Well, as "Tiny House Summer Camp" (a tiny house building, 4 day workshop in Vermont, with camping/lodging) comes closer, I've been making trips up to my camp in preparation. Above, what you see isn't my camp, but a neighboring log cabin that we'll be using for lodging, and as a backwoods classroom for some of our speakers and discussions. Aside from the log cabin, we also have two or three other locales where we'll be congregating as a group to openly discuss tiny house construction and design concepts. We still do have about three or so spots left for this camp (July 6-9)- email me at kidcedar at gmail dot com if interested. ALL the speakers, and the weekend's overview can be found at the large link on the top of this blog.
Above, is me at Goodridge Lumber in Albany, Vermont, a place I've been going to for years and years. The best! I WISH all this wood was mine, but we have picked up quite a few loads for the project, a tiny cabin in the woods, that we'll all be working on together at the workshop. www.goodridgelumber.com- if you ever contact them, tell them I sent you- VERY good people over there.
My dog, Orzo, at a nearby fishing and swimming hole that I can lead you all to. The water is VERY clean. I might even consider having the group meet here one day for a discussion topic. Bring your cameras! -and your fishing gear as there is TOO much to see in this area and I'm going to make sure attendees have some free time each morning to see the sights if they choose. Meanwhile, others will be welcome to get a head start on the building process back at camp.
This stack of boulders is about 300 yards from my own cabin.
A nearby stream. Like I said, the landscape around this area is amazing. If I owned this land, there'd be a cabin on it in a heartbeat, a tiny little 8' by 8' that blends into the woods....
My other neighbor's snowmobile camp, which we might also get to see, and hear his do's and don't of building your own house. We'll see- so many scheduled speakers, events, trips, and work to do, and so little time....
Again, kidcedar at gmail dot com if you might be interested in signing up, while there is still space!
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen