Before I started building my tiny house back in 2012, I had a ton of questions:
Where do I even start?
What do I need to know to build a tiny house?
Which options are right for me?
What if I mess up because I don’t know something?!
Building a tiny house is a huge undertaking and it can be scary at times. I know from my own tiny house building experience that it can sometimes feel like you’re lost. You’ll have lots of questions, and you might encounter some doubts along the way. When I was in this situation, I soon realized I wasn’t alone. There were ton of people facing the same challenges and the tiny house movement needed an event where folks could gather as a community.
That was back in 2009. Fast forward to today.
The Tiny House Conference is entering its third year and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve built this community into something great, something I wish all tiny house folks could experience. It’s a place that lets us connect with others like you, to learn from each other and be part of a community. I want to invite you to be part of that community.
Tour tiny houses, meet the experts, and be a part of the tiny house movement, all in one amazing weekend.
Registration for the Tiny House Conference closes at midnight on March 27. Don’t miss out on this great event!
I remember the moment I knew tiny houses were right for me: when I first got to see a tiny house in person. You see these amazing photos and great video tours online, but nothing compares to walking into a tiny house in real life.
The best part of running the Tiny House Conference is seeing that look on hundreds of faces as our community comes together to tour a ton of tiny houses in person. The feeling of seeing so many houses is pretty magical.
Each year we have a lot of houses at the Conference. This year we’ve confirmed 8 houses with many more soon to be added. With each of these houses we have their builder/owners on hand to answer all your questions. Since each house is as unique as its owner, you get to see a huge variety to help you figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you as you design your own tiny house.
Today we’re introducing one of our speakers for the 2016 Tiny House Conference: Zack Jones. Zack has helped us out at our 2014 and 2015 conferences, and we’re so excited to have him on board as a speaker for this year. Zack is the mastermind behind Project Wosho, a tiny house design company. He’ll be teaching you the basics of designing a 3D digital tiny house plan in our Hands On with SketchUp session. Thanks Zack for lending us your talents for the the third year in a row!
We’re excited about two of our new speakers for the 2016 Tiny House Conference: Jody and Bill Brady! Jody and Bill came to our very first Tiny House Conference two years ago in Charlotte. The conference armed them with the tools they needed to build their own tiny house, which you can read about on their blog. They’ll be talking about how to budget and save for a tiny house, as well as how to use a composting toilet system. Thanks Jody and Bill for coming on board with us as speakers this year!
Today, we’d like to introduce Lina Menard, one of our speakers for the upcoming 2016 Tiny House Conference. This is the third year in a row Lina will be speaking at the conference, and we’re excited to have her back. She’ll be giving a talk about Design and Layout, as well as facilitating our Open Space discussion forum. Lina writes at This Is The Little Life and owns and operates Niche Consulting LLC.