It was my honor to have had the experience in a workshop with Deek Diedricksen, the infamous man behind Relax Shacks! He’s a notable influencer of the tiny house movement, inspiring individuals in various ways to get creative, thrifty, and dirty. During the three day workshop we built a cabin for the Empty Spaces Project in Putnam, CT. The cabin had a shed roof, reclaimed door, reclaimed slider door as a window, polycarbonate TV window, dismantled bunk bed for seating, and other features of the home that truly made the cabin itself a work of it.
During the workshop we learned the essentials of how to work power tools, to preparing your building materials, assembling the materials, squaring the framing, building headers, building footers, placing jackstuds, learning the types of screws to use, getting familiar with the techniques of using power tools, and hearing multiple guest speakers talk about a tiny house they’ve actually built, systems available for the tiny house, or those who are about to embark on the tiny house journey themselves. Below is a list of stories and resources of people who may be of interest to you.
The following are links that may assist you in your tiny research:
CT/MA Tiny House Meetup
UnforgettableFireLlc.com (Kimberly Stoves)
Silver Bullet Tiny House
Another Tiny House Story
The Tiny House
Some of those links were either guest speakers or links I came across throughout the workshop. I learned that with the help of others in the tiny house community, I am inspired and supported by many people. The workshop provided insightful ways to build a tiny house, provide it with water, and supply it with heat. I will be definitely on the lookout for one in this area again. Deek and the rest of the workshop attendees were a blast.
Below are photos of the cabin, and time lapses of the framing for the walls.
Day One: https://vimeo.com/126662054
Day Two: https://vimeo.com/128099289
Day Three: [Got sick and had to leave the workshop early 🙁 ]