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Tiny House Design Weekend (Tauranga)

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University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus - Level 2 Lecture Theatre

113 Durham Street

Tauranga, Waikato 3110

New Zealand

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A weekend packed with information on Tiny house design, DIY, legalities, construction, certification and community building.

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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. 10am-5pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday, March 29-29th at The University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus - Level 2 Lecture Theatre

Bonus: Saturday evening (5.30-7pm) We will tour a workshop devoted to Shipping container homes. For those interested we will car pool there after our course ends. Address is: xxx Te Puna Station Rd.

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.

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, has been designing, building and running Tiny house workshops for many years. Bens has over 20 years of construction experience and has built 24x Tiny houses many here in New Zealand. He incorporates engaging visual presentations, 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

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University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus - Level 2 Lecture Theatre

113 Durham Street

Tauranga, Waikato 3110

New Zealand

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