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Tiny House Design Weekend (Salt Spring Island)

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Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

355 Blackburn Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8

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An innovative tiny home design and building education weekend, geared toward those interested in basic construction knowledge, building design, healthy homes and alternative small dwellings. 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4th, 2018 at the beautiful Salt Spring Centre of Yoga on Salt Spring Island.

Over two days, participants will learn the "nuts and bolts" of how to design and build their very own tiny house. During this course, we will discuss trailer (foundation) options, floor plans, legalities and living systems. Students will be walked through the steps of construction and will learn many do's and dont's that will save them grief and money.

Learn how to design your tiny house in a healthy way for you and for the planet. How to save energy, lower your build costs, and be totally tailored to YOUR dreams and needs. The workshop is geared to all skill levels, from custom builders to those who are just beginning their tiny house research journey. We will arm you with all the information you need to avoid pitfalls and get a smooth start! "Fail to plan or plan to fail". For more information: www.tinyhealthyhomes.com

This includes tea/coffee and snacks.

- Lunch can be pre-booked at the centre ($21) or you can bring your own (see below for details).

- Accommodation can also be booked at the Centre (see below for details).


This introductory workshop is a survey of all the main basics, including:

  • Pros and cons of tiny living

  • The types of tiny homes and how to choose the right one for you

  • The basic “rules” of tiny houses, including sizes, lengths, and other limitations

  • Your dream floor plan and how to lay it out in scale

  • Technical topics like, orientation, structure, insulation, vapour barriers and house wraps, ventilation, and non-toxic finishes

  • How to plan your project like a master, and know what to do first, second, third…

  • Mechanical topics like heat, water, waste, and electricity

  • Construction basics, structural, framing, flooring, windows and doors, roofing, and so on!

About your instructor

Your instructor is Ben Garratt, who has been building tiny houses and running workshops for many years. He incorporates engaging visual presentations, supplementary videos, and hands-on activities. Students will learn step-by-step every aspect needed to design and build their dream small space. Learn more at www.bengarratt.com/about/

Details on meals and accommodation

Accommodation is available on-site from private rooms to camping, for information and booking accommodation follow this link - https://www.saltspringcentre.com/programs-retreats/personal-retreats/

FYI: the accommodation prices are inclusive of meals. If you are booking accommodation at the Salt Spring Centre for Yoga, please make a note during the booking that you are attending the workshop as you may be eligible for a discount. Call the Centre at 250-537-2326 for further enquiries or to book accommodation.

Meals are high quality lacto-vegetarian, primarily organic, fresh and lovingly prepared by our karma yogis. We provide dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan alternatives upon request. Our meals (three meals) are charged at $55 per person, per day. Lunch or dinner as a separate meal is at $21 each per day.

Note: two weeks from the start of the workshop, I will send a confirmation email to all participants. At that point, I will need to know if you require a lunch during the workshop. If you have booked your accommodation with the Centre, your lunch will be included.

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