TINY HOMES 101 – Calgary


Sept 28/29/30, 2018

Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association (North Hall)

520 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB.

Learn how to design and build a beautiful functional Tiny House.


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An intensive 2-day workshop for those who want to learn what tiny home living is all about and how to design and build their own. Through engaging image rich presentations and interactive activities students will be taken through the practical and technical processes for making their dream tiny house a reality.

What is a tiny home?? A tiny home is typically ~100-400 square feet, often built on a trailer bed, and for $20-50K allowing for a debt free, minimalist, intentional and low-impact lifestyle.


What you will learn:

  • What tiny home living is all about – the bad, the good, and the gooder
  • How to plan and design a tiny home starting from the trailer up.
  • Step-by-step construction process so you know what you’re doing every step of the way.
  • Living systems: Heating, waste, energy and water options
  • Legalities: For the road, building codes and zoning/bylaws
  • Tons of resources for taking the leap


Learning Schedule:

Friday evening will be orientation and introductions to the facility, class, and teacher. We will introduce what tiny houses are and why they are so appealing.

On day 1 we will cover how to design a tiny house. Important topics we will cover will include functional home design for our cold climate, how road rules and trailers set limitations on your design, how to maximize your interior space, and we will cover a process for determining a floor plan. Loaded with the basic information to start designing, students will then replicate tiny house floor plans using supplied images of famous well designed tiny homes. Lastly, we will review tiny house utility options and products.

On day 2 we will cover the topic of legalities (zoning, bylaws, and building codes), and will go over the steps of constructing a tiny house. We will also be recreating our tiny house designs from the previous day to-scale outside on the ground! Students will get to walk through and be toured through these mock tiny houses, so they are better able to design a layout that’s a perfect fit for them.


About Food & Venue:

Complimentary coffee and tea will await you in the morning and be available for you throughout the day. After a morning of using your brain we will be serving a locally catered vegetarian lunch. Good food equals happy students. So be nourished and inspired to learn all the more!

All of this incredible goodness will be offered to you from Winston Heights Mountview Community Centre, 520 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2A6.



-Arrive Friday, Sept 28, 6-9pm for Orientation
-Class runs Saturday & Sunday, Sept 29/30, 9-4:30am
-The schedule for both days is as follows:
  • 8:45-9am – Coffee/tea and Welcome
  • 9am – 10:30am – 1st Class session
  • 10:30am – 10:45am – 15 min Break with refreshments
  • 10:45am – 12:15pm – 2nd Class session
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm – 60 min Lunch Break
  • 1:15pm – 2:45pm – 3rd Class Session
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm – 15 min Break with refreshments
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm – 4th class Session


Here is what previous students said about this course:

Anniken R. – 10/10“I really genuinely loved this entire course! This is the best weekend I’ve had in a very long time. The content was fantastic, a great blend of conversation, experience, videos, technical design, AMAZING FOOD and tiny homes to actually help visualize the process. Thank you a million times over, this is the first step to some amazing changes to come for me.”

Jennifer D. – 10/10“Thank you so much! I feel so incredibly enlightened and excited about construction, tiny houses, and intelligent Home Design. I would definitely recommend this course.”

Dallas M. – 8/10“This course gives you a lot of practical knowledge in a short period of time. It puts everything together in a way just internet research never could. And you meet a bunch of great people!”

Leon M. – 9/10“Was blown away by the quality of the course, instruction, facility, food and classmates. I thought the price was reasonable before the course, and afterwards realized that it was an extremely high level of value for the price of the class.”

Shelley – 10/10“Great class with knowledge and quest speakers giving valuable information in an easy to understand format even for the person who has little knowledge previous to this class.”