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Tiny House Specialty Course: Living Systems & Utilities - Summer 2018

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O.U.R. Ecovillage

1565 Baldy Mountain Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC

Canada

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Living Systems Weekend Workshop: PLUMBING, HEATING & ELECTRICAL

Come join us for this two-day introduction to electrical, plumbing and heating systems! Our goal is to help you understand basic theory, terminology, applications and design of these critical systems that we use every day.

EDUCATOR: BEN GARRATT

These two 1-day workshops aim to demystify the "guts" of your house - the systems that work behind the scenes to turn a simple shelter into a functional home.

The components are available as an optional add-on to the tiny house build the previous week, or as stand-alone sessions, together or individually.

Day 1: Plumbing and Heating - June 30th

This jam-packed day will start off with the basics of plumbing - materials, terminology, techniques and code - and move into a discussion of various methods of heating both air and water, and cooking. Armed with this new information, students will have the opportunity to practice their skills with a hands-on exercise: plumbing a mock kitchen! We'll end the day with a design session, including rainwater catchment/treatment systems, and much more.

  • 09:00 Introductions, and Plumbing basics (Simple code/materials/venting/pipe sizing/design)
  • 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:15 Heating, cooling and cooking (hot water, woodstoves, propane, furnaces, mini splits)
  • 01:00 LUNCH
  • 02:00 Hands-on exercises (install a sink and tap set, replace a toilet, change a washer)
  • 04:00 Design, Integrated systems, Questions
  • 05:30 Finish

Electrical and off-grid systems

Participants will be taken through the essentials of electrical theory and house wiring, and shown basic wiring methods, before an in-depth discussion of various off-grid systems, including solar and wind-powered set-ups. The afternoon will fly by with a hands-on activities to help you absorb the concepts presented and ensure proper technique, before finishing with a discussion of systems design and answering all your questions!

  • 09:00 Introductions, and electrical basics (AC/DC, watts, voltage, current, code, EMFs, panels and design)
  • 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:15 Systems (solar, wind, micro hydro, lighting and design)
  • 01:00 LUNCH
  • 02:00 Hands on exercises (how to install or change switches and sockets)
  • 04:00 Design, system design, questions
  • 05:30 Finish

About your Intructor: BEN GARRATT

Ben Garratt of Tiny Healthy Homes loves organizing and teaching hands-on tiny house build workshops to kick start your dream into action! Based out of Vancouver B.C., Ben is a qualified electrician and carpenter and has been a general contractor for 15 years. With over 20 tiny home builds under his belt, he loves designing, building and helping people to create their dream HOME.

After years of building, Ben discovered he had to reduce his exposure to toxic materials, and this propelled him into learning everything he could about natural building. He immediately started bringing aspects of natural building and Permaculture to every job.

Ben uses his mechanical background, natural building techniques and love of community to create artistically-built spaces that will keep their inhabitants happy and healthy for generations. All of his projects are completed in collaboration with a team of talented and like-minded creatives and tradespeople. for more designs and background, go to www.tinyhealthyhomes.com.

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O.U.R. Ecovillage

1565 Baldy Mountain Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC

Canada

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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