'Tiny House' workshop set for March 10 in Canton
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:37 am

CANTON -- Building a "tiny house" on wheels is one way that people are finding the satisfaction of comfortable living with the possibility of being completely mobile and even living relatively tax-free at the same time. An upcoming workshop series on Building a Tiny House on Wheels begins on Saturday, March 10 and will share many details of how to build such a home, with many skills being transferable to conventional building as well. The Local Living Venture has partnered with the Woodhenge Self-Reliance Campus in Adams Center, for this presentation, and will lead field trips to the site for a day of building and learning. Geared to the beginner, the series of eight classes over five months will cover many facets of building, with each workshop designed to be taken on its own or as part of the series. The framework of the tiny house is in place, this series focuses on all of the finish work needed to make it a cozy home.

The first workshop will cover finish carpentry and insulation, with later sessions going into: drain plumbing, grey water and composting toilets; supply water plumbing, finding water, wells and heating; interior finish carpentry; cabinets; counter tops and tile; exterior finishes; and, detailing.

Each class will offer an optional session on building codes and DOT regulations. 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. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The workshop is presented by Jim Juczak of Woodhenge Self Reliance Campus near Watertown, in conjunction with the Local Living Venture. He is a former shop teacher of 25 years and lives with his family at Woodhenge, a 55-acre intentional community shared with several other families, featuring a number of building designs and off-grid living.

Jim Juczak has written books and lectured on a wide variety of self reliance topics. 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.

A $60 general public, $110 couple/family of two, $20 student donation is requested to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.

Housing (for those coming from a distance) and some meals are included.

More information can be found at the website bit.ly/TinyWorkshop.

An RSVP is needed for more details, at [email protected] or 315-347-4223 with the workshop name, your name(s), phone numbers, and number in party.

A confirmation message with all details, including directions, will be emailed within 24-48 hours.