Why not get “hands-on” at a tiny building and designing workshop? It’s one thing to imagine building, and quite another to try it yourself. Head over to Memphis, TN to meet presenters, see demos, tour six houses, build a rocket stove and help construct two tiny cabins.

At Relaxshack’s three day gathering, you won’t be relaxing at all. You will learn about affordable building, design and decor from host Derek Diedricksen plus many other tiny builders, bloggers and dwellers. To claim your workshop spot, taking place April 11-13th, sign up here.

Joe Everson’s Tennessee Tiny Homes is the workshop location

A Real Building Site:  Just outside Memphis, Tennessee Tiny Homes builds on its six-acre site. It’s where the hands-on workshop takes place, so you may view six cabins and other projects underway. There’s inspiration from seeing new and salvaged materials used in these builds. You may also camp out there!

Transforming A-Frame cabin designed by Deek Diedricksen and built by Joe Everson

A-Frame Love:  We just adore the Transforming A-Frame, because it’s simple, cute and practical. This first build by Tennessee Tiny Homes is nice and sports plenty of space to hang out, work, pursue a hobby, or vacation somewhere.  With few materials needed, it can be built for around $1,200 each…and this one is in Memphis.

Eight tiny house builders, bloggers and dwellers in Memphis

Relaxshacks workshop: There are few hands-on workshops, where you can swing a hammer and learn from experienced folks!  If you are able to travel to Memphis on April 11-13th, then $400/ticket is money well-spent. Deek Diedricksen brings his knowledge in building, money saving tips and salvage materials, while the other presenters share their best practices too. Ergo, you should reap savings there.

Workshops elsewhere: In North Carolina, the first national Tiny House Conference takes place in early April, with a $300/ticket price that seems worth it. Dee Williams will keynote, 12 other experts present in two tracks, and there are houses to tour. We also applaud Portland Alternative Dwellings which runs monthly (free) mixers, hands-on workshops and helps tiny housers progress in the Northwest and nationally. Do you have other tiny house gatherings to share here?

Tumbleweed workshops: You likely know about our workshops in 30 cities this year, where locals learn about tiny house building, living and connecting with each other. The workshops are led by tiny house experts, with guests and house tours depending on location. It’s often a first introduction to the tiny house world, and attendees are pleasantly surprised to find like-minded individuals.