TINY HOUSE FOUNDATION COURSE

Geared towards anyone from custom builders to those just starting out on their tiny home journey, our weekend workshops covers the theory and practice of good building design.

Students are walked through the various stages of construction, the “Big 5” technical topics (orientation, thermal mass, insulation, glazing, ventilation) trailer options, floor plans, legalities, and both on-and off-grid energy and utility systems and more.

“Thank you Ben for an amazing workshop. Our new community of Tiny house friends was an unexpected highlight. You helped me make my Tiny house dream more achievable.”

Our weekend course will guide you through practical exercises so you can start planning and designing your very own tiny house!

Next Course Location: Victoria, BC May 4 ~ 5

Course Dates & Locations

Location & Dates:

Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
5238 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L2

May 4th, 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
May 5th, 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Refunds: up to 15 days before event

Design & Construction Workshop

$349.00

An innovative tiny home design and building education weekend, geared toward those interested in learning basic construction knowledge, tiny house building designs, eco healthy homes and alternative dwellings.

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6 DAY HANDS-ON BUILD COURSE

Led by Tiny Healthy Homes’ design expert Ben Garrett, this 6-day, hands-on build course guides you through the experience of building a tiny house frame. Along with a crew of experienced builders, you will be working on an actual tiny house build.

During this workshop you will learn the safe use of carpentry tools, gain confidence in the building process, in reading site plans and managing trades. We will cover: Framing, Insulation, Siding, Plumbing, Electrical, Flashing, Window install, Roofing, and much more.

The workshop will be intense, packed with learning opportunities, and fun!

With his years of mechanical and construction background experience, reinforced by his commitment to natural building techniques and love of communities, Ben Garratt has created artistic built spaces that will keep their inhabitants happy and healthy for generations.

Next Course Location: Gabriola Island May 6 ~ 11

Note: Registration is now FULL for this course.

What You’ll Learn

Day One:

  • Introductions
  • Site plans
  • Power tools 101
  • Framing

Day Three:

  • Staining
  • Roofing
  • Siding

Day Five:

  • Rafters and Loft
  • Cabinetry
  • Interior walls & trim

Day Two:

  • Framing Continued
  • Flashings
  • Wrap and sheet house
  • Windows

Day Four:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Flooring

Day Six:

  • Cabinetry Install
  • Interior walls
  • Heat and Air Recovery System
  • Wrap Party!!

Course Dates & Locations

Location & Dates:

Gabriola Island

May 6 ~ 11
9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

This course is limited to 10 participants. A non-refundable deposit ($399) is required to hold your place but you will have until May 6 to pay for the remainder of the course

Hands On Build Workshop

$399.00

A non-refundable deposit ($399) is required to hold your place but you will have until May 6 to pay for the remainder of the course. Total cost: $990.

A week-long, intense, fun-packed learning opportunity to get your hand dirty and learn about the safe use of carpentry tools, reading site plans, managing trades and more.

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FOUNDATION + BUILD COURSE PACKAGE

If you are interested in receiving the full tiny house experience we are happy to offer our combined courses at a special rate until April 14th.

TINY HOUSE FOUNDATION COURSE
May 4 ~ 5
Victoria, BC

6 DAY HANDS-ON BUILD COURSE
May 6 ~ 11
Gabriola Island

Note: Registration is now FULL for the Build course.

Foundation Course + Build Course Bundle

$1,149.00

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