About Your Instructors
Dee Williams is one of the most experienced tiny house educators in the world. She’s been teaching DIY tiny house builders to build their own homes since 2008, back when most people had never even heard of them. She built her first tiny house in 2004, has built custom houses for others, and now educates and speaks on her own story and the tiny house movement all over the world. Her signature wit, heart and candor make the workshop’s technical content easily digestible, and she encourages participants to discover and design for their own unique needs.
Dee is regularly joined by friends and partners who can offer their own expertise, including:
- PAD co-owner Joan Grimm, who has hosted a tiny house in her homemade pocket community since 2013.
- Shelter Wise tiny house designer and builder Derin Williams, one of the first custom tiny house builders in America.
- Rob from Iron Eagle Trailers, who brings along a PAD Series Tiny House Trailer built specifically for tiny houses on wheels.
Dee Williams demonstrating how a well-built tiny house survives a highway journey
Where and When
The workshop is on October 21st-22nd, 2017. We will start each day at 9:00 am and end by 5:00 pm. The workshop will be held at the Historic Kenton Firehouse at 805 N Brandon Ave, Portland, Oregon 97217.
Spend the Weekend in a Tiny House!
For an extra special weekend of tiny house immersion, stay for the weekend in one of the houses at the famous Caravan Tiny House Hotel! It’s super valuable to have first-hand experience in a little house when designing or deciding what’s right for you, and really enhances the workshop experience. It’s also conveniently located to the workshop, just a 10-15 minute drive away. PAD holds a block of tiny houses at Caravan for our weekend workshops, so they will appear reserved online, but just contact Caravan directly and say you’re with the PAD workshop to find out what’s available and make your reservation.
Get Workshop Bonuses!
You will receive a digital download of Go House Go INSTANTLY, and during the workshop you’ll get many, many other resources you need to build your tiny house to fit you like glove. One lucky participant will win a free set of PAD plans of their choice! And ALL participants will receive a discount code good for 30% off of PAD’s Sweet Pea Tiny House Plans or Shelter Wise’s Miter Box Tiny House Plans.
What Are PAD Workshops Like?
Learn more about our workshops with these blog posts:
- “How to Visit a Tiny House: Why a Guided Tour of a Tiny House is a Vital Part of Every PAD Tiny House Workshop”
- “What’s the ‘Value’ of a Tiny House Workshop?”
Our participants overwhelmingly agree they’d recommend our workshop to a friend, but here’s what they have to say in their own words: