Come to the beautiful Laurel mountains, 65 miles SE of Pittsburgh, PA. and learn all about tiny houses on wheels. Take a 30 minute tour of the charming Silver Bullet Tiny House, by designer, builder, artist and author, Vera Struck for $15. You will discover repurposed and reclaimed resources, renewable energy systems, a zero waste, off-grid tiny house on wheels made from sustainable non-toxic materials. For the serious tiny house enthusiasts we recommend the 3 hour workshop $75., where you will learn tiny house building systems, tiny house decisions about trailers, materials, building design, parking, zoning, etc.
30 minute tours for the tiny house curious, $15., $20 at the door. Pre-purchase your tickets here for whichever day you wish to come. Pre-ticket holders get preference over at the door buyers.
The 30 minute tours are limited to 12 attendees per session
June 11th: 30 minute tour (on the hour 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM)
June 12th: 30 minute tour (on the hour 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM)
June 18th: 30 minute tour (on the hour 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM)
June 19th: 30 minute tour (on the hour 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM)
The 3 hour tiny house workshop gets you:
• entrance to the enchanting grounds of the Christian W. Klay Winery
• 3 hour tour and workshop in and around the Silver Bullet Tiny House. Learn about the tiny house movement and Vera’s personal tiny house journey. Ms. Struck will share her building envelope design based on bio-mimicry. She will discuss many of the tiny house decisions that face those enthusiast’s curious about the movement. Trailer modification, design process, framing, sheathing, downsizing transitions, insulation and energy systems will be covered. Includes light refreshments, building samples and 30 minute Q&A session. Bring your sense of humor!!
• Includes light refreshments, and building resource samples (as long as they last, so register early)
• a copy of her e-book, “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life” will be included in the tour/workshop
• after each workshop the Christian W. Klay Winery will provide a wine tasting
June 11th: 9-12 AM Limited to 12 attendees
June 18th: 9-12 AM Limited to 12 attendees
If you are planning an entire weekend of enjoyment in the Laurel Highlands, we suggest:
• enjoying one of the many local white water rafting challenges
• visiting one of the three Frank Lloyd Wright homes (including Falling Water, 10 minutes away)
• visit the Ridge Runner Distillery across the street
• take in a swim, golf, a spa treatment, or a holistic healing session at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Comments about her book:
Once I started reading Living the Sustainable Tiny Life
, I couldn’t put it down. In addition to Vera’s inspiring personal journey, she gives the reader a detailed look at how and why she designed each element of her house the way that she did. I was surprised to learn that she managed to get her floor to have an R value of 33 with an ingenious design and construction method. I definitely recommend this book for anyone considering but isn’t sure if they can gain the skills required to do it themselves. Living the Sustainable Tiny Life
will give you the kick you need to get moving!” – Ethan Waldman, Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller/Author of Tiny House Decisions, Tiny House Parking
Other comments about her e-book by tiny house movement leaders can be seen here.
Comments from former attendees:
“If your longing to live the tiny life I highly recommend attending Vera’s workshop as a first step. Not only will you get to see, touch, and feel an actual tiny house but Vera will share with you her story, her experiences, and knowledge gained by extensive research and trial and error. I left her workshop with a bigger appreciation for the Tiny house way of life and for the movement as a whole. I now have a better understanding of the social, economic, environmental, and cultural effects this intentional way of living supports and impacts.
So inspired to start my THOW journey real soon! ” Sophie T.
“I also really enjoyed all the sustainability information that you shared with us. We are definitely starting to see a trend in people who we talk to: those who are environmentally conscious, and those who are financially conscious. I love that your nonprofit strives to show people that they can have both.” Megan M.
“I definitely learned a lot about how tiny houses are constructed, and providing us with some of the building materials you used was incredibly useful. The game we played at the end of the tour also really helped put everything into perspective – it was definitely a great learning process when we wrote down the top 5 things we should consider before building a tiny house.” Jay W.
“I greatly appreciate your willingness to open up your home and heart to us and share with us your values as well as your challenges.” Mika IW.
Follow our tour this summer on www.silverbullettinyhouse.com.