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