Hayes has been in the construction business for more than 30 years, building big and small structures. She's a Green-Advantage Certified General Contractor, Master Plumber and Master Gas Pipe Fitter. Just outside Berryville, Va., on her Two Filly Farm, she rents construction sites where people can build their own tiny homes, paying for as much help and consultation from Hayes as they want.
At semi-annual workshops, she leads attendees through the process of building tiny. Not just how-to lectures, these are hands-on affairs with instruction on everything from tool safety to design to construction principles. The next workshop's just around the corner: June 24-26, 2016.
At the workshop, participants will work on at least two tiny homes in progress. One, a 26' gooseneck-trailer model, has its framing in place; so, it's an opportunity to see the bare bones of a house and learn about wiring, plumbing, roofing and siding a tiny house. Another house, further along in the construction process, will get a bathroom installed during the workshop. Time permitting, participants may help with construction of a subfloor on a third project.
We've had the pleasure of touring Robin's build space and talking to the participants at one of her workshops to answer questions about our own build. I can't think of a better way to learn the ropes of tiny house construction than at one of Robin's workshops. Get more information at the Build Tiny website.
Pictures courtesy of Build Tiny.