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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 […]

Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel

Located in the funky Alberta Arts District of NE Portland, Oregon (map) is the first tiny house hotel in the USA. There you’ll find three tiny houses that encircle a small courtyard. Each house is equipped with a bathroom (flush toilet & hot shower), kitchen (hot plate, refrigerator & microwave), electric heat, and sleeping space. Each […]

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 […]

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 […]

Portland Alternative Dwellings

Dee Williams has launched the Portland Alternative Dwellings website with the web design help of Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens. The first design they’ve created is the The Don Vardo (pictured below) which demonstrates the high quality craftsmanship of the homes they will build. It’s intended to be a writing/guest studio and complete with electric radiant heat, […]

Backyard Shipping Container Office

One of my regular readers, Malcolm, spotted this little building on Oregon Live this morning and passed this onto me. It’s a little home office built from an 8′ by 20′ shipping container. Mike Corvi, a Southwest Portland resident and businessman, bought the gently used empty metal shell for $2,900 and then with the help […]

Little House Construction Workshop with Dee Williams

Dee Williams will be sponsoring a little house construction workshop on June 27, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. It’s a one-day workshop taught by Dee and KT Anderson with a combination of classroom and hand-on training. It’s not a design workshop but a real hands-on construction workshop where you’ll learn things like how to connect your […]

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