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Build a Tiny House

  • Build a Tiny house with the legendary Carwyn Lloyd Jones.

  • Mon 5th - Thurs 8th June 2017
    This course also runs on four other dates:-
    Fri 21st - Mon 24th July 2017, SOLD OUT.
    Mon 31st July - Thurs 3rd Aug 2017
    Mon 2nd - Thurs 5th Oct 2017.
    Fri 10th - Mon 13th Nov 2017.
    Course starts at 9:30am and ends at 5pm on the last day.
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Waged £600, Low waged / Concessions £550.

  • Course outline

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and relevant renewable systems.

Carwyn lloyd Jones (Master craftsman and designer / builder of the Dragons eye) will guide you through an inspiring week where you’ll see how you could:

• Build a simple timber frame tiny house, approx. 6ft x 10ft and understand the advantages of different layouts.
• Clad the walls.
• Build different roof shapes.
• Install windows and doors.
• Fix the structure to a trailer.
• Create simple and functional fitted furniture.
• Harvest rainwater and include a compost toilet.
• Install basic plumbing

Jam packed with hints and tips as well as talks from experts you’ll leave the course feeling ready to exert your artistic flair on a tiny house of your own. Whether that’s a little off-grid home, a workspace in the garden or a glamping pod for summer getaways. We only have four days to do this though so you won’t build a tiny house from start to finish, rather we’ll have some pre-made elements to avoid unnecessary repetition and to help you progress through all the elements of the build in good time.

You might also like to extend your stay so you can explore the CAT Visitor Centre and get free advice from our Information desk on renewable energies which might be appropriate.

Regarding our course in June:-

Small is Beautiful Festival

Stay on after the course for the fabulous Small is Beautiful Festival at CAT on 8th – 11th June.
An event exploring positive responses to our future through low carbon technology, social justice and the arts.
This year focussing on housing. Click here for more details.

We're offering Festival tickets for a discounted price of:
£60. if attending this course.

Normal ticket price Standard £85, Concession £75.

To book accommodation and/or festival tickets please call us on 01654 704966.

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details. Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £100 deposit and 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us this notice of cancellation:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £100 deposit.
• 8 to 27 days notice – refund minus your £100 deposit for sales of £200 or under. On sales over £200 - 50% refund.
• 7 days notice or under – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


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or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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