Building a Tiny House in Sketchup Class

 
 

THIS CLASS IS STILL IN THE CREATION PHASE BUT HERE'S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU'LL BE LEARNING AND WHY THIS CLASS IS SO IMPORTANT

 
 

knowing how every piece of your tiny house will fit together before you build it is so important!

You will save yourself tons of time, money, and headache if you take the time to plan everything out beforehand.

Whether you're using existing plans, are modifying existing drawings, or are designing your house from scratch, it's so important to layout all the elements before you begin your build.

It's important to know that architectural plans don't dimension or call out every element that will be incorporated into your house. To build off of architectural drawings requires extensive construction knowledge and in doing so, it is very easy to make mistakes or overlook things.

 

In this class, we'll be using Sketchup to build and design our tiny home.

 

 

AREN'T THERE OTHER DESIGN PROGRAMS?

There are lots of architecture and building modeling programs out there like Revit and AutoCAD but they're expensive and the learning curve to become proficient in these programs is steep.

Luckily though, there are free programs available too that are relatively simple to learn and provide a lot of value in the extents of what you can do with these programs. My favorite of these is Sketchup. 

Sketchup is a 3D modeling program that can be used on either Mac or PC and best of all, it's FREE! It's a very intuitive program that can be learned quickly and if you learn the proper workflow and techniques you can work much faster and smarter.

Architecture Programs Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup
 

 

what will i be learning?

In this class we'll go step-by-step through the entire process, all the way from setting up the program and learning about how to work efficiently, to constructing every element in a tiny house that we'll build together.

A short list of topics we'll cover are:

  • Learning about layers

  • Groups vs. components

  • Using and creating keyboard shortcuts

  • Learn about sizes and types of materials

  • Constructing the house from the trailer to the subfloor to the roof to the interior finishes

  • Tiny house framing vs. typical house framing

  • Wall construction techniques

  • Sustainable design and construction

  • Getting the most out of your tiny space


I encourage you to use Sketchup with me as you move along in the class so you can really grasp the concepts to use the program and apply what you learn to your own tiny house design.

 

Included in the class:

  • Video tutorials

  • Working files such as floor plans to be imported into Sketchup

  • Guides - a variety of charts, tables, lists etc. to use as a reference such as keyboard shortcuts and lumber dimensions,

 

If this class sounds exciting to you, you can sign up below to receive updates about the status of the class creation or you can pre-order if you're sure this class is for you!

 

DISCLAIMER: All of the contents in the class and on this website are protected by copyright. The drawings and designs used in this class are not to be used for any purpose other than as intended for learning the Sketchup program. The Student Architect is not responsible for any misuse of these contents and materials. By enrolling in this class, you are consenting to these terms of use.