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  • Workshop to Design & Build a Tiny House

    Posted Under: Going Green in Dallas, Design & Decor in Dallas, How To... in Dallas  |  November 8, 2011 12:31 AM  |  3,638 views  |  No comments

    Dallas, TX Workshop

    Design & Build a Tiny House

    You Can DESIGN and BUILD Your Own Tiny House

    If you dream of a tiny home, but aren’t sure where to start, then join us at a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop. You will learn the knowledge you need to build your very own tiny home.

    Since 2004, Dee Williams has been living in her custom Tumbleweed. She built her cozy, environmental home for just $10,000 using mostly recycled materials. Over the past 7 years, Dee has been helping others by hosting green construction workshops for beginners. She has supported hundreds of individual and community projects that are centered on green building and voluntary simplicity. In 2008, she won Washington State Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices. Dee has appeared on the cover of “Yes Magazine”, in “Time Magazine” and presented at “TED”.

    The Two Day Workshop

    The Tiny House Workshop is where you will learn all the detailed information on green home building that you can’t learn anywhere else. During the workshop Dee will answer common and not so common questions about constructing a tiny home, while also delving into the philosophy and movement behind tiny home living. Dee goes in depth on green building materials, and shares ideas on how to save using recycled products. Dee makes sure you create a vision for your very own tiny home, turning it into a reality.

    The Comprehensive Tiny House Building Workshop

    You Will Learn:

    • How to build your home in the most cost effective manner, save money during construction, which jobs you are best fitted to do and when is a good time to call in some help;
    • The 14 basic tools you need to build your home;
    • How you can build a house on a trailer or standard foundation;
    • How to select the best materials for your home and which materials to avoid;
    • The best ways to guard against condensation, one of the key issues with small homes;
    • How to frame and sheath your home;
    • Proper siding techniques: what works best, what materials you can use, their energy efficiency benefits, and how to apply them to your home;
    • The ins and outs of proper insulation and venting techniques for your tiny home and why some types of green insulation don’t work in a tiny home;
    • Roofing techniques that will ensure you properly protect your home;
    • What types of home heaters, water heaters, kitchen appliances and toilets you will need for your tiny home;
    • All about building code restrictions and zoning laws that dictate the size and style of home you can build;
    • All about building code restrictions and zoning laws that dictate the size and style of home you can build;
    • Which re-cycled materials are worth the cost; and where to find them;
    • Tips and tricks to save thousands on your house;
    • Valuable information on window sizing and fire codes;
    • Must have knowledge on sizing of kitchen cabinetry, door sizes, shower sizes, toilet sizing and how to get more compact choices for your tiny home;
    • Detailed information about trailers, from flatbeds to utility trailers to car haulers, including standard trailer sizes and weight capacities;

    Looking to create your own portable small house design? Then this is the class for you.

    Finding The Tiny House Expert in You.

    By the end of your two day session with Dee Williams you will have gained priceless knowledge and tools that you can take with you and use to build your very own tiny home for your family.

    Reserve Your Seat Today

    It is FREE to reserve your seat. We’ll email you reminders as the time approaches.


    Saturday & Sunday, Nov 12-13
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm


    Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    400 North Olive Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201
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    Phone: (214) 303-4172

    Feedback from previous workshops

    “Wow, excellent workshop! I almost didn’t sign up for day two. I didn’t realize that the second day was going to be a day of designing our own house. I really put the knowledge gained on day one to use and now have a house nearly ready to be built.”
    Joyce B., Florida

    “The conference was fantastic. Thank you again, for everything!”
    Jaclyn Zagar

    “Thanks for a VERY informative and interesting workshop in Durham, NC.”
    Linda Brett

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