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Today Is The Last Day To Get Your Early Bird Tickets

earlybird640Alright, 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.

Get your tickets and all the info here: tinyhouseconference.com

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.

Get your tickets and all the info here: tinyhouseconference.com

The Conversation We Haven’t Had…. Until Now

There is something that hasn’t been talked about on the blogs yet, something that is THE topic of conversation for many of the Builders, Bloggers and others.  It is that of tiny house safety.  At first it started out as small one on one conversations, but in the past few months what once was side conversation has grown to serious discussion with most of the Builders and Bloggers coming to a single table.  We have been meeting to try to figure out how we can take tiny houses to the next level, to make them universally legal and to make them safe.

CaptureIt came about when some began to notice instances where we saw tiny houses being made in an unsafe manner.  In most cases it wasn’t out of malice or unethical behaviors, but of not knowing any better.  Honest mistakes that could have fatal consequences.

So as a group, both Bloggers and Builders, came together to discuss how we could empower tiny house people to be safer and to be more informed.  We knew starting out we didn’t want to do anything that would hinder tiny house folks, DIYers or Professionals, but we also tried to balance that with the need for safety.  How we do that is something we have been wrestling with as a group and also as individuals.

Tiny Houses have long lived in legal limbo in some places, some people have found solutions that worked for them, but others still struggle with it.  There is a large part of the Tiny House Movement that never wanted to become legal because they see it as their protest, civil disobedience or other things;  Some don’t really care either way, they just want to live in a tiny house;  There are others that want to be fully legal.

At the end of the day, you can live in a tiny house, it is absolutely possible, right now, in your own town; I have no doubt in my mind that it is possible.  However this group is working on a different level, we are seeking a universal legal solution, which is tricky.  If we can achieve this, then you can choose to participate or not, it would be up to each individual to make their own decision.

Beyond legal issues and frankly way more importantly, is safety.  We want you all to be safe, we want you to be informed, we want you to be empowered to build the best house you can.  The Bloggers and Builders do what they do because they love tiny houses, because they care about the movement, and most importantly because they care about the people.

So when it comes to safety we realize that many people want to build their own tiny house, that’s a given, but the question then becomes how can I teach you to build it safely if you have never build anything before.  There are plenty of people out there that don’t need my help at all, in fact I could learn a lot from them, but there are others that do need a helping hand.  Coming together as a community is what makes us strong, it’s what makes this a movement.  Viva La Tiny Revolution!

 

Your Turn!

  • What are your thoughts on Tiny House Safety, how can we address it?
  • How can we at The Tiny Life help people to become empowered to build amazing and safe houses?

 

 

Bodger’s Sheppards Hut

I have been in love recently with the old time Sheppard’s huts.  They have a quaintness to them, a practicality and many of them incorporate beautiful wood work into them.  I found the Bodger’s Hut recently and really like the rustic but cozy feel to it.  This hut is part of a camp with other huts, yurts and tents in Dorset in the UK.

Set in a magical woodland setting our hand crafted shepherds hut offers peace, tranquility and privacy as well as a level of comfort not normally associated with camping. Bodger is set in an elevated position looking down over the fishing pond and has a private deck and boardwalk, bodger is one of the four glamping units at Crafty Camping that have their own private ensuite facilities.

 

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The Tiny Life Newsletter

WebHello all!

Our newsletter has launched and we have been getting a lot of great feedback.  People really love the newsletter and its content that isn’t on the blog, plus I clue you all into special info before anyone else.  As always, its a simple one click unsubscribe if you change your mind.

-Ryan


Marfa House

This is an interesting house that almost looks like a container home, but in actuality it is just a metal sheathed house.  While I’m not usually a fan of the rusted metal look, in the setting/landscape of this place, it suits it quite well.  Kinda of has a modernist Mad Max feel to it…  I guess I just made up a new style name, maybe its the next shabby chic.  Ha! Regardless of its hard exterior, the inside has very clean lines and simple furnishings in contrast to the outside.  My favorite part of this is the entire wall that opens up to the outside tying the kitchen with the outdoor sitting area.

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