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.
Things are really gearing up for the Tiny House Conference, in a short time people will be converging from all over! Today I wanted to let you know about an exciting announcement. Lina Menard will be joining us at the conference as one of our expert speakers. We are very excited to have her!
Come meet Lina and Many others! Early bird tickets end on the 1st of Oct.
Lina is a tiny house designer, builder, blogger, dweller, and advocate. She keeps a blog called This Is The Little Life, featuring vignettes about simple living in small spaces. Lina holds a Sustainable Building & Design Certification from Yestermorrow, a Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning from Portland State University, and certificates in Urban Design and Sustainable Building Advising. Lina has been featured in the Portland Tribune, OR Magazine, Vermont Public Radio, and Portlandia.
I can’t believe how close we are getting to the conference, this is something that we have been working on for so long and in a few short months we’ll be gathering in Charlotte.
Last week for our Early Bird Tickets – sign up before October 1st and save $50!
Get you tickets at:
For those of you who haven’t heard about the conference we are gathering in Charlotte for what will be the biggest gathering of tiny house folks and tiny houses to date. So far we have 6 tiny houses going to be at the event with more to come, we have 12 speakers and a lot of exciting talks and hands on sessions.
Over two years ago I had a mini tiny house conference and had a blast. I got to meet some great people and we had people coming from the entire East Coast. It was so much fun I wanted to do it again. Since then I have always wanted to do a bigger conference, but the trick was always trying to find a location that would suit an event such as this and be affordable to keep ticket costs low. Well I found the perfect place and we are set to have the first ever Tiny House Conference.
The big thing I wanted to achieve was to have a lot of tiny houses at the event, so you all could tour a wide variety of tiny houses. So right now we have 7 tiny houses that will be there for you to tour in person. We also have 12 amazing tiny house speakers most of whom have built or live in a tiny house.
We see this as just the start, with 8 months to go we are going to be adding more and more tiny houses and speakers, so it should be a great time.
Now I haven’t even told anyone about the website, yet we have already had hundreds of people find it and even purchased tickets.
We do have a limited number of tickets and if you buy them before October 1st, you can save $50!
Check out all the details at
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.