Tiny House Design/Build

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Tiny houses (homes typically between 64 and 300 square feet) are springing up all over the country -- from Vermont to Oregon to post-Katrina New Orleans -- as well as all over the media landscape. They can be affordable and energy efficient, reduce materials consumption, and cut your carbon footprint. A tiny house is perfect for an office, art or writing studio, children's playhouse, meditation/yoga space, guest house, or even a fully equipped dwelling. In this intensive tiny house workshop, students will spend mornings and afternoons learning basic carpentry skills while framing and sheathing a tiny house. Evenings will be spent in the design studio, where students will learn design fundamentals and contemplate how to efficiently utilize space as they create drawings, plans and models for their own tiny houses. They can be built on wheels, on the ground, in many different styles and from many different materials. Field trips and slide shows will introduce students to a wide range of design ideas.

Instructor Lina Menard, has blogged about her experiences as both a student and teacher at Yestermorrow. You can read more on the Niche Design Build website


AIA Credit Courses, Sustainable Design Build


All levels


  • Sterling College: 5 Continuing Education Units ($650 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 70 HSW Learning Units

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