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Jay Shafer Tiny House Workshop in Bay Area: 10/4/2014

This is a guest post featuring a Jay Shafer tiny house workshop in the Bay Area by Pauline Sugarman

Jay Shafer is doing a workshop soon and I thought since this is sort of a rare opportunity lately to spend time with him and learn from him, that your readers might be interested. I’m attending so just helping to get the word out.

It started from a great MeetUp tour of Alek’s tiny house ( http://tiny-project.com/) in Sebastopol, CA, which Jay also attended.

Lots of people at that meetup voiced their desire to have him do a workshop. So if you’d like to attend you can sign up and reserve your spot right here.

Related: Alek, Anjali and Anya’s Mortgage-free DIY Tiny Home on Wheels

Jay Shafer Tiny House Workshop in Bay Area – October 4, 2014


Learn more about this unique opportunity to learn how to design and build tiny houses with Jay Shafer below:

VIDEO: Four Lights Tiny House Workshops

Note: This workshop will be different than what’s described in the video above. Please read more below for more accurate expectations:

=> Sign up and reserve your spot for the workshop ($140) right here.

I want to present a local workshop for Bay Area Meetups – Jay Shafer

There’s a lot of erroneous building information being bandied about in the small house world these days, and half of it originated with me. When I designed and built my first tiny house I knew virtually nothing. Now, it seems like I know almost all there is to know about wee abodes and little about anything else. It pains me to see folks building big problems into their little houses because they got some bad information from someone who seemed like they knew what they were talking about.

Because I am limiting the gig to 6 1/2 hours plus another hour 1/2 for lunch in the middle and hosting at my property (I’ve taken my address down from here but when you sign up you’ll get location details – it will be in Graton) instead of me and my Power Point show flying out to some fancy-shmanzy conference room somewhere, I can swing it for $140 per person, instead of the usual $400 rate. As an added bonus, we could spend the last 40 minutes of the day touring my tiny house.   (And BA says she will open her tiny house for tour for 30 minutes in the morning.)

I’d cover building, design, and regulations, and there will be a lot of time for Q&A since the barrage of questions I was getting at Alek’s recent gig is what spurred this idea in the first place.  I won’t limit the event to just Bay Area Meetup people, but that is likely where the bulk of folks would probably be coming from. I’ll send this idea off to the East Bay Claustrophiles now too.  Anyone is welcome to attend, however.

Related: Alek’s Modern Tiny House Plans Now Available

A sign-up page is being added over on www.fourlightshouses.com soon.  You can get more information, sign up and pre-pay over there.  I’m looking forward to this workshop format – local and more casual than my usual workshops.  Thank you! Jay Shafer

MY NOTE – If someone from out of town is interested in attending but can’t make it in person, I would suggest leaving a message on the Meetup page letting Jay know they can’t be there in person but would like to Skype in if possible. If there are enough people interested in that option, I think he’ll make it happen. – Pauline Sugarman

Our big thanks to Pauline Sugarman for letting us know about this ‘low key’ event.

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