Tiny House Basics Workshop on October 21-22, 2017

$350.00 $325.00

Most do-it-yourself tiny house builders say that taking an educational workshop is the single best investment they made when they learned to build a tiny house. Learn to build your tiny house safely, affordably, and wisely from Dee Williams, who has taught thousands to construct their home with their own two hands. Our workshop is located in Portland, Oregon, the tiny house capital of America, and you’ll learn all about:

  • Tiny house construction basics, including how to properly anchor a stick-built structure to a trailer.
  • Tiny house building science, including moisture control, ventilation, heating, and cooling.
  • Tiny house systems, including electrical, gas, and water systems.
  • Codes, insurance, and regulations.
  • Parking options and pocket communities – how to create the place you’ll call home.
  • And get a guided tour of the Caravan Tiny House Hotel to see multiple tiny houses in person.

Whether you’ve never swung a hammer or you’re a conventional construction professional who wants to learn the unique requirements of building small and on wheels, this workshop is for you! Leave confident and empowered, understanding all the options for your design, how you’ll connect with the resources you’ll need to get the job done, and knowing that your dream is possible!

Register Early and Save!

Discounted early bird pricing is in effect until September 22nd, 2017, and pairs who register together can save an additional $25 per person! To save with buddy pricing, add two registrations to your shopping cart, then enter coupon code: 50offbuddytix  Both offers expire and regular pricing of $350 per person begins on September 23rd, 2017



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 to build a tiny house that will make it down the highway intact:

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:

Our participants overwhelmingly agree they’d recommend our workshop to a friend, but here’s what they have to say in their own words:

Just the right balance of enthusiastic support; pragmatic advice about very real issues like zoning, codes and how to construct a safe and sound house; and a wellspring of experience and expertise, all very helpful for planning, building and living long-term in a tiny house.
Kate Goodnight
We are exploring tiny houses, and whether we choose to build one or not, we believe this workshop was a wise investment!
Amelia and Josh
Unbelievably positive learning experience. Participants came from around the world and I had the opportunity to learn about their lives as well as the experience and brilliance of all the presenters.
Lorraine McKenzie
By the time the day was over, I had learned about the tools I would need, gained a better understanding of the process, understood what it feels like to work on a project like this, and learned about some of the challenges and methods of dealing with them.
I thought I would be bored because I felt I had a lot of building experience, but the stories shared and knowledge of the various topics were fantastic!
Lori Emunson


Tiny House Basics Workshop on October 21-22, 2017

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