Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May 2024
This three-day course runs from 9.00am to 5.30pm at Earthship Brighton in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Learn how to create an inexpensive, green home. An introduction to Tiny House design and building techniques with theory and practical hands-on sessions.
What will the course cover?
Learn how to build a tiny house structure. This intensive three-day course is designed to inspire you and give you the basic skills required for design and construction. The course covers both stationary such as timber frame, and mobile structures such as a trailer. You will also learn how to incorporate sustainable materials, renewable energy options, cladding and roofing solutions.
This course provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the various construction techniques. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the principles of tiny house design
- Construct a basic structure erecting a timber frame, waterproofing and installing the cladding
- Consider smart solutions for tiny house storage
- Understand the various considerations when constructing a tiny house.
- Build a pitched roof, and learn the basics on electric and plumbing systems
By the end of the course, you will have an overview of Tiny House building, know the basics of designing a structure and have the practical skills to start building.
Who is the course for?
This course is open to anyone aged 16 or over. It will be of interest to architects, planners, builders and engineers, as well anyone thinking about building their own home. It is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who are familiar with eco-building and want to know more.
This is an intensive practical and theoretical course; expect long days of hands-on work with short theory sessions, but also lots of fun.
Where possible we aim to make our courses accessible to people with physical and learning issues. Please contact us before booking if you think something might affect your ability to take part in this course.
Stanmer Park (near University of Sussex)
South East England
Get directions to our meeting point in Stanmer Park.
If you intend to book accommodation, please check availability before booking a place, as accommodation in Brighton can be hard to find, especially over the summer months.
Get details on local accommodation and Brighton Permaculture Trust supporters who can provide accommodation in their homes.
Fees include tuition, refreshments access to notes/resources after the course.
- £340 – Sponsored/organisation rate
- £340 – Individual income more than 25k/yr
- £285 – Individual income 18-25k/yr
- £230 – Individual income less than 18k/yr
- £175 – Individual, concessionary rate (check eligibility)*
We endeavour to make our courses and events affordable to all. Unfortunately, we do not receive any external funding for most of these and rely on large amounts of voluntary input.
See the cancellations and refunds policy.
Booking your place
Booking is essential, as most of our courses/events are fully booked weeks in advance. However, if places are still available, then bookings can be made until midday the day before the course/event. A place is not secured until we have received the requested payment.
If you have completed the booking process but you haven’t received a confirmation email from us please contact us to check your booking has gone through.
If you are booking within two weeks of the event, or the event is nearly full, you will not have the option to pay by BACS. Instead, you will need to pay immediately using a credit/debit card or PayPal.
Thanks to our funders