I went to a few workshops in May and learned SO much and met the most talented, fascinating, kind people. Posting some pics of the workshop so you can get an idea of what went on. Now, I have absolutely no background at all in building of any kind, which is what makes this interesting for me. The people running the workshops were so patient, helpful and informative and I initially went to Memphis, TN (close to home) to attend a Relax Shacks workshop with Derek Diedrickson, his brother, many other really cool smart Tiny Home folks, including Joe Everson of Tiny Tennessee Homes https://www.facebook.com/tinyhouselistings/photos/pcb.894906447205061/894905920538447/?type=1. Not only did I get to work on the building of multiple projects, including pallet chairs, a treehouse, learned how to make my own DIY washer and dryer with a bucket (I love this stuff) I also got to tour the actual houses. I fell in love with the modified A frame they had built. I had seen it on RelaxShacks youtube channel, but it seemed too small for habitation. Not so in real life.
I also attended Claudine Desirees’ (www.cruzincob.com) cob building workshop in Bonny Doon, Ca, which was such a blast and so empowering. Miles Taylor of Mudd Bugs taught me to use a hand saw..oooohhhh, love that. Again, hands on with lots of explanation. This is so fun and I am learning so much. Also volunteer for a day (had to move before could do next) with Habitat for Humanity. Again, learning so much, got to use really cool tools. I wish I could get paid for doing this, but, alas, would probably take the fun out of it.
I don’t know if I mentioned this, but without planning to do it, I have lived out of my 21 foot RV for the past two years while travel nursing, so I am quite used to small spaces. At this phase in life, I actually prefer it.