One of the most rewarding things about putting on the Tiny House Conference is the amazing things that come out of it. I’ve met so many amazing people, have had a chance to see so many tiny houses and recently I learned that many people who came to the Tiny House Conference left inspired and started building! Today I wanted to show you two houses that were built by people who came and learned all about tiny houses at the conference!
The first house is built by Jody and Bill who came to the conference. Jody and Bill knew tiny houses were for them, but wanted to come to the Conference to learn all the details, see all of the tiny houses we had on site to tour and talk with our speakers who have built and lived in tiny houses themselves.
Here is the house Jody and Bill built:
The next attendee that built a house was Mark. He came to us all the way from Alaska! Soon after attending, he began building his tiny house which has been his cozy home ever since, even in the harsh winters of Alaska.
Here’s his house:
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So a few weeks after the conference I’ve finally got around to posting photos, trying to finish my house by the end of this month has had me busy! Here are a bunch of photos from the conference. Our photographer for the event was Christopher Tack.
Two houses just arriving
Dee and Frank
Hanging out in Frank’s tiny house
Speaker’s dinner and pre-conference meeting
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We had an interesting start, Saturday’s events were pushed to Sunday as tornadoes touched down in North Carolina, we lost a few folks because of it, but still had a decent turn out. My day started out at 7am – I am not a morning person – and it off to wrangle some chickens. They certainly weren’t happy with me for most of the morning, but we got our tent setup for the day.
The day started off slow, but as people got out of church – this is the Bible belt after all – things really picked up. I gave three talks through out the day on Tiny Houses to around 50 people interested in Tiny Houses. I also had boat loads of people coming up to me and saying “you’re that Tiny House guy aren’t you”. The coverage by Mother Earth, Tiny House Blog and Treehugger resonated loudly with the people of Charlotte and surrounding. So most of the day I was juggling talking about urban chickens, tiny houses, and tours for the off the grid container home.
I will be posting a bunch of photos later this week, early next, but here are a few general ones for now. Below is some cars from the green car show, a container structure and general shots.
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It is official! The Tiny House Conference is happening. The conference will be in Charlotte NC, April 16th from 10am to 7pm. The conference is completely free for all that wish to attend. I know this is less than a month away, but I recently ironed out the details. To be able to offer you all a huge array to things to do, I decided to combined forces with Charlotte’s Center for Sustainability, which is a larger event, but gives us more to do. They have agreed to combined efforts, their Green Eco-friendly festival, with my Tiny House education sessions. So we are officially under the umbrella of the Charlotte Clean and Green Festival, which boasts a huge array of things to do. I have arranged to also have tours of a completely off the grid container home. During the day I will be teaching classes on Tiny Houses, running a booth on urban chickens, and running tours of the container home.
You can do all these things that I offer, plus they will have a full schedule of free classes on all sorts of green topics. I will be posting the class schedule in the next few classes, but rest assure there are going to be some awesome ones! There will be 100+ booths on all sorts of green /ecofriendly things. After the classes have ended we will break off from the larger festival as a Tiny House Group and will be heading to a large community garden where we will be giving a tour of the garden, the chickens, quail and an informal talk on local sustainable agriculture. If folks still have it in them we will grab dinner after and talk.