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Catskills Tiny House Workshop is having a workshop in upstate New York this weekend, August 19-21, teaching people how to design, move, and oversee the building of their own small house.

The $495 fee includes accommodations (in tiny homes!), continental breakfast, sample blueprints, sample written plans, a sample builder’s contract, a sample land rental agreement for a tiny house, and a how-to guide packed with building terms, definitions, and facts. You can learn more and sign up on their website.

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This is Stephen’s 8×6 tiny woodworking shop. It’s quite the amazing workshop neatly packed into a 48-square-foot shed!

And he even runs a growing woodworking YouTube Channel out of the shop now.

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He Built An Amazing Woodworking Shop Out of a Tiny 48-square-foot Shed!


Images via YouTube/Stephen’s 8×6 Workshop

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This is an artist’s 753 sq. ft. workshop w/ a 300 sq. ft. tiny apartment within which makes it perfect for a live/work situation. How would you like to live with your own workspace and tiny home within the same structure? Do you think that would be useful for you?

The building was built in 2008 and I bought it in the pre build period. The loft was originally just a mezzanine space of which I’ve added hardwood floors, a kitchen, cabinetry, storage closets and a sleeping loft. Yes a loft in the loft. Loft squared.

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Artist’s 300 Sq. Ft. Tiny Apartment In Live/Work Artist Workshop

753 Sq Ft Artist Workshop with 300 Sq Ft Tiny Loft Apartment

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I’m excited to share one of Deek’s latest tiny house videos with you… It’s a 227 sq. ft. a modern industrial tiny home on wheels.

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is the author of Humble Homes Simple Shacks, HGTV/DIY Network host/designer, and creator of RelaxShacks.com.

This micro house on wheels was designed and built by Yestermorrow Design School students in Waitsfield, Vermont.

It features a full kitchen, bathroom with a composting toilet, and lots of storage throughout.

Yestermorrow actually created a documentary you can watch right here based on the students who built this house from design to completion.

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Would You Live in This 227 Sq. Ft. Modern/Industrial Tiny House Built by Yestermorrow?

Would you live in this 227 Sq. Ft. Modern Industrial Tiny House?

Image: Yestermorrow

Watch the video below so you can go inside the 227 house w/ Deek:

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Guest Post by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

Aside from working on a custom tree house for a Boston-area client, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of www.Relaxshacks.com has also been working on completing a ANOTHER BRAND NEW cabin for people to check out at his upcoming hands-on tiny house building and design workshop Nov. 15-17 in MA (you’ll see SEVEN cabins in all, including THE FIRST TUMBLEWEED).

He has also been wrapping up the details on his tiny house on wheels, “The Cub”, that workshop attendees will be seeing, AND on this little cabin in Vermont, that cost a mere $300 to make. There’s a vlog video on the cabin you can check out below, and here are a few as-of-yet released photos on the progress he’s been making in Vermont, where he’s mainly building with recycled materials….part of the focus of his upcoming gathering.

DIY Micro Cabin in the Woods by Derek Diedricksen


I encourage you to see more of this tiny cabin and learn more below:

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Just wanted to let you know that I’m on my way to the Vermont for the Yestermorrow tiny house fair this morning.

I’m so excited to get to hang out with 30+ other tiny house enthusiasts along with the likes of Dee Williams, Jay Shafer, Derek DiedricksenBrian Levy, Lee Pera, Abel Zyl ZimmermanPeter KingDan LoucheMariah Coz, Tammy Strobel, Logan SmithAbe Noe-HaysGwendolyn Hallsmith, Lina Menard, Sam Harrington, and more. I’m so excited!

I’ll do my best to update the blog and our Facebook while I’m there and Yestermorrow will be doing the same thing here.


Photo Credit Four Lights Tiny Houses

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Last month Dan and I got to run the first official Tiny Home Builders tiny house workshop together.

And I had a great time getting to be a part of it. Especially interacting with all of the awesome participants we got to have.

We had such a good time, that some of them even shared their thoughts and experiences with us on video.

Besides getting hands on experience, lectures from Dan, and getting questions answered during the workshop we also got to watch some of Dan’s videos during breaks and lunch time.


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Guest Post by Andrew Odom of Tiny r(E)volution

Since December of 2010 when we first stumbled across the tiny house living lifestyle we have had a dream to build our own, custom, tiny house trailer.

Having both lived in more traditional “sticks and bricks” homes and having both seen our fair share of consumer debt, mortgage bubble worst-case scenarios, and the like, we realized that we wanted something different; something more that could only be found in something less, so to speak.

We no longer wanted to live the status quo and fall prey to what we now realize is an antiquated “American Dream.”

We had no desire to get to know Fannie or Freddie and we knew that we wanted to further develop our micro-homestead, our self-sustaining lifestyle, and our desire to have a home that grew with us rather than us having to figure out how to fill it up.

So for the last three years or so (even before our tiny house dream) my wife, Crystal, and I have worked hard at simplifying our lives.

We have minimized the number of clothes we own, the amount of books/CDs/DVDs we own, the types of food we eat, our dependency on cars and travel in general, the number of square feet we need to exist indoors, and our overall debt!

Because of this exchange, we have maximized our quality of life, our love for each other, our concern for the world around us, our ideas of true entertainment, our health (both mental and physical), and our general dispositions.

In regards to our tiny house trailer, we are about 15% into it. We have secured our trailer (30′ long former travel trailer), sandblasted the entire thing, painted it, replaced the tires, replaced the leaf springs, etc. (see photos below).

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If you were to start building your own tiny house right now, which of Tumbleweed’s designs would you pick?

The reason I’m asking is that I just talked to Steve from Tumbleweed Tiny Houses and he graciously asked me if I’d like to be apart of the Orlando, Florida Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop and of course I said yes!

I am even more excited than I was the other day when I found out that I was featured on the Sunday cover of the Real Estate section on the News-Press where Jay Shafer, Kent Griswold, and Gregory Johnson were mentioned. How cool is that?

Tiny House Talk in the News-Press

That’s our awesome little dog, Louie, in our apartment that we just moved into. It’s a 600 square foot place (we went up from 500) and it was a relatively easy move because we just had to go downstairs (same apartment building). I’ll tell you all about it later if you care to know.

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