Starting November 2016, Monique van Orden and I have been hosting the workshop ‘Realize your own Tiny House’ for groups of about 20 people. The workshops took place all throughout the country and were a huge success: full groups, waiting lists and positive feedback were the norm. We noticed that there’s a big need for practical information for those who are contemplating their own Tiny House and we had so much fun giving these workshops. Now it’s time for the next step: on April 6th, our online course will be available!
We’ve experienced firsthand how much energy and effort it takes when you want to live in a Tiny House. We’ve spent hundreds of hours doing research and created our own Tiny Houses. It’s a good thing to share that knowledge and help others with their dream of living a more free and simple live in a tailor-made house. But we’ve noticed that it’s a lot of information to pass on in a one-day workshop, and there are people who have trouble freeing their schedule for a whole Saturday. That’s why we’ve decided to develop an online course.
Of course we took this very seriously. We want to offer a complete course with good materials: professional animations and videos, understandable texts, beautiful supporting visual material, exercises and useful links where you can find more information. Concerning the subjects that we’re not that familiar with, like building, designing and off-grid technology, we’ve hired experts. The result is a basic package of 10 online lessons and 3 complementing expert workshops that help you successfully accomplish your Tiny House project. Here’s a preview of the animations, made by Jeffey Tomberg:
In the past week we’ve been on the road with documentary-maker Koen Derksen to record videos for the course. We’ve paid a visit to Bernhard Hoerl from Mindful Homes, in the Tiny House Village Proeftuin Erasmusveld in Den Haag. Wendy and Timothy from Noordwijk Klein also made their house and time available for us. Thank you so much all of you! And, of course, we also filmed in my own Tiny House in Alkmaar.
The course will be available on April 6th, you can find more information on the course page. If you want a reminder for the course on April 6th, sign up for the newsletter on workshops and lectures, you’ll find the sign-up sheet below the homepage.
Just a little longer before you can learn online how to make your own Tiny House dream a reality. We’re incredibly excited about this course and can’t wait to show it to you and hear your thoughts on it!
(this blog was translated from Dutch. The e-course is in Dutch also, unfortunately it is not yet available in English).