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  • Tiny Community Centre is nearing completion!
    2014-10-04T19:00:00.000Z
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    The Tiny House Building Workshop Series is finished, and now the Tiny Community Centre is nearly finished too! It's been a month since the workshop wrapped up and I wanted to share what I learned, so those of you thinking of building a tiny house can learn from some of the challenges we faced.
     
    The Workshop
    Although our original plan was to build the house alongside the workshop in a step by step process, certain...
  • Learning & Building!
    2014-08-20T07:36:34.898Z
    There's only 3 workshops left in the Tiny House Building Workshop Series and I couldn't be happier. Wait, that came out wrong, not because it's almost done, but because I am so inspired by Josh and John as well as all of our workshop participants! I am so glad to to have had the opportunity to work all of them because they have made this whole experience more fun than I ever could have imagined! I am also excited for...
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  • Upcoming Solar/Electrical & Plumbing Workshops
    2014-07-28T23:35:13.231Z
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    It's been 3 weeks since the Tiny House Building Workshop started! So far we've learned how to select a sturdy trailer, build flooring and wall systems, learned how roofing is installed and ventilates and circulates air!
     
    Since the workshop started, I've been able to slow down on the organizational aspects of the project and focus on taking in the information as a student. After 4 weeks, I have to say Josh and John are fantastic teachers and have made...
  • First weekend of workshops a success!
    2014-07-08T03:10:36.346Z
    Tiny housers are renegades!
    This past weekend, we hosted our first 2 workshops: An Introduction to Tiny Houses and Building Small on Saturday, and on Sunday, Trailers & Foundations. During the first workshop, we were lucky enough to meet a wide range of inspiring participants working towards living  a more sustainable lifestyle. From engineers to permaculturalists, our group were talented and diverse!
     
    On Saturday, designer and tiny house business owner John McFarlane taught us about design considerations for tiny...
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  • 9 Week Intensive & Weekend courses
    2014-06-02T17:43:05.796Z
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    Are you Interested in Tiny Houses?
    Do you want to know what's involved in building one?
    Starting in July, we are offering a range of hands on workshops designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to learn to build your own tiny house!
     

    What you get

    Talented, knowledgeable teachers who are experts on the subjects of tiny houses and all parts of the build including: trailer and foundation selection and prep, carpentry, finishing, design, plumbing, electrical...

  • Officially launched! Donate/Sign up Now!
    2014-05-30T00:03:14.099Z
     
     

    The Tiny House Project is officially launched!!

     
     
    Let's Make Community Happen!
    Be a part of this project by raising awareness about tiny houses here in Vancouver!
    Donate or participate in the Tiny House Building Workshop Series!
     
    Even $1 helps! 
     
    We also have some really cool acknowledgements/prizes starting at $15 including the opportunity to document your participation in the project by engraving your name in the completed Tiny Community Center, beautiful...
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  • 3d Model & Project Update!
    2014-04-29T07:02:17.079Z
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    It's happening!
    Last week our designer John McFarlane of Camera Buildings sent over a rough sketchup of the house! A few details will change with the design(we are still working out placement of the windows and sizes due to the salvage situation) but I love what he's done with the back facade!
     
    Things are moving along on all other fronts as well; this past week we found a trailer, we just need to secure the paperwork as well as fix a few things(thanks Nathyn!), Secondly,  ...
  • Why the City of Vancouver Should Legalize Tiny Houses
    2014-04-07T21:21:41.829Z
    If we stand a chance in slowing the rate of climate change, we need to make a radical shift in not only our daily habits, but also where we live. To do this effectively, there needs to be the willingness to innovate on a municipal level. Lucky for Vancouverites, the City Vancouver created the Greenest City Action Plan(GCAP) in order to become the world’s greenest city by the year 2020. The plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce construction waste by promoting the...
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  • Tiny House Building Workshop Survey
    2014-03-28T22:18:59.761Z
    So it's getting closer and closer each day!
     
    As I'm sure you know, I am planning a tiny house building workshop in association with Camera Buildings this summer and I would love to have your input!
     
    The workshop will start in June and run 2 days a week for approx 3 hours a day until the end of August. In order for our instructors to offer the best course possible, we need your input!
     
  • Demolition of 1735 east 33rd
    2014-01-29T06:17:09.860Z
    Getting the word out about this project has really paid off!
    A few weeks ago, my friend Jenna 'heard through the grapevine' that a house her friend lived in was being demolished ; the demo company was looking for people to reuse any useful materials from the house. She directed me to facebook page for Vancouver Co Housing.
     
    I sent Vancouver CoHousing a message and immediately recieved a response from an awesome lady named Tayrn. As it turns out, she happens to be good...
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