Green "Tiny Home" Workshop is Coming to Chicago

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This two day event will answer those questions regarding building a tiny home from one who has lived the dream.

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By the end of your two day session you will have gained priceless knowledge and tools that you can take with you and use to build your very own tiny home for your family.

The Tiny House Workshop is where attendees will learn all the detailed information on green home building that one cannot learn anywhere else. It is being held at the University Conference Center in Chicago located at 525 S.State Street. During the workshop questions will be answered in regard to common and not so common questions about constructing a tiny home, while also delving into the philosophy and movement behind tiny home living. The speaker will go into detail on green building materials, and shares ideas on how to save using recycled products.

The speaker will be builder and presenter Derek "Deek" Diedricksen who has been a fixture in the Small House Movement for the past 5 years. His enthusiasm and "rock and roll" style is unparalleled. Deek has gone dumpster diving to find materials to build houses for less than $1000. The word impossible just isn't part of his vocabulary. Deek is the author and artist of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, (and whatever the heck else would squeeze in here!)" and has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, NPR, ABC, and more.

The Chicago workshop takes place daily from 9am until 5pm. Tickets are $399.00 and seating is very limited. Attendees will learn the fourteen basic tools needed to build a Tiny Home, how to select the best materials, the types of heaters and toilets best suited for these homes, and valuable information on window sizing and fire codes.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company isn’t just a business, it is a movement! With over twenty small house plans to choose from, the company designs homes with a socially responsible platform. Tumbleweed markets houses that range from 65 square feet to 874 square feet. The company is founded by tiny house guru Jay Shafer - who is a recognized leader in popularizing the tiny homes concept.

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