Build it tiny: create your own cabin on a short break in Wales

Take one clueless writer keen to join the tiny house movement, add in an eco-friendly course at Machynlleth’s Centre for Alternative technology and the results are … something solid to build on

‘Everything you know about building a fire …” wood-burning stove expert Finn Finlay slowly looked around his small group of listeners, “… is wrong.”

I confess that when I signed up for a Build a Tiny House course, I didn’t expect to discover that the way I’d been making fires – the tried and trusted method I’d learned in the Cubs, for goodness’ sake – was completely upside-down.

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