DSC_1029I have known Deek Diedricksen now for almost 2.5 years. He has served as friend, mentor, collaborator, and subject, multiple times. Most recently he has appeared as a “guest artist” in our popular self-paced e-Cours(E) Small Home. Big Life. But he always has a new project coming out or on the drawing board and this fall is no exception.

The weekend of November 15, 16, and 17 Deek – along with his brother Dustin – is hosting and facilitating a Hands-On Design and Building Workshop in Canton, MA.

The 5th Campout/Hands-On/Get Dirty workshop is a three day (and night) event and will be held rain or shine. There is going to be a great deal of hands-on building (with safety instruction) as everyone works in small groups to design and construct. Each night will end with campfire discussions, slideshows, etc. The days will also feature live demos, conversations on building for less, recycled and reclaimed materials, etc. The weekend will also showcase speakers Chris Haynes – A tiny house dweller who has built both a Tumbleweed XS and a Tumbleweed Bodega (Chris will talk about his super-insulated home, and set-up a small solar array/system for display), Jan Kenney – current tiny house dweller who just happens to live in one of the smallest houses on the scene (formerly the home of Gregory Paul Johnson), and Vera Struck – (Vera is the impetus behind an in-the-works, mobile, educational, tiny-house-classroom on wheels that she has dubbed “The Silver Bullet”).

In addition there will be a tour of five of Deek’s micro cabins, and in-depth look at his salvaging techniques and stash, and a field trip to the first-ever-built Tumbleweed Tiny House. It is going to be an epic weekend.

The cost for the course is $399 and registration can be found toward the bottom of the page here.

HumbleHomesAnd to celebrate such an awesome guy and an awesome workshop we are giving away a copy of Deek’s latest book
Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here.

To have your name entered in the drawing you need ONLY comment on this entry answering the following statement:

I think a good tiny house workshop includes …….




The winner of the Humble Homes book is Sarah Young. She was chosen by random.org. Congratulations Sarah. You’ll have your book soon!