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The “Loopholer” Tiny House Building Workshop June 9th-11th, 2017

Join us at Salvage Texas for a three day hands on building workshop creating The Loopholer Cottage.

Limited class size of 20 students. Tiny House Lodging and campsites available (more information below).

You must select an accommodation (even if its “none”) to proceed to checkout.

UPDATE 6/6/17 – Vicky Too Tiny House NOW AVAILABLE – LAST ONE!


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


This Loopholer Workshop will be a heavily involved process and participants will be working outside in our work area. Whilst hands on-experience isn’t demanded from our participants, it is certainly encouraged and we know you will learn more by working with the materials personally. That said, participants are allowed to “watch and study” the building process.

Participants should be of reasonable health and ability. You are completely responsible for yourself and your actions. Salvage Texas is not responsible for any accidents or injuries during the course of this workshop. We do take safety very seriously and will be doing all we can to protect and educate participants how to safely use tools and machinery. All participants will sign a liability waiver before the worshop begins waiving Salvage Texas of any liability.

For this reason, all participants must be 18 years or older.

You are expected to be attentive and respectful of the team and fellow employees during the course of this event. We will not tolerate negligence and reserve the right to ask you to leave or stop working if there are any problems during the workshop.

What is required:

  • Good Physical health
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in hot and non climate controlled environment throughout the day
  • A willingness to learn!
  • You must be 18 years of older
  • No Prior building experience necessary!


Attendees are welcome to stay at the Salvage Texas facility each evening during the 3 day workshop. There will be outdoor camping spaces for all students. If you wish to reserve a campsite for the workshop choose the option to do so at checkout. Salvage Texas is on a large piece of property, so students are also welcome to bring their RV campers or  trailers, but there will not be hookups available.

There is limited space available for overnights inside some of our Tiny Houses (described below).

Students are encouraged to stay overnight at Salvage Texas and participate in any festivities during the evenings.

Bathrooms and showers are available for all students during the length of the workshop.

Students are free to come and go from the facility and workshop as they please. If you would like to reserve a hotel in the nearby cities of Luling and Lockhart you may do so at your own accord.

For those camping at Salvage Texas each evening, you must bring your own sleeping supplies such as:

  • Pillows
  • Covers
  • Blow Up Mattresses
  • Cots, Etc
  • Tent or similar shelter

If you are interested in renting one of the tiny houses in our village, please choose the appropriate options during checkout.

About Tiny Texas Houses Village Reservations:

Some of our tiny houses located in our Tiny Texas Village are now available for overnight rentals during workshops.

We have one tiny house left available for the workshop:

  1. The Kidd SOLD OUT
  2. Blue Moon SOLD OUT
  3. Gingered Swan SOLD OUT
  4. Vicky I  SOLD OUT
  5. The Mascot SOLD OUT
  6. Vicky Too – NOW AVAILABLE

Fees to rent each house will be $100.00 per night. Our houses are fully furnished and include a bed (doubles and queens) and everything you need for a comfortable overnight stay.

Check in time must be made between 3:00-5:00pm on Friday Evening, June 9th.

Check out time is no later then 7:00pm Sunday evening, June 11th.

This means that you will reserve a total of 2 nights (Friday and Saturday Night) in one our tiny houses. We only have five tiny houses available, and once they have been reserved, the option will no longer be available during checkout.


What all students should bring:

Adequate workspace clothing which includes pants, long sleeve shirts, hard toed boots, gloves, and safety glasses. If you have long hair bring something to keep it tied back and out of your face like a bandana.

Sleeping supplies (cot, blow up mattress, sheets, covers, pillows, etc)

Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)

 Basic Hand Tools :

  • Screwdrivers (philips and flat head)
  • Hammer
  • Square
  • Measuring Tape
  • Carpenters Pencil
  • Tool Belt (you will want one of these! They make a ton of difference!)

A notepad to take notes and measurements

A camera to capture wonderful memories!

Return Policy:

Full refunds will be given up until June 1st, 2017 after which any cancellations are non-refundable.

We do our best to provide a hands-on and highly educational experience or all of our students. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with your experience at our hands on workshops, you may discuss a full refund with our management team.


Additional information

Number of Tickets

1, 2


None, Campsite, RV Site, Vicky Too


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