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The Loopholer Building Workshop

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This seminar will be the chance for people to learn how to build with the materials, and possibly take orders and build them for others closer to where you live.  Thank you for your interest and sharing with others.

Join us at Salvage Texas (formerly Tiny Texas Houses) for a three day tiny house building intensive on June 9th – 11th, 2017.

For this hands on workshop, we will be building what we call the “Loopholer” cottage, a tiny house livable space cleverly disguised as a backyard storage shed/gazebo/camp house.

The idea for the Loopholer arose from the frustration of dealing with HOA and building code in the United States. Tiny House enthusiasts are still confronting the challenges of putting a tiny home on their property…so we’ve designed a structure that can be cleverly disguised as a simple storage shed that can be placed in your backyard but still provide the amenities of a full time living space. The Loopholer cottage takes advantage of some of the loops holes that currently exist in building code and cleverly “work around them.”

Brad “Darby” Kittel wrote a blog explaining his reasoning behind the creation of the Loopholer, which you can read here. 

For this workshop we will be using salvaged building materials to build out this modular tiny house. We will move through each stage of building the Loopholer as a team.

Students will learn how to design & construct: 

  • Flooring & joist system
  • Structural Framing
  • Roofing & Truss Systems
  • Salvaged Window and Door installation
  • Interior and exterior skins
  • Trim and finish out


Workshop Schedule:


3-5pm – Students Arrive, get settled in

7pm – 2 hour lecture of salvage building principles and overview of the Loopholer design

Saturday (Flooring/Framing/Roofing) 

9am – Workshop begins

12:30 – 1 hour lunch break

1:30 – Resume Building

6pm – End of the build out

Sunday (Interior & Exterior Skins/Windows & Doors/Finish Out) 

9am – Workshop begins

12:30 – 1 hour lunch break

1:30 – resume workshop

6pm – End of workshop, Q&A session, group photos

To Sign Up for the Workshop Go Here


June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am
June 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Salvage Texas
20501 East IH 10
Luling, TX 78648 United States
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