Tiny House

In 2023 we are building a tiny house on the Low Technology Institute property. We’ll have a series of workshops for people to learn timber framing, masonry, roofing, solar-panel installation, wattle-and-daub and plaster walls, and more.

One goal of this project is to highlight our Ten-Mile Building Challenge, where builders are tasked with constructing something using local materials.

We will also chronicle our build in a weekly series on YouTube. See the trailer below and subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss an episode.

If you’re interested in one or more of the workshops, please fill out the following form to be put on the mailing list.

Ways to Get Involved

We’re hoping to work with a variety of folks. Please get in touch with us at info@lowtechinstitute.org for more details.

  • Volunteers: We’re looking for folks who want to get involved and spend time helping us in some aspect of this project, from physical labor to creating online resources.
  • Students: Workshops are a great way to get hands-on experience with a skill and to be able to have a real back-and-forth with someone in person — we can only learn so much watching clips on YouTube!
  • Trade Professionals: If you’re a professional and want to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. While our staff has experience, construction, masonry, roofing, etc. isn’t our full-time business, and students will benefit from your real-life experience. Depending on the nature of your involvement, some pay may be available.
  • Comm. or Film Students: We are looking for a person or small group to film our project and help put together the weekly episodes.
  • Philanthropic Organizations: This project has costs above that of a typical tiny-house construction project. Staff must put in hundreds of hours to offer reasonably priced classes, build in an experimental way, and put out free information and resources.