Tiny Houses 101 with Kenton Zerbin, May 2018, Cortes Island, Canada
- Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Centre
- Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
- May 18 - 23, 2018 (6 days)
Learn what tiny homes are all about! In this four day intensive course, gain the inspiration and information you need to start designing and building your very own tiny house!
This course provides insight into how exciting tiny homes are to design and build, while also grounding participants in the realities of workload and costs. Valuable tips will prevent you from making costly mistakes, and innovative ideas will inspire your build. Walk away knowing how to make YOUR tiny house a reality.
I really genuinely loved this entire course! This is the best weekend I’ve had in a very long time. The content was fantastic, a great blend of conversation, experience, videos, technical design…. Thank you a million times over, this is the first step to some amazing changes to come for me. ~ Anniken R., Past Participant
- Basic home design for the temperate climate
- What are Tiny Homes and why go tiny
- How to design a tiny house from the trailer up
- Tiny House construction step by step
- Living system options – Waste, water, heat and power
- How to work with bylaws and building codes
Venue HighlightsHollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories we are guests.
Since 1982 Hollyhock has built upon the history of this land as a place of gathering, a pioneering homestead, and the site of an important human potential education centre. On this foundation of gathering, pioneering and learning, Hollyhock’s founders dreamed of creating a lifelong learning and leadership curriculum to inspire, nourish and support people intent on service to a better world.
Hollyhock became a not-for-profit in 2006 to strengthen carrying out our mission into the future. With your help we can keep this as a thriving centre for skill-building, lifelong learning and stewardship of the natural world, inspiring, nourishing and supporting people making the world better for another 30+ years.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
ScheduleThere’s so much to discover during your stay!
No two days are alike. Here’s an example schedule:
6:00 – 7:00 • Meditation or Weekly Morning Row
7:00 – 8:00 • Yoga/Movement (most days)
8:30 – 9:30 • Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 • Weekly Garden Tour
9:30 – 12:30 • Program Session
12:30 – 1:30 • Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 • Weekly Guided Hike, Sailing or Kayaking, Massage
3:00 – 6:00 • Program Session
6:00 – 6:30pm • Weekly Oyster Barbecue
6:30 – 7:30 • Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 • Program Session or Open presentation by visiting faculty (1-3 per week)
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineA feast for the senses! Renowned fresh, sumptuous food has made our Hollyhock kitchen famous. Our French-Intensive garden supplies vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers to each meal, gracing your table with food that is nourished with care every step of the way.
Our healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from our abundant gardens located just outside our kitchen door, and well as local BC foods.
Meals at Hollyhock are globally-inspired and prepared with love and skill in our Hollyhock kitchen. Enjoy weekly wild seafood dinners and beach-side oyster appetizer barbecues. We serve organic grains and organic produce sourced locally, whenever possible. Organic herbs, flowers, greens, and vegetables are harvested daily from the Hollyhock garden. Our orchard produces many beautiful fruits featured on the dessert menu seasonally and served in our 24/7 fruit bowl, offering. Our meals are created and served “family style”.
AccommodationsA variety of accommodations are located throughout our lush campus, ranging in price to suit most budgets. Choose from private, beachfront or ocean facing rooms, dorm-style lodging or cabins that nestle in the quiet seclusion of the forest. Our beautiful campsites are also available, with a cedar bath house conveniently located for your use.
Room fees include all Hollyhock basics, like stimulating presenter evenings, delicious, organic meals, morning yoga/meditation classes, guided naturalist walks and tours of the garden, as well as luxurious soaks in our ocean-view hot-tubs. Telephones and wireless Internet are centrally located.
Room Options Include:
Single: 1 Person
Twin: Couple or Friends, 2 beds.
Couple: Couples or Friends sharing 1 bed.
Family/Friends: 3 or more adult friends or family /2 beds
Dorm: Up to 6 people/bunk beds
Tenting with full-service bath house (bring your own tent and bedding)
Roommates can be assigned, upon request, in twin and dorm rooms only.
DirectionsOur address is: PO Box 127, Manson’s Landing
Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada
There are a variety of ways to get here. They include:
1 hr from Vancouver
2 hrs from Seattle
Fly & Water Taxi:
2 hrs from Vancouver
3 hrs from Seattle
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
Public Trnsport (Ferry)
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle
Lighten your footprint and cost by sharing a ride with a fellow Hollyhock traveler – you might make a new friend! Create a free account on our secure Ride Share Board.
Electric Charging Station:
We are proud to offer an electric vehicle charging station on campus. Plan your stops with PlugShare.
Complimentary for Onsite guests to and from ferry, seaplane, water taxi and ferries.