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Comox/Courtenay Tiny Home Building Weekend Workshop January 2019

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - January 20 @ 5:00 pm


An innovative tiny home design and building education weekend, geared toward those interested in alternative small dwellings, begins January 18th, 2019. Over 2.5 days, participants will learn the “nuts and bolts” of how to design and build their very own tiny house. Included in this course, we will discuss trailer options, floor plans, legalities and living systems. Students will be walked through the steps of construction, and learn many dos and donts that will save YOU grief and money.

Learn how to make your custom tiny home have a responsible ecological footprint, save energy, lower your costs, and be totally tailored to YOUR dreams and needs. The workshop is geared to all skill levels, from custom builders to those who are just beginning their tiny home research journey. We will arm you with all the information you need to avoid pitfalls and get a smooth start! For more information: www.tinyhousecoursesbc.com

>> Early bird Tickets on sale November 5 – December 10: $299.00.
>> Regular Price Tickets on sale December 11 – until sold out: $349.00

This introductory workshop will teach you the theory, design fundamentals and practical approaches for preparing to build, buy or live in a tiny house, including:
– Pros and cons of tiny living
– Types of tiny homes, and how to choose the right one for you
– The basic “rules” of tiny homes, including sizes, lengths, and other limitations
– Your dream floor plan and how to lay it out in scale
– Technical topics like “The Big 5”, of orientation, thermal mass, insulation, glazing, and ventilation
– How to plan your project like a master, and know what to do first, second, third…
– Mechanical topics like heat, water, waste, and electricity
– Construction basics, including framing, insulation, flooring, windows and doors, roofing, plumbing, utilities review and more
– Legalities and Regulations: how to work with your local municipal or regional district leaders and get ready for changes ahead in BC regulations around tiny home building and living!

Your instructor is Kenton Zerbin from Edmonton, AB, who is much in demand as a public speaker on the joint topics of permaculture and tiny homes. Kenton incorporates engaging visual presentations, supplementary videos, and hands-on activities. Students will learn step-by-step every aspect needed to design and build their dream small space!.

The two day event will be held at the K’ómoks First Nation Community Hall in Comox on January 18th (6:00 – 9:00 pm), 19th (9:00 – 5:00 pm) and 20th (9:00 – 5:00 pm). Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided, but students must supply their own lunches. Students should bring their laptop or notepad, and any and all questions about tiny space creation and livin!

About your instructor, Kenton Zerbin

Kenton Zerbin is a passionate teacher and ambassador for sustainable living. For the past five years he has worked as an educator, designer, and consultant, in the field of Permaculture and for the tiny house movement.

Starting his career with a Bachelor of Education, Kenton took up teaching environmental and life education to adults and youth. Seeking content relevant for preparing youth for a sustainable future, Kenton became certified as a Permaculture Designer and then as an international Permaculture Instructor. Kenton’s journey has lead him around the world including a year in Australia, across Canada, into the United States, and to Barbados where he helped found and launch a school for Permaculture.

When not teaching abroad Kenton runs a local teaching business – KZPermaculture.ca – in Alberta where he and his wife live in an off-grid tiny house they designed and built.

Location: Comox, British Columbia Canada


January 18 @ 6:00 pm
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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K’ómoks First Nation
3320 Comox Road
Comox, British Columbia V9N 3P8 Canada
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