5 day hands-on tiny house build workshop!!

December 11, 2014 by Norrgard,  8 Comments, in Four Lights Tiny House Company, Jay Shafer, tiny house community, tiny house community consulting service, tiny house construction, tiny house road trip, tiny house workshop

5 Day Tiny House Hands-On Workshop

July 1-5, 2015

The Sanctuary Minnesota – Ogilvie, MN

Ready to Change YOUR World?? You do not want to miss this!

This is a one-of-a-kind, never before, FIVE DAY, HANDS-ON tiny house workshop!  Join us and spend the week with a power-house of tiny house personalities: the renowned tiny house guru Jay Shafer, tiny-houser B.A. Norrgard, and construction professional Daniel Bell at The Sanctuary Minnesota, a scenic, wooded 80 acre facility.

Get your day started with an on-site yoga class & a continental breakfast.

During the day we will break into groups and rotate between swinging hammers and classroom time. We will frame one of Jay’s tiny house designs, and have classroom presentations covering a comprehensive list of tiny house and tiny living topics. B.A. is doing another tiny house road trip and bringing her Gifford house with her for you to tour!

In the evenings we’ll sit around a fire pit outside and have tiny house chat – bring your acoustical instruments and your tiny house community dreams!

Daily Presentations by:

Jay Shafer – tiny house design

BA Norrgard – transition to and living tiny

Daniel Bell – tiny house construction

Bill Campbell – The Sanctuary Minnesota, a tiny house community



Early bird discount: $1,000 if paid by May 1st, 2015

Cost includes:

5 days of lectures & hands-on tiny house construction

Tour BA’s Gifford tiny house

Morning yoga (optional)

Continental breakfast

Buffet-style lunch

Campfire & music at night (bring your acoustic instruments)

register here. seats are limited…

There are hotels nearby, and a limited number of bunks and tent spaces available at The Sanctuary. We will coordinate transportation from the MSP Airport to The Sanctuary.

Watch for more details:

www.aBedOverMyHead.com & on Facebook

www.FourLightsHouses.com & on Facebook

http://www.thesanctuaryminnesota.com/ & on Facebook

Questions? Want to bring your house? Want to be a presenter? Please email me at  [email protected]

Making a big life change is scary.  Do you know what is worse? Regret.


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Mary Mac

December 12, 2014 at 6:05 am/Reply

Will there be places to stay at the location or will people need to find hotels, etc. If so, does the price include accomodations?

Norrgard Post author

December 12, 2014 at 6:16 am/Reply

Hi Mary,

Good question! You can pitch a tent on-site, or there are three area hotels (see below). The workshop price does not include hotel. We will do a block of rooms at a reduced rate, however. Please let me know if you have any other questions! : ) Thanks.


Fly into Minneapolis-St. Paul

Car rental or shuttle to venue – TBD

Area Hotel/Motels:

Grand Casino Mille Lacs

AmericInn – Mora

Super 8 – Milaca

Primitive tent sites available – inquire about shower availability

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Teresa Turner

January 7, 2015 at 2:41 am/Reply

I would like to attend an get more info on how to apply an pay for? What is temperature like during that time? Add’l info on pitching a tent and what ammentitys would be onsite like bathroom, showers, is there any electrical hook ups etc. Also which hotel is closer and distance to site.


Teresa Turner

Norrgard Post author

January 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm/Reply

Hi Teresa, thanks for writing!

Hi Teresa! Registration information with check payments may be sent to The Sanctuary Minnesota at 2396 Cable St Mn 56358. Credit card payments can be made at http://www.thesanctuaryminnesota.com from the shopping page.

The average temperature is 80 degrees for that time of the year. The campsite area will be developed around the number of participants. Because the Campbells live on site, they do have all the modern facilities, including three restrooms with showers, which will be available on a limited basis. There may also be a limited amount of beds available. Access to electricity will also be available on a limited basis.

AmericInn Lodge Mora is 10 miles away.

Super 8 Milaca is 14 miles away.

Grand Casino Mille Lacs is 31 miles away.

Please let me know if you have further questions! : )

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Mindy Kinkade

February 20, 2015 at 11:06 pm/Reply

Is there still room in the workshop?

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