My good friend over at Portland Alternative Dwellings will be teaching a Tiny House workshop that will focus on practical solutions for some of the more challenging little house conundrums:
- Where to place/park your tiny house
- Code enforcement
- Electrical hook-ups
- Waste water
- Drum roll please… toilets!
The workshop will provide detailed information from local experts, and a great opportunity to meet others in the tiny house community. It will be an awesome opportunity to further flesh out the details for your little house, and to sort through some of the hard-knuckle decisions associated with a tiny house. Find out more at her website here
For those of you who don’t know Dee yet, she was one of Jay’s first customers and has started building Tiny Houses for people a while ago. She is also the great author of Go House Go, one of my favorite Tiny House Plan Books, click the image to find out more!
Today I traveled to Raleigh, NC to check out Jay Shaffer’s Tiny House Workshop, which is designed to teach people how to build their own Tiny Home. When I walked into the meeting room, I knew we would have a good number of people, but I didn’t expect to have over 50 people here!
After doing introductions, we jumped into building codes and zoning, talking about several options when it comes to legal issues. The message to drive home here was, it depends. It depends on your local entity, on the person you talk to and their mood. Overall, we discussed many options.
We also had two groups talk about their Tiny Houses that they are actually building, a group down in Charleston and another couple building their own house. This was a really neat aspect to see the houses they were creating, it also gave some great outside viewpoints on the design and building process.
We are now into the actual construction of the house. We talked about trailers, framing, sheeting and many many other details. I will report about tomorrow’s