Workshops and Events


Small is Beautiful Portland Premiere

May 7th, 2015, 7:00 pm | Portland, Oregon

This beautifully-shot documentary follows four individuals as they build their own tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage-free lifestyle. A number of familiar faces from Portland’s tiny house community are featured throughout the film. This great movie event screens at the Laurelhurst Theater, and includes a Q and A with Dee, Small is Beautiful director Jeremy Beasley, and other tiny house experts. Tickets are limited, so act fast! You can also visit Small is Beautiful online to look for screenings in your area or download it on iTunes or Vimeo.


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Everyday Magic E-Course

May 4th-June 9th, 2015 | Online
This e-course isn’t about tiny houses, but it IS about using photography as a way to deeply engage with the world around you and being intentional with your life in a way that interests a lot of tiny house fans. It’s taught by Tammy Strobel, who has lived in a tiny house for years (and wrote a whole book about it!). She’s like PAD family, and we’re confident that this course will give you a great technical foundation for photography, and help you carve out a little space for reflection and gratitude in a busy world.

Tammy says: “In my early twenties, I was in such a rush that I didn’t notice everyday magic, like the changing of seasons, the incredible colors at sunset… I reasoned that taking photos would help me slow down and notice the world around me. Taking photos, daily, helped me do both.”

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Tiny House Basics Workshop

November 7th and 8th, 2015 | 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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