Why tiny?

You may not have noticed, but while you were asleep, the world changed. It looks suspiciously the same but it’s not the same as yesterday, last week, five years ago. It keeps changing, it doesn’t ask for our permission, and we are forced to change with it. Populations keep growing, the good watering holes get noticed and fill up, and Less is More isn’t just a catch phrase, it simply makes good sense.

The Studio is starting to run tiny House workshops on building. These are carpentry courses on tools and materials, framing a wall, making a folding chair, doors and windows. Basic essential classes that give folks interested in building tiny homes, a resource, a way to get started. Our first is April 9th. Check our site for more details in the Workshops section. We’ve done carpentry classes in the past but never directed towards tiny Houses. Why tiny?

I am not suggesting that everyone live in a tiny House. But there’s something about living a bit easier on the earth that has always seemed right to me. If we can help folks figure out a way to do this and, with an exclamation, do it using good design and solid construction principles, then I’m not just for it. I want to help lead the way.

Tiny Houses give us a chance to try out some big design ideas on a small scale. They give us the chance to design an environment where every construction detail is considered and done well. It’s an opportunity to create for our lives a sense of place that most everyone can relate to.

The world changed and it did not get simpler to live in. Building tiny is our way of making a part of it simpler again.

1-tiH framing wall 2015


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