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RelaxShacks.com Hands On Tiny House Workshop Review

I just got back from Derek Diedricksen and Steven Harrell‘s recent RelaxShacks.com Tiny House Workshop in North Carolina.

Attendants got to hang out and build with 30+ other tiny housers. I’m pretty sure it was the largest NC tiny house workshop/gathering EVER.

Largest NC Tiny House Workshop/Gathering

It turned into one of the largest gathering of “tiny house people” in the area. Those of us who went got to meet and gather insights from…

But there’s more…

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Tiny House on a Lift?

While I was waiting in the airport I thought I saw this and thought, “how cool would it be to build a tiny house on one of these box trucks with a lift?”

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One of the attendants, John (high five, John!) liked the idea too. What do you think?

There was SO MUCH going on at the workshop…

Using Hand Saws to Make Cuts

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Window Installation

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Leveling Windows

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Tiny Office with its Ceiling Missing – For Rent

I just ran into it when I went for a drive to the beach while I was there. I’ll show you beach pictures too below..

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For now back to building 😀

Installing More Windows

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Installing Exterior Siding

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Yes – this door swings up to open!

Saturday Night: Joe Everson of Tennessee Tiny Homes Arrives..

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He towed one of his recent tiny homes to the workshop for all of us to enjoy. Visit Tennessee Tiny Homes right here.

Leveling Windows

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Lots of Surfers at the Beach

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Back to Building and Using Power Tools

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We Had Such an Incredibly Awesome Group of People There

I got to meet so many incredible people besides the speakers. Folks from all walks of life. It was a blessing to get to be a part of it. And I had a GREAT time getting to be myself with like minded people. Suchi, Graham, Gretchen, John, Liam, Amy, Matt, Thad, it was great meeting you. I can’t remember all of your names right now but it was awesome getting to hang out with each and every one of you.

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Up and Coming Tiny House Workshop Duo in VA! (Stay Tuned)

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Quick Run for More Materials…

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Different Siding Throughout the Tiny House

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Building the Sleeping Loft

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This way it doubles as a guest house and not just an office.

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Bad Photo of Mariah Giving a Speech on her Comet Camper

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See more of Mariah and her Comet Camper.

Another Shot of Joe’s Tennessee Tiny House

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Learn more about Joe at Tennessee Tiny Homes.

More Prefab Building of the Backyard Office/Guest House

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Kent of the Tiny House Blog with his Presentation on Tiny Houses

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Most of you already know Kent, his Tiny House Blog and his Tiny House Magazine.

Beautiful Views of the Water Near the Workshop Location

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A Few Miles Away…

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More Tiny House Building!

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Andrew Odom of the Tiny r(E)volution

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He’s also the host of the r(E)vo Convo podcast on iTunes.

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The Tiny House NC Crew

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Laura LaVoie of 120SquareFeet.com, Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution, Andrew Mitchell of the Tiny Life and Steven Harrell of Tiny House Listings. During the weekend they formed Tiny House NC together. How cool is that!

Lining up the Flooring

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Deek Guiding Workshop Participants with Flooring

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Lots of Hanging Out, Networking, Laughing and Building!

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Safe Way to Line up Your Floor Boards without Damaging Plywood

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How to Put Together Floor Boards with Most Structural Integrity

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Prefab Building Methods for this Backyard Tiny House Office

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Did you know this is going to be the new Tiny House Listings office for Steven Harrell?

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Thank you Deek and Steven for another amazing workshop. I was honored to get to be apart of it!

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Tracy August 23, 2013, 5:09 pm

    This article about a gathering in North Carolina made me think this crowd would be a good one to ask my question: My husband and I would really like to see a tiny house on wheels before we commit to building one. We live in Raleigh, NC and were hoping someone in the area (i.e. North Carolina) might be willing to let us take a look at one. Anyone know of someone who might?

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