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Tiny Home Builders Workshop in Alpharetta

Back on Saturday May 25th, I hopped in my trusty Honda Element complete with its many bumper stickers and drove three hours from Asheville to Atlanta to attend the Tiny Home Builders workshop. Run by Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders and Alex Pino of Tiny House Talk, this workshop was fantastic. My only regret is that I couldn’t stay for the whole thing.

When I arrived Dan was still going through a slide presentation to a warehouse room full of eager tiny house dreamers. I didn’t count everyone but I’d say there were about 30 people there. In his presentation Dan went over what they would be building, how they would build it, and how to be safe while doing it. Once that was over, everyone had a chance to wander through his tiny house and ask questions.

Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

Photo by Laura M. LaVoie

Click below to read more about my experience at the Tiny Home Builders Workshop.

What I loved about Dan’s presentation was his thoroughness. He showed everyone how to use the compound miter saw and allowed one volunteer at a time to do it for themselves. He did the same with the other tools like the nail gun, air compressor, and the impact driver. (As an aside, I really wish we had an impact driver while we were building. We borrowed one when we built our outdoor kitchen and it saved so much time. Too bad we hadn’t discovered it three years earlier.)

After a break for lunch, Dan and Alex gave me the opportunity to speak. Matt wasn’t able to come with me that day so I felt like I was missing a lot of stuff but everyone assured me it was fine. I wanted to keep it pretty casual and answer a lot of questions. Then I stuck around until about 5pm that day before making the three hour drive back to Asheville. Before I left I was able to talk to many of the people there.

I love these hands on workshops. Just like the Relax Shacks workshop I participated in back in April, the Tiny Home Builders workshop gave people a real taste of what it is like to build. I always advise that the best way to start building a tiny house is to pick up those tools and get started. A hands-on workshop like this one can give you a safe environment to make that happen.

Check out Dan’s website for information about upcoming workshops and his post on the workshop here. Also the construction videos on tiny houses from Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders are available here.

Enjoy Alex’s iPhone Photos from the Workshop Weekend in the Slideshow Below 🙂

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Laura LaVoie

Contributor and Tiny House Owner at 120SquareFeet.com
Laura M. LaVoie is a professional writer living in the mountains of North Carolina in a 120 Square Foot house with her partner and their hairless cat, Piglet. Laura graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Anthropology. She has been published in magazines and anthologies on the subjects of mythology and culture. She spent nearly 15 years in the temporary staffing industry before deciding to become a full time writer. Laura works closely with the Zulu Orphan Alliance volunteering her time and the skills she's learned building her own small house to build a shelter for orphans and other vulnerable children living near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Laura also enjoys simple living, brewing and drinking craft beer, and popular culture.

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  • Avatar Linn June 4, 2013, 5:14 pm

    I am asked every single time I open an email from this website. I put in my name and email address and it tells me I am already signed up. It is totally annoying. Just so you know. Thx

    • Avatar Alex June 5, 2013, 2:43 pm

      Hi Linn sorry about that – I do have the settings so that it only pops up once per visitor but if you use a different computer or maybe get your cache/history cleared it will think you are new here. Thanks for letting me know because I’ll double check settings now to ensure.

  • Avatar House Builders June 17, 2013, 12:18 am

    Thank you for sharing information about home builders workshop….

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