Tiny House Design/Plan Basics Class Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Tiny House Northeast answers the basic questions about having a tiny house on wheels designed and built; from approximately "how much" to "where" and addresses important options for heat, hot water, electricity and more. The 2.5 plus-hour session will prepare buyers - or DIY builders that plan to finish the interior of a Weelshell themselves, with a maximum amount of confidence and a minimum of stress. Refreshments are included, as well as a tiny house to view.

Sun, October 15, 2017 in SANBORNVILLE, NH Please use the Contact form to indicate you want to join the class!

FEE: $75./person* until 10 calendar days before the class. Please first use the Contact form to ask to join the class and provide an email address to use for our payment request. The payment is required within 48 hours of the class request. Paid registration CLOSES 6pm the Wednesday before any Sunday class.
WHEN: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:45 - 4:30 pm (check-in time is 1:45. Class starts at 2 pm)
WHERE: Sanbornville, NH. Meeting first in Sanbornville, NH 03872, then continuing to class and tiny house location. Details provided upon payment.

Minimum enrollment: 10 / Maximum enrollment: 25

THIS IS NOT  A CONSTRUCTION CLASS! IT'S A CLASS FOR TRUE BEGINNERS, covering lifestyle, basic design planning and logistics. Once completed, you'll know how to work with the design builders out there (we hope it's THNE, but even if it's not) to build what you want and need. Attendees will also feel prepared to research their parking options, and organize their lifestyle towards a simpler, greener and less expensive way to live in New England.

Researching on your own can be fun and even fascinating, but also incredibly time-consuming and confusing. Take advantage of our knowledge and experience, and develop a clearer vision for your tiny house by attending the class [Bring a notebook and pen!].

Topics covered include:

1. The difference between a tiny house on a foundation, and a tiny house on wheels - the THNE Weelhouse™

2. Locating a legal site to park, including a few of the "easiest" venues, as well as addressing the challenges of parking a tiny house. You want to know these things before make a purchase.

3. Financing a tiny house -if you have to - and insuring a tiny house

4. Resourcing/storing water and electricity, including renewables

5. Weelhouse heat options

6. Addressing sewerage and gray water - or "What's wrong with a flush toilet?"

7. The architectural shapes, including roof styles, that work best for space optimization

8. How to assess what's "got to go": paring down what you own to live happily in a tiny house

9. Working with towns and various regulations

10. The RVIA compliant tiny house: various realities and other information

11. Final Topic is answering your questions or pointing you to where they can be answered. 

Please join us!

*From 10 calendar days before the class until 4 days before the class (when seat reservations are closed), the fee increases 20% to $90./person.

Sorry, there there are no children's rates, student rates, "2-fers" or group rate discounts. The classes are nonrefundable, unless we must cancel the class.

An additional, special 10-person minimum class can be arranged with a 250. deposit. If you would like to organize a class through a library or other institution, club, school or business, please request that their direct staff representative contact us. Thanks!


Feedback/Testimonials Regarding the Planning Basics Classes

A consensus has been determined! Students most appreciate: being in the tiny house; a moderated time at the end of the class for Q and A's; and learning about utilities, their various limitations and options.

  • "It was all covered very well!
  • "You had a great balance! Enough to get the wheels turning (no pun intended) without making it  overwhelming."
  • "Everything involved with legalities of getting into a tiny house- Getting started!"
  • "Enjoyed the whole class!"
  • "You [Isa] were excellent as a presenter. Very clear and articulate"
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