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Build a Tiny House

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

  • 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.
    Courses in 2019 run on:-
    Mon 18th - Thurs 21st Feb 2019.
    Mon 20th - Thurs 23rd May 2019.
    Fri 21st - Mon 24th June 2019.
    Mon 29th July - Thurs 1st August 2019.
    Mon 23rd - Thurs 26th Sept 2019.
    Fri 25th - Mon 28th Oct 2019.
    Mon 25th - Thurs 28th Nov 2019.

  • Course outline

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

Your main tutor is Carwyn Lloyd Jones who was reviewed in The Guardian for this course.

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), ably assisted by Dieter Brandstätter, will guide you through an inspiring four days where you’ll see how you could:

• Build the floor and walls of a simple timber frame tiny house, approx. 6ft x 10ft and understand the advantages of different layouts.
• Clad and insulate the walls.
• Use tools safely
• Build different roof shapes.
• Install windows
• Fix the structure to a trailer.
• Include a compost toilet, renewable energy and heating.
• 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.

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 £250 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 £250 deposit is non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us notice that you wish to cancel:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £250 deposit (if applicable).
• 27 days notice or less – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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