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More on our "Tiny House Summer Camp" Building Workshop in July
April 7, 2012, 10:24 am
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Here’s one of our classrooms for the weekend-long workshop….(which is already filling up)…. if we had classrooms like this when I was in school, I might have been on time more often! Sippin’ iced tea, while cooking food by a campfire and discussing tiny house building techniques- I can’t wait!

Stream-fed water system, and solar powered!

 We still have more info to come, and at that point we’ll have more of a FULL, and final billed roster for this weekend long workshop (Fri to Mon- July 6,7,8,9th). Its gonna be fun, a few meals included, guest speakers and a field trip or two, and yes, definitely some building, from pole/foundation setting, to framing…. a log notching demo, some solar cooking (weather permitting)- and all with GREAT hiking and fishing nearby.

We’re looking for any sponsors, tool companies, and anyone who might want to be tied to some of the photos and video we take during this. kidcedar at gmail dot com (email this address, if you might be interested in the workshop too). We’re limiting it to 15 people or so, to keep it small, and very hands-on.

For any newcomers, aside from a link to my brand new tiny housing book, “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, below- only $11.53 on Amazon.com- here’s an older video of my Vermont Cabin, on the site where this workshop will be held. We have 35 wooded acres between my property, and my neighbors, to roam and build in.

We’ll also be assembling, and improving upon this little demo cabin- one called “The All Eights”- and then some… we’ll give this model a deck, a new roof approach, and just generally experiment with it to get people swinging some hammers! We might even add, time permitting, another more free form project, where attendees really will have a chance to experiment and challenge themselves….

Guests as of now….
     WILLIAM ROCKHILL of BEAR CREEK CARPENTRY (who has built MANY log cabins, and has built numerous Tumbleweeds for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. The man knows his stuff. www.bearcreekcarpentry.com

     MARIAH COZ– of cometcamper.wordpress.com– who will bring along, and talk about her road trekking camper, a classic Avalon that she’s rennovating in a green fashion, and using for educational tours, when complete.

     THE HICKSHAW CABIN (or one of my other micro cabins from my video series on youtube (“Tiny Yellow House”) will also make the trek up there for display, a talk on building with free and recycled materials, AND will be available for one person to stay in, during the weekend.

    If YOU want to bring up and showcase your cabin on wheels, or unique portable dwelling, contact me.

     And perhaps one/two more guests….

We’ll tour a TREEHOUSE (The U.B. 30), My own Vermont Cabin (built almost entirely with hand tools), The Moore Camp (log cabin shown), several budget-constructed structures, and we might even take a trip to either a local saw mill, or a compound of tiny rental cabins….
    There will be campfire discussions at night, 2 meals included, and you’re welcome to stay in the log cabin, treehouse, or my vermont cabin- first come, first serve (in terms of how early you register). $399 early bird to register until May 15th. $475 afterwards. kidcedar at gmail dot com.

We hope to see some of your there- its going to be GREAT! Last years workshop sold out quickly, so don’t wait too long…

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

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