CoBuild Camp 2019
Join us for the adult summer camp made for people like YOU, looking to:
Build their own tiny home but don’t know where to start
Get practical hands-on experience using tools
Learn the basics of framing, plumbing, window installation, and sheathing
Meet an amazing community of tiny house enthusiasts and DIYers
The weekend will be filled with adventures in tools, developing building skills, and learning from you camp counselors, a group of dedicated DIY builders with their own tiny house building projects.
The majority of camp weekend will be spent doing hands-on learning in small camper groups. Each day will begin with a lecture. Games will be integrated throughout. Reflection sessions will close out the day.
Friday night is registration.
Check-in begins at 8:00 am on Saturday. The workshop hours are 9:15 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Expect many to hang around, relax, and ‘talk tiny’ for a couple of hours after the workshops on Saturday!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN & DO
Tools & Materials
You’ll learn about basic tools used in construction (circular saw, chop saw, drill, carpenter squares), how to use them to build a wall, and which ones are absolutely needed and which ones are just nice to have.
Learn the basics of framing by building a wall with traditional 2x4 wood studs and a wall with steel framing, including how to frame a window. You’ll be able to compare the 2 types framing and leave knowing how to build a wall that is structurally sound and meets building codes.
Sheathing and Housewrap
Learn how to properly add structural layers to your house and what’s important to prevent leaks and water damage.
Learn about the different types of plumbing products out there and which ones work best for tiny houses. You’ll then work with those materials to put together plumbing components.
Learn the different types of windows available and how to properly install a window.
Learn how to navigate the art of making decisions when it comes to the thousands of choices you’ll have to make as a DIY builder on any project.
Tiny House Trailers
Learn what to look for in a tiny house trailer to ensure a solid foundation for a movable home.
Limited spots available, here’s how to reserve yours:
Registration starts June 19th at 7 pm!
Register before July 4th for the early bird price!
$300 early bird camper
Register between July 4th and July 18th:
$350 regular camper
LATCH CoBuild Camp bonuses
Each LATCH Cobuild camp attendee receives the following bonuses!
Camp T-Shirt ($25 value)
Helpful guide to Legally Living Tiny in LA ($10 value)
50% discount on LATCH learner subscription ($30 value)
50% off LATCH Collective merchandise during camp
CONNECT BEFORE CAMP
Join our Facebook group to meet other campers and to get the latest updates on LATCH Camp!
If you’re interested in organizing a carpool or other logistics with other campers, this is a great method to do so.
Friday July 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm registration
Saturday July 20th
8 am to 5 pm
Social activities to follow
Sunday July 21st
8 am to 4 pm
This camp is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome at LATCH CoBuild camp! We pride ourselves in being a welcome and inclusive community. We will match you with a camper group that matches your skill level, to the best of our ability.
Your camp counsellors are tiny house enthusiasts just like you.
Your session leaders and presenters are tiny house DIYers and co-owners of LATCH Collective. More information and bios to come!
Rowland Heights, CA
Camp base is a beautiful outdoor setting with green space, shade, and a lovely pool!
Specific event location details will be sent to registered campers.
30 minutes east of Los Angeles
Lodging is not included in the registration costs. We recommend campers stay at the nearby and economical Motel 6.
Address: 18970 E, Labin Ct, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Phone: (626) 964-5333
Meet the Team
Tessa Baker - Camp leader: Framing, Window Installation
Shaina Thompson - Camp leader: Sheathing
Steven Mejia - Camp leader: Tiny house budgeting
Tony Shogren - Camp leader: Plumbing
Kim Knabel - Camp leader: Tools