This workshop is in conjunction with a Tiny House Festival so participants will be able to actually view a number of tiny houses and talk with their designers and builders. The purpose of this workshop is for local planners to meet and hear from Tiny House advocates and developers so they can prepare their various localities for potential Tiny House developments.
Speakers will tell real world examples of what a Tiny House development needs from a resident and developer standpoint, as well as how a local town has handled a prospective Tiny House development. This will prepare local planners for what changes may be needed to their ordinance and procedures to address Tiny House developments. The aim is to remove confusion from, and clearly define, the gray area between RV, trailer/mobile home, and Tiny House in a practical way that will allow local planners to educate their Boards and process perspective developments properly.
Christian Parsons is a seasoned documentary filmmaker and dedicated tiny house advocate. As a co-founder of Tiny House Expedition, a documentary and community outreach project, he passionately advocates for greater legal and social acceptance of tiny housing . He is also a co-creator of the podcast/blog Tiny House Expedition Radio. Read More
Alexis Stephens is a seasoned documentary filmmaker and dedicated tiny house advocate. As a co-founder of Tiny House Expedition, a documentary and community outreach project, she passionately advocates for greater legal and social acceptance of tiny housing . She is also a co-creator of the podcast/blog Tiny House Expedition Radio. Read More
Steven Harrell is a veteran tiny house aficionado and has championed the concept of tiny house living since 2010. He is the owner/operator of solutions-driven websites such as… TinyHouseListings.com and TinyHouseSwoon.com that reach millions of interested tiny house enthusiasts each month. Read More
Amy Henion is a writer, artist, and speaker who channels her creative energy into helping further the tiny house movement. She has written professionally for several web and print publications, and has organized and presented at events nationwide. Her TEDx talk, “What exactly is a ’tiny house,’” has garnered over ... Read More
A project manager and consultant by day, Jewel shared her journey on HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living” and continues to share her tiny living experience in hopes to encourage others to follow their dreams. “So much of who I am is about figuring things out, planning and making things ... Read More
Laura M. LaVoie is a professional writer living in the mountains of North Carolina in a 120 sq. ft. house. She spent nearly 15 years in the temporary staffing industry before transitioning her career to writing full time, which resulted in a best-selling tiny house book: 120 Ideas for Tiny ... Read More
Laura started the Tiny House Teacher in 2014 to help other people learn more about tiny living and to share her experiences with other tiny house enthusiasts. She has been a speaker at the Tiny House Conference, The Tiny House Jamboree and the Georgia Tiny House Festival. Read More
Angela has the Town Manager for Newport, NC since 2014. She has BS in Political Science from Georgia State University and a MPA from University of Tennessee. Angela has extensive experience in finance and planning through her career as a deputy city manager and city manager. Read More
Co-Founder of the Tiny r(E)volution and author of the popular book ‘Your Message Here : GAINING CORPORATE SPONSORS for your tiny house project’, Andrew Odom is a career social media strategist and content crusader. He has been invested in the modern tiny house movement since 2009 and is currently ... Read More