiny home. This workshop includes a tour of a tiny house and pocket community, and classroom-style learning, including:

  • Case studies of tiny houses and pocket neighborhoods
  • Cultivating home and community
  • Navigating codes, insurance, and regulations
  • Tiny house building necessities like securing your house to your trailer, controlling moisture, and designing for ventilation, heating, and cooling
  • Tiny house systems, including electrical, gas, and water

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