Small & Tiny Houses

On wheels or on-foundation, you can build a tiny house yourself

Saturday April 15

As part of the Folk School's mission to provide essential skills around sheltering yourself and feeding yourself, each year we sponsor a local high school shop class's efforts to build a small, affordable, legal dwelling. Led by Chatham County's Habitat for Humanity director, Harvey Harman, it offers the chance for high school students to learn how to design, frame, and construct the exterior of a small home.

As part of the Folk School's mission to provide essential skills around sheltering yourself and feeding yourself, each year we sponsor a local high school shop class's efforts to build a small, affordable, legal dwelling. Led by Chatham County's Habitat for Humanity director, Harvey Harman, it offers the chance for high school students to learn how to design, frame, and construct the exterior of a small home.

Here are some photos from our latest build:

2024 Construction Training Series

This workshop focuses on energy-efficient, green building techniques using standard stick frame construction with advanced framing for energy efficiency. The goal is to learn everything you need to complete the exterior weatherproof shell but does not include interior finishing.

It will also touch on alternative building techniques like slip straw, straw bale, timber framing, SIPS panels, cob, compressed earth block, cordwood construction, underground housing, and more. You can save thousands by building yourself and customized exactly how you want!

Instructors: Harvey Harman, Nathan Huening

Please email contact@deepriverfolkschool.com with questions.

Location

Living Well Community
Rising Sun Way, Franklinville NC

Details

Coming soon

Limit 12 people per workshop

Cost

Adults: $80 per workshop or $550 for all 8

Priority space given to those who sign up for all 8 workshops