If you are thinking about building a tiny home, or are even on the fence about it, taking a tiny house workshop can be a major help in deciding how you want to go about the project. Obviously, the information that you will obtain during a workshop is immense, but there are other reasons to attend. Here are five benefits to attending a tiny house workshop.
The biggest reason of all is that it's a huge confidence booster. If you have ever doubted yourself (and trust me, if you haven’t, at some point, you will), a tiny house workshop is the place for you. Gaining knowledge firsthand, being able to ask questions and getting immediate answers, and expressing concerns (whether they are founded or unfounded) are all tiny house workshop benefits that will help give you the power to push forward and conquer your tiny living project.
Have you ever had to redo something that was labor intensive to begin with? Mistakes not only cost you money, but time as well. When you are learning the right way from the start, you will save the doubled effort and frustration. Attending a tiny house workshop will help you avoid the common pitfalls that people fall into and give you quick ways to fix the mistakes that you do make. Also, you'll learn tips and tricks on how to buy your tools and materials like the pros. This can save you some serious money on your tiny house build.
Speaking of saving money, one of the best tiny house workshop benefits is the discounts that are available to you. Tiny Home Builders offers discounts on plans, books, and even trailers for the attendees. These are discounts not seen anywhere else and can even potentially pay for the workshop.
A big reason many people attend tiny house workshops is that they are looking forward to meeting the people who they have seen on TV, or read their book, or have visited their site. What is even better is not only do you have the chance to meet these people, but you also have the chance to pick their brains as well. I have seen plenty of people bring their tiny house plans along with them to the workshop and go over them in detail with Dan. This is a service that normally you would have to pay a lot for!
This is a great chance to be in the same room with a bunch of people that are doing the same thing that you are doing. Dan always says, “This is one of the few times that you're in a room where someone doesn’t think you are crazy!” The bonding that comes out of the tiny house workshops is great and the exchange of ideas is super beneficial. But the friendships that you will make with people that think along the same lines as you are the positive reinforcement that you need to push through and finish what you have started.
There are different kinds of workshops that are out there. Many are more information based and less hands-on. Some are more socially focused with idea exchange being their primary purpose. But if you are lucky enough to attend a workshop that is hands-on, you get a little something extra. Trying out power tools for the first time or seeing actual walls going up is a one-of-a-kind experience. For the people that need to touch something to get a feel for how to use it, these hands-on workshops are for you. I have personally witnessed a classroom full of future tiny house builders go from fearing doing electrical work to wiring up their own outlet right in front of me. Sometimes that “ah-ha!” moment look or the “wow, it was that easy?” comment makes it all worthwhile. So, if you are really considering a tiny house project in your future, give a good hard thought to taking a tiny house workshop. There are plenty of them out there, but if you would like to look at ours, click here to find out when we are going to be in an area near you!
Published on 8/2/2023. Published in Tiny House Research, and Tiny House Workshops.