Highland Lake Tiny House Workshop

June 17 – 23, 2017

Join us for a fulfilling hands-on workshop and:

  • Get experience building a tiny house
  • Learn construction basics
  • Collaborate with others
  • Experience the beauty and solitude of Highland Lake-a very special place!

B​uilding is only part of the ​​Experienc​e!

​In this integrated building and enrichment workshop, we’ll take a look at one of the original pioneers of the tiny house movement, Henry David Thoreau. As ​Thoreau​ writes in Walden, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

That same quest that Thoreau was on – to live deliberately and see what life had to teach – is the same driving force behind many who choose the tiny house lifestyle today, almost two centuries later. People long to get out of their big boxes and reconnect with nature, each other, and themselves.

An important part of this ​workshop ​is community – offsetting the simplicity of the tiny house lifestyle with the richness of the participants and instructors​ you will meet and collaborate with.

Added Value Learning:​

  • F​un exercises to help you find out if tiny living is right for you
  • Discussion of ​tiny house design and economics.
  • Learn ​to use art to continually increase the value of your neighborhood
  • Learn​ how to create artistic finishes to personalize your space

Pricing & Registration:

Thoreau built his cabin in the spring of 1845 for a total of 28 dollars and 12 ½ cents. Our budgets may be different than his was, but our desire to use natural, sustainable, and recycled materials is the same.

The cost of the workshop, including three meals per day and lodging, is $1195.

Meals & Lodging

Delicious, healthy meals will be served using ingredients picked fresh from our organic garden whenever possible. Just let us know if you require vegetarian or gluten free meals when you register.

Lodging is provided in unique rustic cabins with electricity, bunk-style. You’ll need to bring your own pillow, sleeping bag, and flashlight or head lamp. You’ll find bathrooms and hot showers in the cabin area.

If you have any questions, please email Jana Amsellem.

Register Here:

Once you hit the "Send" button, you'll be taken to PayPal to complete your registration, where you can pay the $1195 fee with a PayPal account or a debit or credit card.

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellations before May 27, 2017 will receive a refund on all but $500.

Cancellations after May 27th will not receive a refund.