Tiny House Workshops

tiny house workshops

• ORLANDO 2016 WORKSHOP GRADUATES •

“Best workshop ever!!!” -Janie Junker

IS THIS YOU?

-I don’t want to be that person that says “How hard can it be?” and then becomes the cautionary tale on Facebook tiny house groups

-I’ve never built anything before and don’t know if I am totally insane for even considering building my own tiny house

-Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems scare the heck out of me

-I don’t know if it’s possible to live in a tiny house with my kids or significant other without us all wanting to kill each other

-I want to build it right and safely not just for myself but for those I’ll be sharing the road with when I’m towing

-I want to build my own tiny house to save money but also want to make sure I know how to avoid making costly mistakes during the build

-I believe I can build my own tiny house but I sure could use just a little more reassurance and support

PHOTO 2WHY TAKE ONE OF OUR TINY HOUSE WORKSHOPS?

No matter what stage you’re in in your tiny house quest, we can help! Andrew has over 20 years of professional construction experience and in that time has done everything from designing and building the uber popular hOMe tiny house, to giving a TEDx presentation, to being flown to Brazil to give a talk about tiny houses to the country’s finance minister, to building million dollar homes as a General Contractor, to creating “The Straw Bale Village” eco-community, and more. He may just be one of the world’s most interesting men! 😉

He has a lot of experience with building and zoning departments and in fact wrote (and got approval for) the new Tiny House Appendix which will go into the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)! You can read more about that process, the ICC hearings, and the incredible implications here and here. He is also the ruggedly handsome face on “The How To Guide To Building A Tiny House” step-by-step video series (OK, as his wife I may be a bit biased). 

His greatest passion though is teaching others how to build their own dream homes. Since 2006, Andrew has personally taught over 2,500 participants at his workshops. When it comes to group instructional settings, he is a master. Through his kindness, sense of humor, patience, and expertise in teaching complex concepts in easy to understand terms, his workshops are a mega hit amongst his graduates.

Together with his wife, two teenage kids, 2 dogs and 1 cat, he works and lives on his hOMe tiny house compound full time and understands the joys and challenges of living tiny. On 5 acres, they live debt free, off the grid, and truly feel they are living their dream lives. He loves sharing everything that he has learned in the process and looks forward to teaching you everything he knows.

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• DENVER 2016 WORKSHOP GRADUATES •

Andrew has such a genuine way about him that makes everyone immediately feel both comfortable and part of a team. If you have the opportunity to attend of of his events, you must go! It will be both time and money well spent. You’ll grow and learn in ways that you hadn’t anticipated. -BA Norrgard (BedOverMyHead.com)

WHAT DO I GET WITH MY TUITION?

• DIGITAL PLANS PACKAGEBONUSES-6 ($249 Value)

• “HOW TO GUIDE TO BUILDING A TINY HOUSE” INSTANT DOWNLOAD VIDEO SERIES ($39.99 Value)

• “HOW TO BE YOUR OWN CONTRACTOR” INSTANT DOWNLOAD VIDEO SERIES ($34.99 Value)

• PRINTED BOOKLET 50+ PAGES WITH PHOTOS AND SPACE FOR YOU TO TAKE NOTES WHILE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH THE PRESENTATION (distributed at the workshop)

• TOP NOTCH INSTRUCTION FROM ANDREW (Priceless)

We want you to succeed in your tiny house build so we joyously gift each workshop registrant with over $300 in free bonuses (which are all available immediately after you sign up). These are all resources that we have personally crafted over the span of many years and that we feel are the best learning tools for a successful and safe tiny house build.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Total tuition cost is $399 which includes the $300+ in free bonuses. If you sign up 4 weeks or more before the start date you get $100 off with our Early Bird Discount, lowering your total tuition cost to $299. If 2 or more of you sign up, you each receive $50 off too (no matter when you sign up). We can offer discounted room rates for participants as well. Often these blocked room rates do run out of space so it behooves you to sign up early if you want to stay on site with us.

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• SAN FRANCISCO 2016 WORKSHOP•

I now feel like building it myself is really a feasible idea. I left the workshop feeling so encouraged and so much better informed. -Shannon Walker

For more information and to sign up:

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WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The days are packed full of detailed information. We will discuss construction aspects such as trailer selection, framing, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing, cabinets, floorsappliances, roofing, finish work, working with contractors and/or subcontractors, and more. We will also discuss the details outside of your home that will impact your project such as zoning, codes, and where to park your tiny house.

Beyond talking construction, we will also discuss the myriad of details that impact your project from a stress management angle. Far too often overlooked in construction classes, time and stress management are vital to the overall success of your project. Andrew has worked with thousands of people over the years not only as a teacher and consultant, but also as a personal coach. In each of our workshops we will spend time in a fun and meaningful environment learning simple yet effective tools for coping with the stresses that will no doubt come as you build.

Our goal is to prepare you with a totally rounded educational experience so that when it comes time for your build, you are confident that you can handle anything that comes up, whether it’s from a construction or stress management angle.

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• PHILLY 2016 WORKSHOP GRADUATES •

Andrew is always prepared and extremely knowledgeable on all of the topics covered. He has a very personable style and invites any and all questions and gives each adequate time and attention when answering. His sense of fun and humor make any interaction with Andrew a joy!  -Susan Assel 

FAQs

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON SIGNING UP AT THE SAME TIME?

We do! Come with your loved ones and receive discounts. When two or more people sign up at the same time, receive $50 off each participant. So, if two of you sign up, you will receive $100 off your tuitions. The price adjustment is made automatically in the shopping cart when you select how many tickets you want.

WHAT ARE THE CLASS HOURS, LOCATION, AND VENUE?

Andrew Morrison teaching tiny house workshopEach Friday evening before the workshop we have an open social from 7-9pm. Anyone in the community is welcome to join us, ask questions, get to know others, and join in the merriment. If you are interested in attending the open social but aren’t signed up for the workshop, please email gabriella at tinyhousebuild dot com so that we can share our location with you. Our workshops begin on Saturday and Sunday at 9am and go until 6pm. There is an hour long lunch each day as well as shorter stretching breaks. Our venues vary from city to city but are typically in a hotel in which we are able to offer discounted room rates for those wanting to stay on site. We keep our venue location private but as soon as you sign up we will send you an email with all of the welcome information.

DOES ANDREW KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TINY HOUSE CODES, ZONING, AND PARKING ISSUES?

Yes, yes, and yes. Quite a bit on all fronts actually. Andrew is a bit of a code “nerd” and has had his fair share of first hand experience with building and zoning departments. He co-authored the tiny house code presented to the International Code Council in Kansas City, 2016. Further, in his time as a general contractor and land developer, he created subdivisions, land partitions, and Planned Unit Developments (PUDs). He also worked closely with zoning and planning departments, city councils and architectural review committees. He is used to approaching zoning, planning, and code departments with unusual, out-of-the-box projects and has learned effective strategies for coordinating with those officials so that the end result is a successful outcome for all parties involved. Andrew also has an understanding of current challenges for finding legal parking places for tiny houses and has ideas on how to work around them.

IS THIS WORKSHOP HANDS ON?

These two day workshops are not hands on. There is so much information to teach that a hands-on experience would take several weeks to cover what we can accomplish in two solid days of instruction.

ISN’T ANDREW THAT STRAW BALE WORKSHOP GUY?

He is! And that may be the best reason to take one of our workshops! With so many years of hands on teaching experience, he has personally led over 2,000 participants through the process of learning how to build a house. He has mastered the art of teaching even those with no previous building experience and in the process has empowered even the most timid to go for what they really want.

IS TUITION REFUNDABLE?

Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance. That said, if you find yourself unable to attend a specific workshop for a good reason, we are willing to extend your tuition payment to another workshop with us within the current or following year.

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• PORTLAND 2016 WORKSHOP GRADUATES •

 The Tiny House Build workshop was hands down the best workshop I have attended. This is the workshop to attend to learn from a real and extremely experienced builder on how to properly build a tiny house. From the ground up to the finishing work Andrew and Gabriella guide you in a highly informational and relaxed environment. You can’t beat the value either with all the goodies they throw in! -Joshua Engberg www.TinyHouseBasics.com

I feel so blessed to have had an opportunity to spend time with both of you. Your spirit of generosity was evident from my very first email contact with you through this entire weekend. I am inspired to continue my Tiny Life journey because of people like you! Thank you so much!! With fondness -Sharon Hurley, BuildingATinyLife.com

Best weekend ever! I learned even more about what goes into building a Tiny House and all the issues and positives. I met some fabulous people! Thank you Andrew and Gabriella…keep on doing what you’re doing!” -Staci Greenberg, Interior And Design, LLC

GO TO THIS WORKSHOP! We attended in St. Louis, and it was fabulous! Andrew knows EVERYTHING about building, and Gabriella is the keeper of details on anything you can think to ask. And, they’re great fun! GO! -Becky Hessick

Dear Gabriella and Andrew, What a “package” you two are! If your workshop doesn’t get people thinking about the potential of tiny living, nothing can! Thanks so much for your meticulously planned and exuberantly presented workshop. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Shanti -Randall and Pat Baird

My humble thanks and appreciation to Andrew and Gabriella Morrison for being such stellar and informative leaders in a field that is becoming a huge paradigm shift in the housing industry. If anyone is at all interested in tiny houses, this workshop was one of the BEST I’ve participated in. -Susan Joslyn

We knew the workshop would be awesome, but didn’t know that it would be as epic as it was! Packed full of information and lots of laughs. Thank you Andrew and Gabriella! -Create Tiny House Life

Andrew truly is an inspiring teacher.  All who are lucky enough to be one of his students receive the great gifts of his expertise, humor, and his belief that we can all make a difference. -Karen Pope 

 Thank you for a fantastic time in Philadelphia. I learned so much about so many aspects of tiny house. I truly appreciated both of your honest, transparent and open personalities. It was a great personal re-centering weekend. -Melissa Mol-Pelton

 I’ve been encouraged to “keep living tiny, in a big world.”  The best part of the workshop was Sunday afternoon when you incorporated the spiritual, and personal sides of living tiny. Thanks for your philosophy, activism, and off course all the jokes! -Ken Lim (Portland, OR 2016)

 

 Marshall and I really enjoyed the workshop in St. Louis! We left pleasantly surprised, with so much more information than we expected to get from the experience! Thanks so much for doing what you do and putting together such a great workshop!  -Marti and Marshall Ryan

Y’all are AWESOME!! Just thought I’d share my thoughts with you : )  -Roberto Enamorado

Top notch customer service. -Rob 

I have you to thank for the monumental shift in my life and honestly attending your workshop has been the best decision I’ve ever made to better myself. -Doss Palmer

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148 Responses to Tiny House Workshops

  1. Tommy March 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    I have fairly extensive construction experience and my wife has none, so we thought the workshop could be too basic for me or too advanced for her. We attended together and both learned a ton, had a blast, and really enjoyed connecting with Andrew, Gabriella and all the other attendees. Andrew kept it interesting for me, and didn’t leave my wife in the dust so I call that a huge success! Highly recommended, regardless of your place on the path to tiny.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

      Tommy, it was such a pleasure having you both there!! Look forward to hearing how it all goes for you guys! <3

      • Jody Mead April 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

        I have a question. The Oregon workshop would be the closest to me. Do you cover Zoning info. in other states? Your HOme is my top TH that I’ve seen and I’ve seen lots! Do you bring it along too 😉

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella April 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

          Hi Jody! We cover zoning issues extensively. We will also talk about how to find out what your local zoning is without risk to your project. We don’t travel with hOMe. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

      • David L Peters June 8, 2016 at 4:18 am #

        Gabriella,
        I work at a Juvenile Detention Center running the vocational dept., where we do construction, welding, auto mechanics and horticulture. We have been talking a lot about the tiny homes and working them into our program. Is there any time in the future you all will be in the east Texas area, I would like my staff as well as myself to attend if so.
        As well I just signed on with some other people to start a non-profit (Mercy’s Refuge, V.E.T.S. veterans empowered to succeed) which would consist of a tiny home community providing homes for homeless Vets, and later for all homeless.
        My vision is to incorporate the two and have the juvenile center build the trailers/tiny homes (funded by our non-profit) to set up in our community.
        Please let me know if your team could be of any help with this.
        Thanks
        David L Peters

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella June 8, 2016 at 10:30 am #

          Thanks for writing David! What a great project. At this point we don’t have immediate plans to be in east Texas but we hope to be in the Austin area early next year.

          • David L Peters June 9, 2016 at 4:57 am #

            Can you put me on a mailing list? I will list my work email in the required email with this post and that way you will have both personnel and work.

            Thanks

          • Suzanne November 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

            We live in Mesa, AZ. My husband is a Gulf War era I veteran and honeless for the 3rd time since his Honorable discharge in 2003. I have read everything I can about tiny houses. I believe a tiny house community would be an ideal situation for the many homeless veterans I’ve met in Maricopa County. I would like to see our vision become a realty but we need your help. I’ve never seen Arizona on any Tiny House workshops’ schedules. I would love the opportunity to speak with your organization about our project that wants to permanently remove “homeless” as a descriptor for America’s soldiers.

          • Gabriella
            Gabriella November 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

            Hi Suzanne! Thanks for reaching out. We would like to come to AZ to teach a workshop at some point. There is an organization that is tackling this issue and I highly recommend you connect with them. I believe they’re looking for locations for future hands on workshops for veterans: http://www.operationtinyhome.org/zackgiffinveterantinyhomeworkshop/ Thank you for all your good work!!

          • Ronald Neubert December 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

            I am interested in a workshop in the Austin area also

          • kathleen January 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

            I would be interested in an Austin workshop also. Please let us know if you will be having one there early 2017.
            Thanks

  2. Elle March 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    Do you have any workshops beyond April 2016? If so, when and where? Thanks.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      Hi Elle! Thanks for your interest! Nothing set in stone yet but it’s looking like Philly July 9 & 10, Detroit July 16 & 17, and Portland, OR Oct 1 & 2. Hope you can join us at an upcoming workshop!

      • Briden Schueren March 23, 2016 at 12:33 am #

        Hello,

        Where in philly for July? And Where can I sign up for that workshop?

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella March 24, 2016 at 11:09 am #

          Hi Briden! I am actually hoping to sign contract today with the Marriott location at the Navy Bay. Should have sign up page set up this weekend if I get all of our venues secured. Look forward to meeting you in Philly!

      • Erin March 28, 2016 at 9:53 am #

        ooh I hope those Philly dates pan out!!!

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella March 28, 2016 at 11:41 am #

          Hi Erin! It panned out! Just signed all the paperwork with the venue. I have posted our locations and dates and sign up links on the top right of the workshops sales page. Hope you can join us!

      • /bob March 30, 2016 at 9:20 am #

        Looks like Detroit fell through for July and now that workshop is in St Louis instead. Maybe a Detroit (or nearby) location will come up. I wish I was able to attend. St. Louis or KC or Minneapolis would be close enough for me location-wise but I just don’t have the opportunity yet.

      • Pedro Soto August 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

        Hello my name is Pedro Soto United States Navy Disabled Veteran, graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I wanted to ask how much would the package cost for a home built on my property. I respectfully request this information.

        Respectfully,
        Pedro Soto
        United States Navy Disabled Veteran

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella August 8, 2016 at 8:20 am #

          Hi Pedro! We don’t build for others, sorry, but you could reach out to a tiny house builder such as EcoCabins.com. Good luck!!

      • Rosalyn Scaife September 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

        Hi Gabrielle, I signed up for the Portland class but cannot find my emailed info. Could you resend it? Or direct me where to go? Thanks, Roz Scaife

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella September 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

          Hi Rosalyn! I just re-emailed you the workshop information. See you soon! 🙂

  3. Christina March 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    I live in New Hampshire. Any workshops coming around here anytime?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Christina…YES! We have Philadelphia penciled in for July 9 and 10. More news coming soon!

  4. Love Pacheco March 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    I live in California; yet I want to build a tiny house in Hawaii. Will you have any workshops in Northern California soon?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 22, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      Hi Love! We will be in SF April 16 & 17 (it’s technically full but we had a cancellation so I can fit you in that one if you want to join us). Other than that, in this area, the next one will be in Portland, OR in the fall. If you want to join us in SF, send me an email to gabriella at tinyhousebuild.com

      • Love Pacheco March 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

        Hello Gabriella! Thank you for your speedy response. Unfortunately; I will be out of town on the 16th. Otherwise, it would have been an honor. I will look into purchasing one of the packages your website provides. I have yet to do more research, butI watched the hOMe video on you tube; and I think it’s design will best fit mine and my fiance’s needs.

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella March 24, 2016 at 11:10 am #

          Too bad you won’t be around. Hopefully there will be another location that will work for you. Hope to see you sometime!

  5. Dave March 23, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Just wondering if you are planning on coming to Toronto, Ontario?

    Thanks

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 24, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Hi Dave! We are really hoping to be there next year actually. Stay tuned 🙂

      • Rory July 5, 2016 at 9:32 am #

        Gabriella… Toronto thats great, what about Ottawa, Ontario…?

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella July 6, 2016 at 9:26 am #

          Thanks for the suggestion Rory!

  6. Melissa Hoffman March 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Can you send a list of the workshops in NW? Washington, Oregon, Idaho or even California.

    Also is there a site that trailer can be ordered from you?

    Thanks !

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi Melissa! Thanks for your interest! We will be in SF April 16 & 17 (class is officially full but we had a cancellation if you want to sign up send me an email at gabriella at tinyhousebuild dot com). We will be in Portland, OR Oct. 10 & 11 too. You can check out trailers at tinyhousebasics.com. Hope to see you in a workshop soon!

    • Nancy Crow July 16, 2016 at 11:48 am #

      Hi! I did not know you were interested in tiny houses too!
      Nancy

  7. LA March 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Hello, I am in FL and see that your Orlando course is now listed as Full. I don’t see any info on your website (page404/gone) with info on how long was the workshop daily, start time, end time, course logistics. Even if you don’t have future dates scheduled yet, it would be great to see what to plan for and next dates/ times or location potential. Thanks for your time!
    Best!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi LA! Thanks for your interest! Yes, Orlando was full and it came and went. We were there over Valentine’s Day. We are just a couple days away from announcing our next 3 workshop locations and dates though. We will post those on our site as well as put out a newsletter. Thanks for the suggestion on information we should have on the main copy of text. Hope to meet you in person sometime!

  8. Linda March 28, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Hi Gabriella…I am in NW Indiana and trying to decide which site I should go to…..in the mean time I would like to say I have a service dog who would be with me……would that cause any problems for you or the group?????? Of course, she is very well behaved…..ignores everyone (except a few sniffs here and there which she knows she isn’t suppose to) and trained to blend in so to speak…..I know by law I can bring her but I will not if you think it will be problematic ( I don’t want her or myself to feel uncomfortable)…..Thanks for any info you can give me!!! Linda

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella March 28, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      Hi Linda! You kidding?? We LOVE dogs and would 100% welcome you and your service dog. Just posted three more locations at the top right of this page so you can see exactly what’s available and sign up 🙂

    • sheila meier April 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      I also live in northern indiana. Would love to go. Maybe we could carpool. Sheila ..thanks

      • Gabriella
        Gabriella April 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

        Hope to see you there Sheila!

  9. Vickie Hicks March 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I can’t afford to go to any of these workshops. I can’t even afford the the tuition. I would love to go. I am so sorry.

  10. Barbara March 31, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    Any plans for North Carolina? I am very interested in setting up a village for elderly and needy. Thanks!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 2, 2016 at 8:32 am #

      Hi Barbara! We plan on being in that SE either in December this year or early next year. Stay tuned to our website for info! 🙂

    • Lori May 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Barbara,
      Whereabouts in NC? I’m in Boone NC and theres an organization trying to set up a village for people with autism & hopefully in the future, all people with special needs.
      Lori

  11. Bonnie April 9, 2016 at 5:13 am #

    I am in Santa Fe, NM and would like to organize a workshop for you here. Any possibility of this? I am a production coordinator, running mostly music productions, outdoor festivals, etc. Please contact me if you are considering coming to New Mexico this year. I think you would be received very well here.
    Thank you,
    Bonnie McGahee

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 9, 2016 at 11:23 am #

      Thank you so much Bonnie! We will certainly keep your offer in mind as we plan out our 2017 schedule. Thanks again!

  12. Barb April 10, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Did the July 16-17 workshop move from Detroit to St. Louis?

    Thanks.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

      Hi Barb! Yes it did.

  13. Trudy Macy April 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    I’m in Vermont, anything near here?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 19, 2016 at 11:05 am #

      Hiya Trudy! We will be in Philly in July. Can you join us?

  14. Madeleine April 14, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Hi Gabriella,
    do you also offer longer workshops, let’s say 5 – 7 days? I am from Germany and think about traveling this summer to the US (or Canada) to do a tiny house workshop.
    I like your house designs very much (one of the first I knew), but a two days workshop it’s little short traveling from Europe. Also, in the best case, I would like to realy learn the practical constrution part after the two days theoretical introduction. Do you have any recomendations for me?
    Thank you!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 14, 2016 at 10:03 am #

      Hi Madeleine! At this point our workshops are 2 days long but perhaps sometime in the future we will do more of a hands on one. Hope to meet you someday! Danke!

      • Madeleine May 17, 2016 at 7:02 am #

        Thank you Gabriella!
        It appears that I will probably have an opportunity to participate in the Philadelphia Workshop in June anyway 🙂 I will write you an email.

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella May 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

          SO glad to hear that Madeleine! 🙂

  15. Virginia April 22, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    When will you be in Southern California?

  16. Virginia April 22, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    When will you be in Southern California? I’d love to attend your workshop if it was near me.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

      Hi Virginia! We were just in SF. Not sure exactly when we will get down to So Cal. Perhaps early 2017. Will keep our website updated! 🙂

  17. Dana Stanley April 23, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    I’m so excited at the thought of being able to attend a workshop! My goal is to be at the St. Louis one. Everyone who reads this please cross your fingers for me to save up enough to buy my ticket before it sells out! I have been planning my tiny house build for 2 years now. I have been homeless for 1 year now. I think I am finally about to receive the disability I have been fighting for and hopefully it comes through in time for this!!!! Believe it or not, I was a very successful real estate broker in the Little Rock, Arkansas area for over a decade. The moral of the story is …… please do not judge me because I am homeless. I am not a stereotype. Instead, know that I have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Arkansas, Florida, and even Texas codes, laws, and most anything to do with real estate. If I don’t have an answer I definitely know where to find it. I also spent a few years in New Mexico before I became homeless so my love of real estate naturally led me to a wealth of knowledge there as well. I love to share what I know and help when I can. Fingers Crossed for St.Louis!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Dana! Rooting for you to be there! Would love to meet you. You will be a great asset to the workshop!

      • terra April 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

        Wish i could make. Am on ssi disabled was goping there were programs to help

        • Dana Stanley April 25, 2016 at 10:53 am #

          Terra, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and send positive energy your way as well! I know how hard it is and just want to let you know that where there is a will there is a way! It may or may not be this year…. but I think you’ll make it to a workshop!

      • Dana Stanley April 25, 2016 at 10:46 am #

        Thanks Gabriella! I’m just going to act like I’ve already bought tickets and made plans 🙂 So…. I am so excited and can’t wait to meet you & Andrew! See you guys in July!!!

  18. Shyla S. Rohde April 25, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    Hi, my husband and I are starting to plan our tiny house adventure. We have a five year plan. He is currently a truck driver and we live on the rig 98% of the year. We are debt free and taking this time to save money, see the country, and plan our dream hOMe ;). We are from Colorado and hope to buy land to park our hOMe. We would like guidance in all areas of the process and I feel the workshop would be so helpful. I see the Colorado workshop is full for this year. Any idea when I should start looking for info on the next one in Colorado?

    • Shyla S. Rohde May 6, 2016 at 7:45 am #

      My message has been unanswered?

      • Gabriella
        Gabriella May 6, 2016 at 7:59 am #

        Hi Shyla! Thanks for touching base again bc I had totally not seen your comment! Can you make it to St Louis this July? Not sure exactly when we will come back to CO. Mid spring?

        • Shyla S. Rohde May 12, 2016 at 11:56 am #

          Thanks for getting back to me Gabriella. 😉 It took me time to reply cause we have been in no man’s land in Montana. We unfortunately Bo not get to pick where we go, so no I can not make it to St. Louis. I can get off the truck for a short time and plan to attend when you get to Colorado cause that is home base. Like I said we are on a three to mfive year plan. We hope to be living BIG in five years. Tiny house is an up grade for us . We want to build the shell of hOMe and I have designed a layout that works best for us for the inside. I am not a pro at this and need guidance on how to apply the changes to the plans when I purchase them. I will be purchasing the package from you at Christmas. The workshop seems like it would be a great help. I know you are very busy. Thanks again for personally getting back to me and everyone. Keep up the nice work and I hope to meet you both in the near future.

  19. Debbie Paulson April 25, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    Hey Gabriella, I am in South Texas and am pretty DESPERATE to do one of the hands on Workshops. The way that I learn is by actually getting my hands all into this Tiny House stuff and learnin how to build it!!! I too like some of ur other admirers am disabled and cannot travel except by car, so I would be eternally GRATEFUL for some kinda Workshop in South Texas.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 26, 2016 at 7:47 am #

      Hi Debbie! How nice to hear from you! Two things: 1) we hope to be in Texas early next year though we are not sure exactly of the location yet. 2) our workshops are not hands on. They are classroom style. One of the main reasons we went this route is that we can cover so much more this way than if we did hands on. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

  20. Tlynn April 26, 2016 at 4:11 am #

    How would I find out about successful tiny house communities?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 26, 2016 at 7:45 am #

      Tlynn I think the best resource for this is TinyHouseCommunity.com

  21. Steven Trankler April 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m trying to pick up the STL dates. What is the 1+ vs 2+ on the first dropdown for?

  22. Betty April 28, 2016 at 12:35 am #

    I am from the Toronto area. Do you have a list of workshops I could consider attending that would be close to the border.
    New York state would be great. Can I get a list of your upcoming workshops.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella April 28, 2016 at 6:47 am #

      Hi Betty! Can you join us in Philly July 9 & 10? That is the closest on the books from Toronto. Would love to have you there!

  23. Vanessa Oliveira May 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

    Hi!

    Would you please let me know if you have any cancellations for Denver? I really really want to enjoy you there!

    tvccaa@gmail.com

    Have a great one,

    Vanessa

  24. Vanessa Oliveira May 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    Hi!

    Would you please let me know if you have any cancellations for Denver? I really really want to enjoy you there!

    Have a great one,

    Vanessa

    • /bob May 2, 2016 at 9:12 am #

      I think that workshop was last month.

  25. Aileen May 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi I am a in the Orlando, Fl. area and your class is full will you be adding any other workshops to this location.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella May 6, 2016 at 6:10 am #

      Hi Aileen! Sorry but that workshop already happened in Feb. We have been getting SO many requests to go back though that I think we will put it at the top of our list for early 2017.

  26. Hilda Chavez May 7, 2016 at 5:34 am #

    I admire do much your work, the first time I saw your house on you tube it became my dream house. Kudos to you folks!

    Do you have any experience with NJ regulations?
    The research I’ve done is not encouraging seems is hard to put a tiny house here.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella May 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

      Hi Hilda! We are gathering research on NJ and other states in the area for the Philly workshop. Will know much more as we get closer. 🙂

  27. Jason Smith May 21, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Where could I find the shelving units as seen in the Tiny HoMe. I want to be able to set that up vertically reaching the top of the wall and horizontally along the top of the wall. They look like an IKEA design?
    If anyone can help, I really appreciate the assistance.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella May 23, 2016 at 7:57 am #

      Hi Jason! Everything is from IKEA 🙂

  28. Judy May 29, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Hi I’m curious about the Portland course and was wondering would this course benefit a Canadian from British Columbia? e.g. touch on building codes and such challenges in Canada as well? Or is there a Canadian course offered at some point?
    Thanks

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella June 1, 2016 at 9:37 am #

      Hi Judy! We would love to have you join us! We won’t specifically cover codes and zoning for Canada at this workshop but we would love to run a workshop there are some point.

  29. Kim graft June 6, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    What is the cost of husband and wife attend together?

    • /bob June 6, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      That would be the first item under the FAQ section above (in the blog).

  30. Jess June 7, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Are you guys planning on coming to New York state for a workshop? We are in upstate NY…close to PA border.

  31. Donna Justice June 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    How about Central Illinois? I know Illinois is not Tiny house friendly, BUT I’d still love to see you come to Peoria….. 🙂

    • Donna Justice June 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

      I want to build either a tiny house or a straw house 🙂

  32. Jerry Sats June 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    Anyone attending the Philly workshop want to sign up together and save some money ?

  33. Christina A Banchs-McRae June 29, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    Do you bring a tiny house to the seminar so people can get a better feel for them?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella July 1, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Thanks for your interest Christina! We do our very best to at each one but we really can’t guarantee that we can get one bc it always depends on who is there locally and if they are willing to drive one to our workshops.

  34. Randall Stark July 15, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    Gabriella,
    We live in Traverse City, MI. I thought you had planned to be in Michigan sometime soon? There is a strong interest in Tiny Homes here, mostly for seasonal residents, with different zoning. There is a growing contingent of retirees, and young millenials, who are dramatically downsizing, (but most local municipalities still require 1,200 sq. ft. with builders averaging $200+/sq.’). Please let me know, when you have additional dates available.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella July 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

      Hi Randall! We will be putting together our next series of workshops’ schedule in the next couple of months. Will be offering a survey for people to vote on locations. Please do let us know in that survey where you would like for us to come! 🙂

  35. Chris Norris July 29, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    Come to the South! Tons of people down here trying to go tiny!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella July 30, 2016 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks Chris! We will be in Atlanta beginning of 2017!

  36. sue August 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    will you have a tiny home course anytime soon for upstate ny albany maybe? Want to do a build by 2018. thanks

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Sue! We will likely be in NYC (or right outside) spring ’17. Hope you’ll be able to make it down and join us!

  37. Viviana Viera August 7, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Hi, it would be great to have you guys teach a class in Jacksonville, FL.
    And thank you so much for all the work you do.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 8, 2016 at 8:15 am #

      Thank you for the suggestion Viviana! We will for sure be in Atlanta early 2017 and perhaps back to FL around summer time. 🙂

  38. Tim August 11, 2016 at 3:26 am #

    When will you be back in the New England area?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 11, 2016 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Tim! I think summer ’17. 🙂

  39. Jill August 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi There Andrew & Gabriella,

    Has the decision been made about the next seminar locations after Portland? I’m trying to find one that does not coincide with the busy times at work.

    Many thanks,
    Jill

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

      Hi Jill! Still working out the details. We should have everything finalized mid Sep in terms of locations and dates. Where are you located?

  40. Jill August 22, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    North Carolina. But I will travel if need be.
    Thanks, can’t wait to hear. Jill

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Jill! We will be in Atlanta early ’17. Hope that will be close enough!

  41. Shawn August 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    Hi folks. Love the work you do. Come To CANADA! Vancouver or Toronto! You’d have an enormous list of people who would want to attend your workshop, I”m sure of it. And I would be first in line.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Shawn! We are 95% sure that we will come to Toronto summer ’17. Excited!

      • maddie January 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

        YES!!!!! WE NEED this in TORONTO!!!!
        How do I keep updated on the details?

        • Gabriella
          Gabriella January 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

          Hi Maddie!! We actually plan on being in Toronto in the fall 🙂

  42. Caleb Lineberger August 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Do you do workshop in the AZ area?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      Hi Caleb! We will be in LA late spring I believe for a workshop. Hopefully you can join us there 🙂

  43. Michael August 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    I just found your site tonight. I am in the VERY EARLY stages of researching, investigating and considering “going this way” when it comes to what to do for a possible future house.

    I probably was far away from considering attending a workshop when you had the one earlier this year in Orlando, but come 2017, I am going to be much closer and as such–I hope that you are already planning to have another session either back in Orlando or another city in Florida in 2017. If not the Orlando area–which is best for me, then the Tampa/St. Pete area would be good for me too.

    When will you all be posting up the workshop schedule for 2017??

    Thanks

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

      Michael, we are almost 100% sure that we will be in Atlanta in Feb. We will post schedule in next couple of weeks 🙂

  44. Michael August 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Gabriella or Andrew–one more question and it relates to a posting I put up elsewhere on the site—-my vision as it is in it’s very early stages—is not to make my tiny house done on a trailer frame—-but to mount a series of small “modules” on a raised platform.

    With that being the case that if that is the way I go with this is not exactly in the form you guys present, I do figure that what you guys teach is transferable to my personal vision—-my basic question is “Do you agree that I can transfer the information you provide to what my plans are at this point?”

    I don’t have very much experience in doing homebuilding–but one thing that seems a constant among those who have done this sort of thing—like those featured in Lloyd Kahn’s most recent book, “Tiny Houses, Simple Shelter” is that with determination and some knowledge, this is totally “doable” by pretty much everyone.

    Thanks again…..

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

      HI Michael! I assume you are asking about our workshops and if what we teach can help you with your design. I will say that we have now taught over 200 tiny house enthusiasts and most don’t have the same plan and vision. We cover all aspects of construction and invite questions throughout the process so if there is something that you are wondering about, you are more than welcome to keep asking until it’s clear.

  45. Pattie Gaw August 28, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    Do you have a list of classes for 2017?
    I live in Cortez FL and would like to attend class east coast/southeast coast .

    also, do you have additional hands on classes to attend after this class?
    thank you,
    pattie

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella August 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      Hi Pattie! We are 99% sure that we will be in Atlanta in Feb. Just waiting on securing the venue before opening up registration. Hope to see you there! 🙂

  46. David Fox September 5, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    I just moved here to Kissimmee, Florida. Is there a Tiny House class coming to the Orlando / Kissimmee area anytime soon ? PLEASE !!!!! Pretty please…!!!

    David Fox
    NativeFireStar@gmail.com

  47. Alan September 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Hello Gabriella,
    I have a question. Are you planning any classes in central california by any chance?

  48. Ken September 15, 2016 at 5:02 am #

    Hi Gabriella,
    What is the venue the Portland Oct 1,2 meeting being held at. I’d like to know so I can get a hotel close by.
    Thanks,
    Ken In Olympia Washington

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella September 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

      Hi Ken! Responded via email 🙂

  49. Rosalyn Scaife September 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Is the workshop still on schedule for 10/1&10/2 for Ortland, Oregon?

  50. MARITZA ORTEGA October 9, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Need info for Suffolk New York

  51. Barb October 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Hi, I’m a visually impaired veteran and I plan on building a tiny house on wheels so I can be independently independent…I have not driven since 1990, my children have grown and I want to visit for long periods of time without being underfoot. I also operates more efficient in small spaces. Will you have a workshop near Minnesota any time in the near future? I am currently at Hines Veterans Blind Rehab in Chicago for a few more weeks. Part of my rehab is based on my tiny house but I would like to get to a workshop if possible. Thank you for your amazing information on your website, Facebook and emails.

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella October 12, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

      Hi Barb! I’m glad you reached out. You are more than welcome to come to our workshop. Please email me gabriella at tinyhousebuild.com so we can figure out a way to convey the information that’s presented. Not sure when we’ll in the MN area.

  52. Desyree October 18, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    When will there be another workshop in Orlando or Tampa Florida ?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella October 27, 2016 at 10:39 am #

      Hi Desyree! I kind of don’t think so this coming year. But you never know! If we get enough requests…We will be in Atlanta in February.

  53. Alyssa Brunner October 31, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Hi Gabriella! I have to second the request for something in the Midwest!! We currently live in Chicago, but would be willing to travel to MN, WI, MI, or other nearby states for a workshop!! Hope we get to see you someday soon 🙂

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella November 1, 2016 at 10:39 am #

      Hi Alyssa! Chicago is one of the top locations we are hoping to schedule in 2017

  54. George Cole November 1, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    Will you be coming to Texas Houston, Austin or Dallas?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella November 1, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      Hi George Cole! Yes we plan on being in Austin in March. More to come! 🙂

  55. Amy Stevens November 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi TinyHouseBuild.com!

    I have a 3 acre commercial lot in south east Austin that is a construction/remodeling company. It has a huge warehouse, a workshop, an office, bathrooms, and TONS of room. The warehouse is big enough to build inside out of the weather.

    Contact me at swaypropertymanagement@gmail.com if you’re interested in hosting a workshop with me. Oh, and, sign me up too!

    Thanks!

    • Andrew
      Andrew November 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

      Thanks Amy. We don’t offer hands-on tiny house workshops at this time as it would take too long to complete a TH in one shot. Thanks so much for the offer though.

  56. Barb November 16, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Will there be a workshop near Minnesota any time soon?

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella November 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi Barb! We may go to Chicago in 2017. Not entirely sure yet. 🙂

  57. Cheryl November 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Washington? Mt Vernon would be GREAR!

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella November 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi Cheryl! We are thinking Seattle/Tacoma area in Sep 🙂

  58. Kevin December 7, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Any plans for the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017?

    Would love to attend a workshop.

  59. Kristen Guardado December 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    I notice on TV shows like Tiny Home Living /Nation that a lot of people are thrilled to move into a tiny house and a few months later you see if for sale in Tiny Home Listings. I don’t think most people know what they are getting into. Plus there is the part about finding property that they can put their house on that they can afford as property can be pretty expensive in some areas. And I see living with more than one other adult or child can also lead to additional challenges. I don’t know why a bunch of to be tiny house owners don’t go in together and buy a chunk of land on which to place their houses? Seems like a good plan.

  60. Daniel O'Brien December 25, 2016 at 5:00 am #

    Hello!
    Will you be planning any workshops in the North East for 2017?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    -Peace!
    Danny

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella December 28, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      Thanks for your interest Danny! Not sure about east coast locations just yet. Will keep everyone posted on our website and through our newsletter.

  61. Shantel January 5, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Hello! Would you be considering doing any workshops in Canada? Preferably in Alberta. My boyfriend and I are just starting our journey into the tiny homes realm! We would be very interested in attending a workshop if you were ever to come up this way! Thanks, Shantel

    • Gabriella
      Gabriella January 5, 2017 at 9:52 am #

      Thank you for your interest Shantel! We are hoping to be in Toronto in the fall. 🙂

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  63. janine January 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    I sure hope you come to Toronto again this year! I had to miss the workshop last year due to illness!!

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