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Fall Tiny House Workshop with Dee Williams from PAD Tiny Houses

Do you want to learn all the technical design and construction information you need to build your tiny house on wheels from an experienced teacher in a supportive and fun setting? Then check out PAD Tiny Houses’ upcoming Tiny House Workshop in Portland, Oregon on November 12-13, 2016. About Dee Williams PAD’s workshops are led by […]

Dee Williams Downsizes, Again!

Dee Williams has lived in her simple, 84 square foot tiny house on wheels for 12 years. She designed and built the home by hand in 2004, and as one of the first tiny houses on wheels in America, attracted quite a bit of attention for it. Endless camera crews, school groups and aspiring tiny […]

TINY: A Story About Living Small documentary now available on DVD and on iTunes!

The following is a guest post from Merete Mueller. A little over three years ago, Christopher Smith and I (Merete Mueller) had two crazy ideas. The first was to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and the second was to make a documentary film about it. We were motivated by the question: […]

Don Vardo – Micro House by PAD

This is the Don Vardo by Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD). The first Don Vardo was designed and built by Katy Anderson in 2010. Plans are now available for this micro home. “The Don Vardo is a great starter tiny house project, perfect for a detached office, guest quarters, or a weekend get-away or hide-away. It’s a […]

Tiny House Fire

Dee Williams just shared some sad news with the tiny house blogger community. Kim Langston, a friend of Dee’s, was almost finished building her own tiny house when it was caught up in a barn fire on July 22, 2012. Unfortunately the house wasn’t covered by insurance. Here’s part of what Dee told us: “The house […]

Smalltopia – A Tiny House

Tammy and Logan will soon have a tiny home of their own. It’s being custom crafted for them by Katy Anderson and Dee Williams at Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD). The total cost including labor will be about $35,000. For several years Tammy and Login have been working to downsize their lives, go car free, and […]

Yestermorrow Tiny House Design/Build Workshop

Starting on September 18, 2011, Dee Williams and Paul Hanke will be teaching a 12-day tiny house workshop at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont. Here’s a part of the course description: In this intensive course, students will spend mornings and afternoons building a small house on wheels, including framing, interior and exterior finishes, insulation, and […]

Go House Go

Dee Williams at Portland Alternative Dwellings has just published a great ebook called Go House Go – How to Build a Tiny House on Wheels. In just 21 pages Dee provides the answers to the most common questions by new tiny house owner-builders. Some of these topics are: How, why, and where to apply structural […]

Dee Williams on PBS

Dee Williams built her Tumbleweed tiny house several years ago for about $10,000 from a lot of reclaimed building materials, which helped keep the cost low. So besides being a tiny house, it’s an excellent example of how used building materials can be taken out of the trash and made new again. I first saw this story on […]

Tour Dee’s Tiny House

On April 17 & 18 (2010), Dee Williams will open her home and participate in a sustainable home tour in Olympia, Washington. Dee’s home is one of the first Tumbleweed tiny houses and was created using many reclaimed and recycled materials. So beside being a tiny house, it’s an excellent example of how perfectly usable building […]