Hands-on - a weekend of fun with tiny results and huge satisfaction!

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10/5  Still at least 2 spots open, maybe 3!

Friday, October 6, 4 to 8 pm (optional design session)
Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, October 8, 9 am to 2 pm

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 workshop outline includes both design and building concepts, with full explanation provided.  

The base frame and roof are already in place so that the project can be completed in a single weekend.  There will be plenty of hands on work to finish it in, with a special focus on interior, systems, and finish work.

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.)


  • For this unique learning experience, a $125 general public, $225 couple/family of two, $50 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Delightful meals and snacks on site are included.
  • Free camping is provided, bring your gear.  No hook ups for RV's but facilities on site can be used.  Contact us for nearby lodgings, there are also some indoor options on site.
  • Reduced Rate / Partial Scholarships / Work Visas are available upon request.
  • 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 all meals are 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: 
Attending Friday Night:  Yes / No
Do you plan to attend the optional Friday night design session? For meal planning purposes, this would be helpful.
Dietary:  Veg, Vegan, Nut allergy, etc. or NONE
Please note any dietary preferences or restrictions.

Camping Type:  Tent , Van, RV (how long), Staying off-site, 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 before 10/1 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.) 

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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October 6th, 2017 4:00 PM   through   October 8th, 2017 2:00 PM
RSVP for exact location
Adams Center, NY 13606
United States
Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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