Tiny House Summer Camp 6- Orleans, VT (w/Camping/Live Building!)- Sept 21-23
September 21-23rd- THREE DAYS of LIVE DEMOS, TALKS from Pros in the field, bonfire talks, tours, and more!!!!
GUEST SPEAKERS and TEACHERS are listed further below- we have MANY! The ratio is almost one teacher for every two or three students. You will NOT get that ANYWHERE else- we promise you.
We start on Friday at 1pm (until almost 10pm)
IF you can't make Friday, we understand, so you'll be brought up to speed when you arrive on Saturday- don't worry! This is common. We'll let you stay later on Sunday too, to make up for it!
This workshop is for ALL skill levels too- its why we have so many people to help you! If you've never built before, you're in good hands....
30+ hours of building, live demos, guest speakers, networking, designing, and more!
LIVE BUILDING- Various cabin builds/projects on our 10 acre spread. From framing to concrete work, salvage construction, tricks of the trade, shingling, and more!
Ethan Waldman- (VT) Tiny House Dweller, author, blogger, podcast host, and more! Check him out through http://www.thetinyhouse.net
Jess and Dan Sullivan- (RI) They built their own tiny house on an extreme budget, are off-grid/homesteading pros, and run ANOTHER TINY HOUSE STORY
Martin Skrelunas- (CT) Preservationist Architect. He'll lead several live money-saving demos, ranging from splitting/making homemade wood shingles, to vintage window repointing and glazing, and more...
Chris Strathy- Chris, aka "The Capable Carpenter" (from NC), will be leading a few hands-on demos/builds- with an emphasis on inventiveness.... Check him out at The Capable Carpenter
Palo Coleman- (MA) Specializing in budget/salvage construction (repurposing, saving money), Palo will give demos on several alternative building techniques, wood preservation methods, and beyond.
Roy St. Clair- (NC) Otherwise known as "Roofin' Roy", this gent is a virtual encyclopedia of roofing and construction knowledge. He'll be there to answer any questions.
Matt Gabriel- (NY) Matt runs the youtube channel "Animal Man Survivor", and we added him years ago as a side attraction with his "wild edibles walks", survival demos, and more. Matt was such a hit with students that we're bringing him back now for a third year in a row!
Dustin Diedricksen- aka "Dr. Demolition" was the co-host of the HGTV series "Tiny House Builders", has built and designed all around the US, and is a professional "Environmental Toxicologist" as well.... so come armed with questions. Dustin's tiny house work has also appeared in the NY Times, Boston Globe, and many other tv shows....
Deek Diedricksen- The original host and organizer of Tiny House Summer Camp (since 2011!), Deek is the author of several tiny houses books, including the bestseller (And Amazon #1 ranked) "Microshelters", runs Relaxshacks.com, and has hosted several DIY tv shows (both for HGTV and The DIY Network).
And possibly more to be announced!
This is our sixth workshop over 7 years (we skipped one year to host elsewhere).
You'll love it, and we love hosting it!
Hope to see you there!
-The Diedricksen Brothers
Note: When you sign up, full details and directions will come a couple weeks before the event/date (for now, just know that its the Orleans, VT area). You CAN tent camp for free, OR rent out our little pods/microcabins (ultra cheap).
Refunds: Up until 45 days before the event, you can get a full refund. After that, with notice, you will not be refunded but will get full credit towards another workshop (Very fair and almost ALL other workshops won't do this for you). If you don't show, don't tell us before the event starts, there is no refund.
This is an off-grid workshop- not for the ultra faint of heart and those that are super high maintenance. There are motel cabins nearby you can rent too- Pine Crest Motel and Cabins, is one of them, or the Newport Motel (Newport VT). Most students opt for those two.
EVERY year its different, and we've now had some students who have signed up for FOUR years in a row. So yeah, apparently, its pretty darn fun!
Other questions- Newenglandrockpress@gmail.com