NW Ecobuilding Guild Class: Building Tiny Homes & Small Spaces – Feb 24

Come Early and Stay Late for Conversation

6:30 – 7:00 PM Social Networking and Refreshments (Provided)

The cost of housing in urban centers across the country is growing steadily.  In Seattle, the fierce debate over rent control and neighborhood integrity necessitates a creative collection of solutions.

LEARN FROM THE PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR TINY HOME COMMUNITY as our panel discusses unconventional living and financing solutions that contribute to the emerging sustainable housing market in the Northwest. Hear about materials, labor expectations, and finer points of innovation that make a shingled home possible.

Our panel:

  • Dee Williams of Portland Alternative Dwellings tells how Portland leads the market in small-footprint living, and shares some of her designs and “tricks of the trade” as a tiny home designer/builder.

  • Leif Espelund and Mason Bowles each found financially sustainable multiple-family options on single family urban lots. How did the bank reply to co-housing and joint purchase contracting? How did their lifestyles evolve? What new opportunities arose? You’ll get these answers and more.

  • Florian Becquereau took sustainable design to the next level, constructing an Earthship for accessory shelter on his property. This new construction technique maximizes resources from the waste stream and provides building supply solutions for low-investment construction.

Bring your questions and contribute your knowledge as well. Facilitators: Chris Landingin and Elly Bunzendahl

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Free for members. $10 suggested donation for non-members. You can also register at the door.

See more info about this event on the Guild’s website: http://www.ecobuilding.org/seattle/building-tiny-homes

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