Downsizing the American Dream

A tiny house - Contributed photo

A tiny house – Contributed photo

There is a resounding trend in house building and design occurring that declares that “smaller is better, more manageable, more environmentally friendly and less of a personal financial burden.”

For the young who may be accustomed to retreating into a space the size of a private bedroom or student apartment, and for the senior who is looking to shed a lifetime of collected baggage, “tiny houses” have an appeal that begs for consideration.

Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center is offering a one-day seminar – a comprehensive discussion of the “what and how” of tiny houses. Whether the structure is built on wheels, skids or on a conventional foundation or as a core house, keen planning is required to be a success.

Some sample structural and floor plans will be available for illustration. This is a time for thoughtful planning of practical application combined with ingenuity and imagination.

Applicable building codes if any and other legal aspects will be discussed.
A structure completely self-contained and “off the grid” will be discussed.

9:00 am – 4:00 pmSaturday, April 9
Cost: $65.00

Call the San Juan Center at (360) 378-3220 for more information

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 5:52 am by

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