Learn it fast with expert-taught software and skills training at lynda.com. Start your free trial

By Scott Onstott | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Build Your Own Tiny House with SketchUp

tiny house

The popularity of tiny houses is on the rise. The number of tiny-home builders and bloggers has exploded in the last few years, and there’s even a reality show now called “Tiny House Nation.”

I’m going to show you how I designed a great tiny house—and invite you to create the same house yourself using SketchUp—in the hopes of inspiring you to design your own tiny house!

By Starshine Roshell | Friday, June 19, 2015

Opened Their First Restaurant—with SketchUp and lynda.com

designed restaurant with SketchUp

If you were building a restaurant from the ground up … you probably wouldn’t hire a cop to design it. But when you’re an entrepreneur on a budget, sometimes you just have to work with what you have.

And what Jason and Nirasha Rodriguez had was a dream, a can-do spirit—and a membership to lynda.com.

So when they decided to open their own restaurant where chef Nirasha could work her culinary magic, Jason—a former police officer and firefighter—designed the eatery’s layout, light fixtures, tables, and more using the SketchUp tutorials on lynda.com.

“It was the last thing I thought I’d ever be doing,” Jason says. “But you have that pride of ownership at the end: I did that! And the only reason I could design it is lynda.com.”

By George Maestri | Thursday, November 11, 2010

lynda.com authors focus on 3D design at AIGA event

Last Thursday night, AIGA/LA hosted three lynda.com authors for an evening that focused on 3D design. The event was held at Continuum, which is one of the best-looking design studios in Venice. The evening started with pizza and beer, then the authors took the stage.

Author Dave Schultze showed how Rhino can be used in product and package design. He showed a very cool Philco PC he designed as well as some very realistic renderings. Author David Lee showed some of the finer aspects of Sketchbook Pro, which is used extensively in illustration and design. I showed tips and tricks for Google Sketchup. After the talks ended, free passes and other goodies were handed out to the audience.

The event was a success, and it introduced a lot of Los Angeles-based creative types to a whole new dimension in design.

Get the latest news

  •   New course releases
  •   Pro tips and tricks
  •   News and updates
  
New releases submit clicked

You can change your email preferences at any time. We will never sell your email. More info

Featured articles

A lynda.com membership includes:

Unlimited access to thousands of courses in our library
Certificates of completion
New courses added every week (almost every day!)
Course history to track your progress
Downloadable practice files
Playlists and bookmarks to organize your learning
Start your free trial

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.