• Home Renovation 102

    WeWork

    Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs. Course content is split over two evenings: Tuesday, June 4th & Tuesday, June 18th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Participants must register on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-renovation-102-putting-your-plan-into-action-tickets-61490374365 Participants may join for an individual session, but we strongly recommend attendance for both Part 1 and Part 2. In each session we will cover: PART 1: Planning and Preparing to Renovate (June 4) Plan and appropriately for your renovation Identify the return on investment of your home improvement choices Set realistic renovation and rehab expectations Recognize the importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision PART 2: Putting your Plan into Action (June 18) Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional Find and select contractors and tradespeople Understand legal considerations: contracts, permits, licenses and insurance Procure supplies and materials Project management, contingency planning and budgeting

  • Home Renovation 101

    WeWork

    Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs. Course content is split over two evenings: Tuesday, June 4th & Tuesday, June 18th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Participants must register on EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-renovation-101-planning-and-preparing-to-renovate-tickets-61489641172 Participants may join for an individual session, but we strongly recommend attendance for both Part 1 and Part 2. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. In each session we will cover: PART 1: Planning and Preparing to Renovate (June 4) Plan and appropriately for your renovation Identify the return on investment of your home improvement choices Set realistic renovation and rehab expectations Recognize the importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision PART 2: Putting your Plan into Action (June 18) Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional Find and select contractors and tradespeople Understand legal considerations: contracts, permits, licenses and insurance Procure supplies and materials Project management, contingency planning and budgeting

  • Tiny Houses on the National Mall

    National Mall

    National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development co-hosting the inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase. And tiny houses will be represented! It's a 5-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more affordable for American families and homes more resilient during natural disasters. Join Tiny House Expedition on the National Mall! We'll be supporting the Build us HOPE -Housing Opportunities Provided for Everyone tiny house exhibit, talking to the public & policymakers there AND on a special panel discussion. >>Many Problems, Mini Solutions Panel Discussion, 6/1 at 2pm!<< Tiny homes: they’re all the rage right now, but what really goes into the building process, and how can this trend be used to reach its full potential? Experts in tiny-home building will discuss the process of producing these structures, and how tiny homes can be an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs. Schedule: https://www.hud.gov/Innovative_Housing/schedule Please see event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/429685574523030/

  • Tiny House Container Open House

    24414 Deer Field Ln

    Open House hosted by Tiny House Container. More info here: http://www.tinyhousecontainer.com/events.html Get a look inside our Display Model and our Concept Container. Bed, Kitchenette and Bathroom, yes, it all fits in a 20ft shipping container! Tiny House Containers offer the most usable width inside. Fully functional, modular, and even off-grid. Check it out!!!

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  • Finding a Place for your Tiny House

    1440 G St NW

    $25.00

    Finding a Home for Your Tiny House! The number one question in the tiny house world is "Where can I put a tiny house?" Join national tiny house expert, Lee Pera, to learn all about zoning, regulations and finding a spot for your tiny house. Lee has started a tiny house community, parked her house in numerous locations, helped others find tiny house parking spots in the DMV area, and taught tiny house workshops across the country. You'll walk away with tools for finding a parking spot, tips for setting up your house to be a good neighbor, and a better understanding of the regulatory landscape for tiny houses on wheels. This Meetup is geared towards those building tiny houses on wheels, not on foundations. This workshop has a fee of $25 and is capped to 10 participants.

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  • Affordable Housing Block Party - Tiny Home Tour

    You're invited to the Affordable Housing Block Party - Featuring local Tiny Homes! This event is hosted by Smalltimore Homes in Baltimore. It is open to the public and registration is required for participation. Register here: https://www.smalltimorehomes.org/events/affordable-housing-block-party-tiny-home-tour Event Will Include: Tiny Build Update Homeless Micro Shelter Demo Kid-Friendly Activities Community Organizers Vendors Nonprofit Organizations Silent Auction, Raffles and Giveaways Affordable Housing Discussion Moon bounce Food, Music and More! In attendance, we need community members, vendors, volunteers, neighbors, volunteers, servicing organizations, volunteers and more nonprofits to help with the micro shelter build and tiny build! General contractors, Electricians, Plumbers, Roofers, Structural Engineers, any one with Handyman skills, or wanting to lend a helping hand are welcomed too. All people are encouraged to attend! Follow us on Instagram: @SmalltimoreHomesDotOrg

  • 3-Day Hands On Tiny House Build Workshop

    Berryville

    Workshop offered by Build Tiny in Virginia. Please sign up on their site: https://build-tiny.com/shop/workshops/3-day-build-tiny-hands-on-workshop-april/ Come join us for the actual beginning of a THOW (tiny house on wheels) build. Friday morning we will meet and greet, go over safety and what to expect, and then we will start building a tiny house. The first task is insulating the bed of the trailer so we can install the subfloor. After the subfloor is on, we will layout and frame the walls. Students learn as we work, pulling measurements, marking stud locations and joining in on discussions on how we decide where to put things. As the weekend progresses, we continue framing, adding in the window and door openings, sheathing the exterior, framing the roof, etc. If you want to learn how to build a tiny house, this is the way and the place to do it. We will show you which tools work the best for each task and guide you to their safe and effective use. By the end of the three days, you will have a good taste of what building a tiny house is all about. It is a great tool for deciding if you want to build it yourself or ask for help. On-site primitive camping and meals are included in the price. There is also a local Bed & Breakfast that offers a discount for workshop attendees. 15 people maximum for this class

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  • Introduction to Tools Workshop

    Berryville

    Workshop offered by Build Tiny. Please sign up on their site - https://build-tiny.com/shop/workshops/1-introduction-to-tools-workshop-april/ During this workshop, we will teach you about many of the tools commonly used in tiny house construction. We start with the basics – pencil and tape measure – and work our way up to compound miter saws and nail guns. You will learn the difference between a cordless drill and an impact driver and learn how to use each of them. This is a class where you will USE the tools. We will share pointers on how to safely operate each tool and guide you through its actual use. Questions are encouraged and we structure our day around the students’ abilities. Lunch is provided. 15 people maximum for this class

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  • MicroShelter Build Day by Smalltimore Homes

    1224 Wicomico St

    This is a monthly volunteer build day held by Smalltimore Homes in Baltimore to build micro shelters for folks experiencing homelessness. More information is located on their website and you will need to register there if you'd like to volunteer: https://www.smalltimorehomes.org/events/march-monthly-volunteer-build Location is the Baltimore Tool Bank. Free, unrestricted parking is available on the 1200 block of Wicomico Street, directly in front of ToolBank entrance. Be mindful not to parking in loading dock driveways.

  • Home Renovation Workshop

    District Bridges

    Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs. Tickets Required for the Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-renovation-for-women-dc-tickets-56064575655 For members of the Tiny House Meetup group, there is a 20% discount code: HardHat20 Workshop Topics Include: Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance Procuring supplies and materials Project management, contingency planning and budgeting Single women are currently the second-largest segment of homebuyers, yet many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin. As two women who independently took on multiple rehab projects and who have worked with dozens of trades specialists, the workshop creators have been asked many times how they did it. Hosts Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat and Lee Pera of Kotierra will share the organizational tools and experience they gained to help others, especially women, become their own project managers and feel confident in making informed and cost-effective decisions when buying and renovating a home.