Alright, the time has come, we’re getting down to the wire, my email box has been flooded with excited emails for the upcoming conference. Today, 9/30, is the last day to get your early bird tickets, after today they will go up to regular price.
Also here are some of the common questions we have been getting:
Q: Where & When is the conference
A: The conference will be in Charlotte, NC April 5th & 6th, 2014
Q: What will happen at the conference?
A: We have 12 tiny house experts that will teach you everything from building to living in a tiny house, plus a ton of tiny houses to tour in person, plus so much more! Our schedule
Q: How much are tickets?
A: $250 for early bird, $300 for regular
Q: Where will I stay? Are there campsites? hotels?
A: We are holding our event a McDowell Nature preserve, they have 60 campsites and there are 3 hotels within 5 minutes drive. Reserve your site today, details here
Q: I can’t afford tickets, can I volunteer?
A: Yes, we have 15 “pay what you can” volunteer tickets. These are reserved for those who truly can’t afford full price, they pay what they can afford and then volunteer their time to make up for the rest. More info here We also have a carpool forum.
Hey all, some exciting news, TheTinyLife was featured on Creative Loafing. Many of you might not be familiar with it, it is in 5 or so cities on the East coast, it is our free alternative newspaper. For the Charlotte location, its a pretty well read publication.
Most of us have too much space and too much stuff, both of which lead to too much responsibility. Think about it: You have to manage your stuff. First, you have to get a good price for it — then you have to find a place for it, care for it, keep it from falling apart, store it and, eventually, dispose of it. Multiply those responsibilities by all of the possessions in your life and you’re not going to have much time for anything else other than stuff-management. That’s not even counting all of the energy and resources that went into creating, packaging, shipping, storing and selling your stuff before you bought it. It’s this type of realization that has helped spur the tiny house movement, where people are building and living in houses smaller than most of the rooms in our houses.
Read the full article here
So I have been thinking and thinking about this idea of a meetup for Tiny House people. I have figured out a few things all of which are free or cheap, this is still in the planning stages.
What I have figured out:
- Location to host in Charlotte, NC
- Tour of an off-the-grid container home
- Tour of first LEED certified Hotel in Charlotte
- Green / Eco-Friendly expo with a series of talks
- Possible tour of a micro farm
- A short list of speakers (not yet approached)
What I still need to button down:
- A Tubleweed style home brought to Charlotte, NC for tours
- Print Materials / guides
- Finalizing the above
- Marketing / Promotion
- Group to webcast talks and video tours
What can you do to help?
Have a Tiny House?
Want to volunteer?