Tiny house workshop
Wanting to design or build your own tiny house? Come and learn how! Gain knowledge and confidence needed to build your own tiny house.
Short on time?
Come to the Weekend Theory Workshop which includes a Raglan Tiny House Tour.
Experts from around NZ will come and share their knowledge. We will be cramming as much good stuff in as we can!
Want the full experience?
The Hands-On Workshop starts with the Theory Weekend and continues on. Get guidance from qualified builders and even more expert speakers,test drive the tools and techniques needed to build a tiny house.
Both the Weekend Theory Workshop and the Full Hands-on Workshop are fully catered, include accommodation and are held in the beautiful beach town of Raglan.
Weekend Theory Workshop
Speakers from around NZ guiding you through everything you need to know to design and build your own tiny house, why buildings fail and how to build better.
Our experts will start from the ground up, taking us through the nuts and bolts of how to build your own house and the options along the way.
Theory Covered: Laws, Trailers, Framing, Roofing, Windows, Cladding, Hardware, Insulation.
Weekend Theory Workshop + Tiny Tour
More experts talk on the process of building, about utility's and building off grid. We do a tour of tiny houses in the area then finish with a do's and don'ts of design and project management to really set you off to a great start with your build or design.
Theory covered: Plumbing, Power, Compost Toilets, Off Grid, Finding Land, Designing Your Own House.
Tiny House Tour: We visit local tiny houses and their owners.
Hands-On Workshop: House Raising
You will be working along side our builders and crew as they guide you through the house making process, getting a taste and a turn at each part of the construction.
We build the frame and stand it on day one, taking the theory knowledge from the weekend and building on it with hands-on experience. We will show you step by step through tools, materials, framing and how to build a tiny house to be light and strong.
Hands on: Power Tools, Handtools, Materials, Framing, Hardware.
Hands-On Workshop: Ventilation and Blower Door Test
We learn about light weight cladding options and get Proclima to come and talk to us about best practice for ventilation and air tightness do a blower door test which will tell us exactly how well our house is performing.
Hands on: Cladding, Air-tightness,
Theory: Air tightness, Ventilation systems
Hands-On Workshop:Design Your Own House
Design day where we all design are own house with the help of some amazing architects and builders
Guest Designer talks about her system for designing houses, we all draw some plans on paper and then head to the beach (1 minute away) to draw out life size models in the sand and test them out, finding what can be improved and with the support of the builders and designers improve our plans.