Before we built our house with boards and nails, we built it over and over again in our dreams. I would literally go to sleep wondering about where to put the sink and wake up the next morning with a new idea for the kitchen layout. So when I met tiny house builder Robin Hayes and she gave me one of her construction pencils, I loved—and identified with—the words printed on it: "Dream big, build tiny."
That's Robin Hayes' motto. With more than 30 years of construction experience she can build the tiny house of your dreams...but what she enjoys more is teaching people to construct their own tiny dream houses. I've written before about Robin's workshops. She's holding the next one October 7-9, 2016, in Berryville, Virginia. Participants work on at least two tiny houses in different phases of construction, learning about framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing and more. Construction novices can arrive a day early for a Beginner's Tool Workshop. I don't know of a better way to learn the ropes.
We'll be stopping by the workshop to talk about our build and life in a tiny house. Get more information about the workshop at Build Tiny. And even if you can't make it to the workshop, keep dreaming big.
Photos by Thom Stanton, courtesy of Build Tiny.