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Virtual Tiny House Workshop

Watch, learn, and ask about every step of the build process

Are you interested in learning how to build a tiny house without the expense and time commitment of an off-site workshop? Our virtual workshop allows you to learn at your own pace for as long as you need, all without the costs of traveling.

Follow along with Dan Louche as he builds and teaches you how to build a tiny house from beginning to end. Watch as he explains and demonstrates each step along the way.

The lessons are ordered and broken up into small, easy to learn segments. It’s like attending a workshop in your own house, that you can then attend again and again, as many times as you want. A question and answer forum is also provided with each lesson, allowing you to ask questions and interact with other users on each specific topic.

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What You'll Learn

Aquiring Materials and Supplies

Acquiring Materials and Supplies

In this video you will learn how to build your tiny house shopping list for materials and supplies. You will learn the difference between contractor and DIY plans, how you can save time and money with your building materials checklist, and where you should and should not buy tools that will help you stay efficient and save money. You will also learn the best tiny house trailer types including the features, benefits, and disadvantages of each one.

Ordering a Metal Roof

One of the most complex parts of building a tiny house is understand and purchasing the various components of a metal roof. You will learn what those components are and how to determine how much of each you will need for your home. Correct estimation will keep reordering costs to a minimum.

Tools free

Tools - Drills and Drivers free

Find out the differences between drills and impact drivers, and when to use each tool.

Subfloor Framing and Sheathing

Removing Excess Trailer Boards

Learn which boards can be safely removed from your trailer, and what the benefits of doing so are.

Leveling the Trailer

See the best method to leveling a trailer, and how to keep it level.

Installing Aluminum Flashing

Learn how to cut and install metal flashing on the trailer deck.

Verify Subloor Joist Locations

Avoid a common mistake that can really cause problems later on.

Framing

Learn how to frame the subfloor of your tiny house.

Fixing Framing Mistakes

Learn how to easily fix framing mistakes without destroying your wall or subfloor.

Attaching the Subfloor - Part 1

Learn one method of attaching the subfloor of a tiny house to the trailer.

Attaching the Subfloor - Part 2

Learn another method of attaching the subfloor of a tiny house to the trailer.

Insulating and Sheathing the Subfloor

See how to insulate and attach the sheathing to the subfloor framing

Wall Framing and Sheathing

Wall Framing

Learn how to frame the walls of your tiny house. The framing of the walls is very similar to framing the subfloor, but there are a few new items that need to be handled including widow and door openings.

Working Alone

Dan shares some of the techniques he uses to successfully work alone.

Wall Sheathing - Part 1

Learn how to efficiently cut and install the wall sheathing.

Wall Sheathing - Part 2

Learn how to efficiently cut and install the wall sheathing, part 2.

Wall Sheathing - Part 3

Learn how to efficiently cut and install the wall sheathing, part 3.

Roof Framing and Sheathing

Roof Framing - Part 1

Learn how to cut and install the rafters and ridge board for a tiny house roof.

Roof Framing - Part 2

Learn how to cut and install the rafters and ridge board for a tiny house roof, part 2

Straping

Understand the types of strapping and locations of where strapping should be installed in a tiny house to ensure that it is ready for the high winds encountered while driving.

Roof Sheathing

Learn how to cut and install the roof sheathing. This can be a difficult task while working alone, but Dan shows how easy it can be with the right technique.

Drying-in the House

Roof Felt and House Wrap

Learn how to properly install both house wrap and roof tar paper. This step is important as it is the final barrier for preventing water from entering your house. This step is also important as it prevent water damage prior to the roof and siding being installed.

Doors and Windows

Installing Windows

See the proper way to install a window.

Installing the Door

In this video Dan shows the proper way to install a door.

Exterior Siding

Installing the Exterior Siding - Part 1

In this video Dan shows the various methods and techniques used to install the exterior trim and siding.

Installing the Exterior Siding - Part 2

In this video Dan shows the various methods and techniques used to install the exterior trim and siding.

Installing the Exterior Siding - Part 3

In this video Dan shows the various methods and techniques used to install the exterior trim and siding.

Installing the Exterior Siding - Part 4

In this video Dan shows the various methods and techniques used to install the exterior trim and siding.

Installing the Exterior Siding - Part 5

In this video Dan shows the various methods and techniques used to install the exterior trim and siding.

Roofing

Installing Metal Roofing - Part 1

In this video Dan shows how to properly cut and install the various components of a metal roof.

Installing Metal Roofing - Part 2

In this video Dan shows how to properly cut and install the various components of a metal roof.

Installing Metal Roofing - Part 3

In this video Dan shows how to properly cut and install the various components of a metal roof.

Electrical Rough-In

Electrical Rough-In - Part 1

In this video Dan shows how to rough-in the electrical. This includes installing the recessed lighting, the bathroom exhaust fan, all the outlet and switch boxes, and finally all the wires that run between them.

Electrical Rough-In - Part 2

In this video Dan shows part 2 of how to rough-in the electrical. This includes installing the recessed lighting, the bathroom exhaust fan, all the outlet and switch boxes, and finally all the wires that run between them.

Electrical Rough-In - Part 3

In this video Dan shows how to rough-in the electrical. This includes installing the recessed lighting, the bathroom exhaust fan, all the outlet and switch boxes, and finally all the wires that run between them.

Electrical Rough-In - Part 4

In this video Dan shows how to rough-in the electrical. This includes installing the recessed lighting, the bathroom exhaust fan, all the outlet and switch boxes, and finally all the wires that run between them.

Plumbing Rough-In

Plumbing Rough-In - Part 1

In Part 1 of Plumbing Rough-in, Dan shows how to install the initial phase of the plumbing. This includes installing the shower control and all the supply pipes that run throughout the house.

Plumbing Rough-In - Part 2

In Part 2 of Plumbing Rough-in, Dan shows how to install the initial phase of the plumbing. This includes installing the shower control and all the supply pipes that run throughout the house.

Plumbing Rough-In - Part 3

In Part 3 of Plumbing Rough-in, Dan shows how to install the initial phase of the plumbing. This includes installing the shower control and all the supply pipes that run throughout the house.

Insulation

Insulation

In this video Dan explains and shows how to install sheet insulation in a tiny house.

Interior Siding

Installing the Interior Siding - Part 1

In this video Dan shows all the steps that need to be done before beginning the interior siding. This includes installing the shower, framing around the wheel wells, and hooking up the bathroom exhaust.

Installing the Interior Siding - Part 2

In this video Dan shows how to cut and install the interior siding.

Installing the Interior Siding - Part 3

In this video Dan shows how to cut and install the interior siding.

Interior Trim

Installing the Interior Trim - Part 1

In this video Dan explains all the various types of trim as well as some unique challenges to installing trim in a tiny house.

Installing the Interior Trim - Part 2

In this video Dan explains all the various types of trim as well as some unique challenges to installing trim in a tiny house.

Flooring

Installing the Flooring

In this video Dan explains how to install the various types of flooring in a tiny house, and how to handle the transitions between those types.

Cabinets

Building a Ladder

In this video Dan shows how to build a ladder that can be used to access your loft or other high storage.

Electrical

Electrical - Part 1

In this video Dan starts to finish off the electrical in the house and shows how to install an outlet.

Electrical - Part 2

In this video Dan finishes off the electrical in the house and shows how to install switches, light fixtures, and the breaker box.

Electrical - Part 3

In this video you'll learn to finish off the electrical in the house and how to install switches, light fixtures, and the breaker box.

Electrical - Part 4

Learn how to finish off the electrical in the house and how to install switches, light fixtures, and the breaker box.

What Others Are Saying

extremely well done and professional. Dan is very clear in his explanations, the audio and video quality is very high... Dan’s videos are like having your own private workshop with the added benefit that you can watch each step over and over again until you understand the concept and then go put it into practice. - Kent Griswold, tinyhouseblog.com
I started watching them last night.........OMG!!! They are exactly what I needed! - Kim N.
Although we decided to build on concrete and slightly larger than tiny, your video series was instrumental in building the skills needed - Kai P. - Boston Ma
very well done. His explanations are clear, the video is crisp and clean, and the sound quality is high. - Michael Janzen - tinyhousedesign.com
I've purchased just about every tiny house related resource out there to prepare for building my own house, including books and workshops, and I must say that your course is the best I've found. - John C. - Denver, CO

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