Tiny House Design/Build Certificate

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The Tiny House Design/Build Certificate is currently full. Please complete the application to the right to be added to the waitlist. 

The Tiny House Design/Build Certificate is for everyone from professionals entering the tiny house market to DIY’ers who want to design and build their own tiny home. The most comprehensive Tiny House course available, the curriculum covers all the must-knows for tiny house design/build and offers students hands-on experience designing and drafting their own tiny house and building a tiny house on wheels for a real client.

Throughout this course, students follow the critical path of the building process. It begins in the studio with examples of elegant, small-space design and hands-on drafting instruction. Students then gain experience in building fundamentals, including framing, electrical, plumbing, window and door installation, and insulation. The final module focuses on exterior finishing.

The 2021 Tiny House Design/Build Certificate will be an online/in-person hybrid. The schedule is as follows:
Architectural Design (Online): Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm April 28 - May 26. Additional evening design sessions will be incorporated throughout the in-person component. 
The in-person component will begin on May 31 and end June 18. A detailed sample schedule is available in the syllabus

Exceeded all expectations, especially the quality of the instructors and their ability to complement each other. - 2018 Alumni

Instructors and staff were all amazing. Definitely went out of their way to help as much as they could. The environment felt relaxed enough while keeping things on track and learning.​- 2018 Alumni



Certificate Program, Whole Structure Design/Build


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  • Sterling College: 10 Continuing Education Units ($1300 additional)

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