Tiny House Construction Series

Hands-on series of events with tiny results and huge satisfaction!. This session focuses on exterior finishes.

Geared to the beginner, the series of eight classes over five months will cover many facets of building, with each workshop designed to be taken on its own, or as part of the series. 
The framework of the tiny house is in place, this series focuses on all of the finish work needed to make it a cozy home.

Building a "tiny house" on wheels is one way that people are finding the satisfaction of comfortable living with the possibility of being completely mobile and even living relatively tax-free at the same time.
This workshop series on Building a Tiny House on Wheels will share many details of how to build such a home, with many skills being transferable to conventional building as well.

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October 6 to October 8, 2017  Overview of tiny house construction, hands-on!

2018 Series
Sign up for one or more, each class is a stand-alone workshop specific to a topic, though general considerations will be discussed and questions are welcome.

March 10
   Tiny Homes - finish carpentry and insulation 
March 24   Tiny Homes - drain plumbing, grey water and composting toilets
April 14      Tiny Homes - supply water plumbing, finding water, wells and heating.
April 28      Tiny Homes - interior finish carpentry.
July 7         Tiny Homes - cabinets
July 28       Tiny Homes - countertops and tile
August 11   Tiny Homes - exterior finishes
August 25   Tiny Homes- detailing

RSVP needed due to limited class size please.

Building a Tiny House is presented by Jim Juczak of Woodhenge Self Reliance Campus in Adams Center, NY (near Watertown) in conjunction with the Local Living Venture.

This class will show you how to "do it yourself" for your tiny kingdom on wheels! 
The workshops each include an optional session on building codes and DOT regulations (8 to 9 am, one hour beforre each session begins.) 
Design and building concepts are wrapped into every session as well.
The base frame and roof are already in place and each session addreses a different issue of finishing a tiny home on wheels.  There will be plenty of hands on work to enjoy!

Topics that will be covered include:

DOT regulations
Building codes
Basic wood framing 
Finish carpentry
Solar electric power
Basic electrical wiring: AC and DC
Basic plumbing supply and drains
Composting toilets
Scrounging supplies
Finding land
...and your questions!

Jim Juczak is a former shop teacher of 25 years, among many other things. Jim and his wife, Krista and their family live at Woodhenge, a 55-acre intentional community with several other families they have invited to live there.  Writing (both articles and books), lecturing on a wide variety of self reliance topics, and inventing are amongst the things he does. He also consults on off-grid energy system design and specializes in deep-well solar pumps. His first book, The High Art and Subtle Science of Scrounging, has been in print since 2008. His second book, Water Supply Systems for the Homesteader, became available in 2011.

*   This is a "hands-on" event so bring your work clothes, sturdy shoes, and appropriate outerwear for the weather conditions.
*   Any tools you wish to bring should be clearly marked for easy identification and return (more on this in the RSVP yu will receive.)


  • For this unique learning experience, a $60 general public, $110 couple/family of two, $20 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Sign up for five pre-paid events (out of eight to choose from) and receive the sixth free ($300, for a $60 savings.)
  • If signing up last-minute, arrangements can be made to accept your donation at the event, please mention this when you sign up, with your other preferences also noted.  See "donations" methods highlighted below.
  • A delightful lunch is included in each workshop.
  • Free housing/camping is provided for those coming from a distance, bring your gear.  No hook ups for RV's but facilities on site can be used. 
  • Reduced Rate / Partial Scholarships are available upon request.
  • Cancellation refunds are 50% of the class donation fee, refunds are forfeited if within three days of the workshop.
  • Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.

Class size is limited and a meal is provided, so attendees need to RSVP please.
Contact LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or (315) 347-4223


Workshop Name:  
Your Name(s): 
Phone number(s): 
Number in party: 

Dietary:  Veg, Vegan, Nut allergy, etc. or NONE
Please note any dietary preferences or restrictions.

Accommodations (if applicable): 
Friday night         YES / NO
Saturday night     YES / NO
Both                     YES / NO
Tent , van, RV (vehicle length), prefer an indoor space, etc.

Free semi-primitive camping is available (indoor facilities for ablutions are available.)
Please note your camping space needs and type (tent or vehicle, type and length of vehicle, etc.)

There are some indoor options as well - an intern cabin, a guest room in the main house and a 5th wheel camper.

Your donation can be made by check to "Local Living Venture" at PO Box 736, Canton, NY 13617 or can be done online with a credit or debit card (PayPal account not required.)  If signing up last-minute, arrangements can be made to accept your donation at the event, please mention this when you sign up, with your other preferences also noted.  Contact LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to make any other arrangements.

Woodhenge Self Reliance Campus

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   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617
A 501(c)(3) community-based educational non-profit organization
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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August 11th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
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Adams Center, NY 13606
United States
Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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