Build Tiny’s Stash

Being in the construction business for many years in the same area has it’s advantages. Today as I was running errands I came across another great deal. I needed some sheet copper for a table top so I went to my local Roof Center. After I purchased the copper I was chatting with the manager and asked him if he had many windows in the bone pile. Now he knows that I am always looking for a deal, so when he smiled and said “yeah, come on back”, I was pretty sure I was going to go home with a deal. Now shopping for tiny house windows is not quite the same as just grabbing any deal; I wanted to make sure they would be sizes that would be usable. They were. I left there with 8 windows.

So what am I going to do with all those windows you ask? Well I am going to add them to the growing pile of leftover, recycled, not needed, etc… stuff that I am sure someone will want for their tiny house.

This pile already includes a fridge, generator, power center and some other items I recently harvested from a camper that was heading to the recyclers. As well as building materials that are left over from jobs.

In the past these items have been donated to the Habitat Restore, and I still take some things there, but now I am going to set aside things for Build Tiny workshop attendees to purchase at super low prices, i.e. fridge $25, generator $50. At the beginning of each workshop I will let everyone know where the items are located and they can look through them. Options to purchase items will be determined by the order of sign up. First person to sign up for the workshop has first option to buy as much as they want. If they don’t want to buy everything, the second person to sign up has the next option….. and so on.

It will be nice if  all the stuff can find its way into a tiny house.

Upcoming Workshops 2014

Things have been busy around here lately. We have the roof completed on Derryl’s tiny Passive house and are rolling along with the roof on Bil’s tiny chapel. Next will be the doors and windows- and you can join us  and learn how to install high performance and irregularly shaped windows.

This workshop will be held on August 1 & 2. You may choose to attend one or both days.

The other workshop which has been scheduled is the big Fall Workshop.

Join us October 17-20 for the Build Tiny Fall Workshop.

We will be starting Amanda’s tiny house as well as working on closing in another tiny house.

We will have a live band on Saturday night, great food all weekend, and we always get a great group of people.

Come out and learn about building while you make new friends or reacquaint with old friends.

Standing Seam Roof Workshop June 27 and 28

Join us this for one or two days of roofing. We will be installing standing seam roofing on both Derryl’s tiny passive house and bil’s tiny chapel on wheels.

A standing seam roof is designed to last a lifetime. It has concealed fasteners and crimped joints.

Participants in this workshop will be eligible to use the Build Tiny Roofing Tool Set. These are the tools you would need to install your own roof.

Only 6 spots are available so sign up soon.

One day workshop $ 275

Two day workshop $ 495

The first person/couple to sign up for both days may stay in our on site tiny house!

lunch is provided both days

On-site camping is available


Build Tiny + Boneyard Studios – 2 Workshop special!

That’s right, Build Tiny and Boneyard Studios have teamed up to offer a tiny house workshop special. Attend both workshops for only $500.00! See the workshop page for more info.

Planning and building go hand in hand so why not some great instruction on both?

The Boneyard Studios/Open Source Tiny house workshop offers instruction on how to design and plan your build. Here is what they have to say :

“We believe tiny house workshops should be like tiny houses: small, intimate, and designed to your individual needs.

You will not be sitting in a conference room with 80 – 100 people.  Our workshops have no more than 30 participants, are led by two professionals  in the building and design industries who have experience building and designing several tiny houses and the co-founder of the country’s first tiny house community.  You will receive a survey to fill out before the workshop so we can tailor components of the workshop to your specific interests.  You will walk away with materials to help you plan your build – materials planning worksheets, a criticial path project plan for a tiny house, base drawing plans, and other planning materials. These are all shared with you in hard copy and digitally after the workshop.”

After attending their workshop students have been very excited about how to take the next step. That is where Build Tiny comes in. We will teach you about the tools and the skills needed to help you continue on your tiny house journey.

We stick with the same intimate phisophy. Attendance is limited so everyone gets a chance to use every tool and to become comfortable with each task. On site camping and group meals provide an environment that fosters networking and some pretty awesome discussions.

If you are thinking of building a tiny house these two workshops will provide you with plenty of hands-on experience in both the planning and build phases so that you will be better prepared to go out and Build Tiny!