A number of amazing workshops based around Tiny Homes and their key to providing solution to affordable housing will be held in Richmond on Saturday August 31.

The Tiny Homes Information Day will run from 8.30am to 4pm and will include new Tiny House designs, council approval processes and passive solar designs.

Over the last few months the Secret Garden Tiny Homes Project has drawn together representatives from North West Disability Services, Secret Garden volunteers, Wentworth Community Housing, Penrith City Council, Blue Mountains City Council, Hawkesbury Valley Men’s Shed and the Earth Builders Association of Australia to meet to discuss affordable housing.

The project has been hosted by the Secret Garden( Western Sydney University, Richmond.Ray Trappel , the mud brick building architect, has designed a sample tiny house containing natural materials that are suitable for a cooperative build.

The group have been exploring how people may build a tiny house for their own backyard as a rental option and how that could be cost neutral with a community engagement initiative.

The workshops on August 31 at the Secret Garden will demonstrate these techniques as well as how to determine if one is suitable for your site.

It may also work toward an opportunity for future landlords and tenants to meet in an informal setting to discuss a potential project while helping to construct a display tiny house.

Bookings are required which include a $20 contribution towards lunch on the day. The Secret Garden is at Clydesdale Lane, Western Sydney University Campus, Richmond.

Call (02) 96866 4155 or email [email protected]. To book visit

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