The marvellous Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, describes itself as "an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing".
Among its many offerings is a Build a Tiny House four day residential course, run by timber framing expert Carwyn Lloyd Jones which promises to teach participants methods of making their own tiny home from first principles including how to :
• 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
These courses are incredibly popular and the February and March 2018 ones have already sold out so it's well worth getting in touch with them to ask about future dates.
There is also an excellent article in The Guardian by Dixe Wills about what it's like to go on the course - with useful photos - which is well worth reading.