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Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in Miami, FL Review

If you’re considering a Tumbleweed tiny house workshop, this post will help give you perspective as to what it’s like so you can figure out whether a workshop is for you or not.

I found that one of the most valuable parts of events like these are the people you get to meet. It’s not very often that I get to be in a room of 20+ like minded people to hang out and swap ideas with.

I had such a blast with everyone I got to meet there throughout the entire weekend. In addition to that, as you probably know, Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen, author of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, led this one.

We got to ask specific questions from framing to caulking and he always had several valuable tips to share with us that only come from someone who’s “been there, done that” and just a few insights like these are worth the cost for attending alone. But you’ll be leaving with a book full of knowledge (and connections).

If you decide to attend, I encourage you to jot down notes as you go along- especially if you plan on building a tiny house yourself. At Deek’s workshop, we learned, laughed, and had a great time hanging out with each other while swapping crazy and amazing tiny house ideas. Here’s a group picture we got to take with most of the people who attended.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in Miami, Florida

This workshop is not for you if you’re expecting to  see and tour a tiny house on a trailer or do “hands on” stuff. However, the instructors do bring props, photos, illustrations, and have a lot of knowledge and experiences to share with you.

In addition, you get to ask your own questions as they take you through the entire process of building your own tiny house on a trailer. From the trailer and foundation all the way to the appliances and materials.

When you complete the workshop you will have the confidence and foundation knowledge to take on the project of building your own house. You learn the principles of how to build a home from the ground up, including details on how to attach a tiny house to a trailer. Plus much more, which is all explained here. You can also download this year’s tiny house workshop catalog here if you already haven’t.

Deek, Jay, and other tiny house builders are teaching several workshops throughout the U.S. in the next few months. And if you get your tickets by 11/30/12 (today) you can save 40% off and get a free 1 hour consultation normally valued at $75.

Alex and Deek at Miami Workshop

Tumbleweed’s Upcoming Workshops so you can Learn to Build

Tumbleweed has several builders that you can learn from. I can’t wait to go to one of Dee Williams’ workshops, since I’ve now attended Jay and Deek’s. Anyway, for an updated list of Tumbleweed’s current workshops click here. If you’re in the U.S. there’s probably one in a city near you!

Deek at Miami, Florida Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop

How To Get a Discount on Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop Tickets

Here’s a tip on how to get the most for your money if you’re planning on using one of Tumbleweed’s tiny house plans. If you are already buying any of the following plans (listed below) you can save $100s on your workshop tickets. I’ll show you how below (it’s easy).

Tip: Just explore the plans, if you already haven’t. When you find the one you like best from the list above, you’ll be offered workshop tickets for a deep discount at the very bottom of the plans page (try it for yourself to see). When you buy the plans above along with the workshop tickets you get to save several hundred dollars on the workshop tickets depending on how many people you bring with you, too. The least expensive one that works is the 370-square-feet Z-Glass house, which you might like if you have land or can build this out as a guest house or accessory structure.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Not Ready for a Workshop Yet?

When you get the latest version of The Small House Book by Jay Shafer which is available as an ebook or in print he will give you his Popomo tiny house plans free.

You can get the Popomo plans separately if you wanted to but this is a great chance to get your first set of Tumbleweed plans along with The Small House Book at a great value if you don’t already own the book/plans.

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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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  • Vicki Brown April 18, 2012, 2:11 am

    I am 51 years young. I have MS. But don’t let that worry you. I have DREAMED of building a Tiny Cabin since I was 15 years old. I was so excited to see what you had to offer. I had a 12 x24 shed I was going to turn into a cabin but it was stolen. But I believe in God. I’m not giving up on my DREAM.

  • Jeff Wolff April 20, 2012, 10:51 am

    Hey Alex!!
    Great class with Deek! Thank you for taking the time to talk about paring down of your possessions. It gave me some ideas as how to make it work for me. Obviously the whole idea is to tweek it in a way that makes the most sense for each individual!! So thank you! Great meeting you and I hope to bump into you in the future. You carry great energy!
    JW

    • Alex April 28, 2012, 3:45 pm

      Thanks, Jeff, glad you got some useful ideas from it. It was great meeting and hanging out with you too!
      Alex

  • Jay K. Jeffries April 27, 2012, 9:16 am

    Alex, it was a real pleasure to make your acquaintance at the Miami Tiny House Workshop. Your presentation on how to reduce the number of a person’s belongings was excellent. After living in a 15′ x 15′ structure for 13 years, these points were right on the money. Look forward to seeing you once again.

    • Alex April 28, 2012, 3:47 pm

      Thanks Jay it was great to get to meet you too and I’m glad that you liked the ideas I shared on simplifying. Keep in touch!

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