The Agenda

Exact Agenda still to be determined for the third Global Tiny House Conference still to be determined.
Missed a few sessions? No problem - every session is recorded and can be rewatched at your leisure!

March, 2021

3:00pm - 3:30pm PST

Zach & Jason Francis Present

Introduction to the Global Event

Jason and Zach open up the conference with an introduction, some quick facts and an inspiring story.

3:30pm - 4:00pm PST

Jill Kanto

Parking & Tiny House Communities

Speaking about:

  • The spectrum of available communities (& other tiny house parking options)
  • The pros & cons of each type of community
  • Resources for joining or starting a community
  • Common mistakes when founding a community
  • Tools for working together efficiently.  


SearchTinyHouseVillages.com is a free online directory of Tiny House communities, including informal backyard parking, tiny-friendly RV parks, tiny-only villages & mixed-housing.

4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

Erin Mursch

Organizing and Decluttering

Certified Master KonMari Consultant, Erin, walks us through some of Marie Kondo's favorite tips to keep small spaces organized and efficient. Further, she discusses how doing so dramatically makes people happier.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

Everyone!

"Cocktail Hour" & Meet New Friends

This event is about the community. What better way to bring the community together than meeting new people and continuing conversations from today's sessions? Connect with someone via our live event software and talk tiny house!

March, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PDT

Everyone! Day 2 Opener

"Cocktail Hour" & Meet New Friends

This event is about the community. What better way to bring the community together than meeting new people and continuing conversations from today's sessions? Connect with someone via our live event software and talk tiny house!

8:00am - 8:30am PDT

Jason & Zach Francis

Friday Morning Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off the day's sessions with a live Q&A and some heroic stories!

8:30am - 9:00am PDT

Jay Leupold

Technical and Building Science 101

With combined Electrical, Computer and Business degrees from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Masters of Network Engineering and Security, Solar Engineering and multiple other certifications, Jay is the man for the job when it comes to in-depth building science and techniques.

9:00am - 9:30am PDT

Tyson Spiess & Brian Crabb

Live Q&A - Design by TV Stars

Tyson and Brian open up this session to a live Q&A focused around Tiny House Design.

9:30am - 10:00am PDT

Beau Brotherton

Tiny Home Steading

Shed to House Conversions - The other option to Tiny House Living

10:00am - 11:00am PDT

Alexis and Christian Tiny House Expedition

Lessons Learned from 4.5 years of Tiny House Travel

Travel insights from Alexis & Christian’s experience traveling 55,000 miles with their DIY tiny home. They share an intimate look at how the movement is radically redefining the American Dream & housing policy, plus how nomadic living transformed their lives for the better.

11:00am - 12:00pm PDT

Chaz Peling of SolSolutions

Tiny Home Electric and Off-Grid Solar

Education and empowerment about setting up your Tiny House for a small electric footprint, so you will have maximum ability to have power where-ever you are, including your own off-grid solar/battery based power systems.

12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

Joe Callantine

DIY Tiny Home + Where to park it?

A DIY-er's perspective on building, moving and finding a place to park. The "why" behind the creation of Life Size: Tiny Communities.

12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

Brian Crabb

How to Design a Tiny House

Brian shares with us how to properly understand and prioritize what we need from a home and how that relates to going tiny. He also takes a look at how we think about space in our homes in order to utilize any wasted space.

1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

Jody Gabel

Lawyer's Point of View

  1. Contracts:  purpose, how they are created, reasonable expectations, detailed descriptions of services, and timing
  2. Third Party Inspections & Certification
  3. Impact of COVID on contracts and supply of tiny homes and construction
  4. Dealing with disputes during completion of contract

1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT

Tinyhouse.com and Gold Heat

Sustainably Heating Your Tiny Home

Jason and Zach discuss with Brian Bishop, CEO of Gold Heat, the best heated flooring option. Gold Heat has been in the high class Motor homes for years, and is showing their strengths in tiny homes.

2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT

Kol Peterson and Alexis Stephens

Mobile ADUs - Say What?

Kol and Alexis will be discussing the legality surrounding the habitation of mobile dwellings on residential properties. Get ready - they're about to drop some knowledge.

3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

Dan Fitzpatrick and Lindsay Wood

Advocating for "Tiny" Change

Dan, President of THIA, discusses what's happening on the front lines of the tiny home movement.

4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT

Ben Garratt

Non-Toxic Healthy Home Building

Ben from Tiny Healthy Homes shares the best practices to use if you want to build a non-toxic, low EMF (electromagnetic frequency) tiny house and how you can still incorporate repurposed and salvaged materials with these methods.

4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT

Nick Mosley

How - To's on building Tiny Homes and Q&As

Nick, from California Tiny Houses opens up Sundays sessions with some professional insights and tips on building tiny homes. Then he opens up to a Q&A.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

Lindsay Wood and Nick Mosley

Speaker Panel Q&A

Join Lindsay and Nick as they open up the conversation to a live Q&A!

6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

Socializing and Networking

Time to Connect!

We close out the day by bringing the community together with a full hour of connecting with other like-minded people also viewing the event.

March, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PDT

Socializing and Networking

Time to Connect!

We open up the day by bringing the community together with a full hour of connecting with other like-minded people also viewing the event.

8:00am - 8:30am PDT

Jason & Zach Francis

Saturday Morning Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off Saturday's sessions with SWAG Giveaway, some info about our sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

Tune in for some exciting news about the day!

8:30am - 9:00am PDT

Minimaliste - JP and Elyse

The founders of Minimaliste talk about tiny homes

1. Building tiny homes for colder climates

2. Minimaliste customer experience (Custom design VS models)

3. THOW industry in North America (financing, certification, parking spots)

Q&A

9:00am - 9:30am PDT

John and Fin Kernohan

The Future of The Tiny Lifestyle Movement Is Up To You

The Kernohans will be sharing how the future the tiny lifestyle movement lies in each of us as individuals, no matter where we are with our own tiny living journey, and how we all are the catalyst for launching the tiny house community into tomorrow.  As John and Fin are often quoted saying, “Do something BIG in your world… by simply doing something TINY!”

9:30am - 10:00am PDT

Abel Zyl

The Art of Curves

Abel Zyl talks with us about his unique style of “functional-aesthetics" that is known the world over: Tiny houses with magically curved rooflines and quaint round windows.

10:00am - 10:30am PDT

Peter Huggler

Peter Huggler from Indigo talks Tiny Q&A and gives a tour!

Peter takes you through a tour of their tiny homes and opens up to a Q&A

10:30am - 11:00am PDT

WeeCasa

GIVEAWAY - 5 NIGHT STAY AT WEECASA

GIVEAWAY Hype and Tour of WeeCasa!

Winner will get up to 5 night stay at WeeCasa!

11:00am - 11:30am PST

Ale Chaskielberg

Living in a tiny house in the mountains of Patagonia

Ale, a award winning photographer and speaker, shares his story of living in a tiny house in the mountains of Patagonia for 6 months this past summer.

11:30am - 12:00pm PT

Melanie Copeland

How Melanie made her tiny legal!

Melanie gives an inspiring talk about the obstacles and road bumps she had to hurdle in order to make her tiny legal!

12:00am - 12:30am PDT

Jennifer McCarthy

Teacup Tiny Homes Tour and Q&A

Jennifer talks about tiny homes, gives a tour of one of her homes and opens up to a Q&A

12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

Genny Crane

Tiny Homes!

TBD

1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Mark Fallin

Layered Approach to Design - Building Green

A layered approach to design which includes a good thermal envelope, energy appropriate devices, load management, and then solar as the last piece to meet the goal of a climate friendly, low operating cost home.

2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT

Elizabeth Singleton

BIG impact with TINY Homes

Elizabeth will be discussing the process of planning and zoning while tiny.

3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT

Dee Williams

Tiny Tips -- Lessons learned over sixteen years of tininess.

Tips about solar installs, water systems (in and out), traveling, design and moisture control.  This session doesn't get into tons of details, but instead offers a few nuggets focused on what works and sometimes doesn't. It might just save you time, money and the social isolation that comes from routinely swearing at yourself & banging your head against the wall.

3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT

Zack Giffin

Life After Covid 19 and How Tiny Homes Can Help

Zack, host of Tiny House Nation, has lived in a tiny home for over 6 years. In this session he dives into what life after COVID-19 shutdown looks like from a tiny house perspective and how they can be a solution to rebuilding.

4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT

Jay Shafer and Lindsay Wood

Tiny New World Q&A

Jay will be talking about recent developments in tiny house design, building methods and policy. He'll be addressing how these changes will apply to a post-covid world.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

Dee Williams, Zack Giffin and Jay Shafer

Speaker Panel Q&A

Join the legends Dee, Jay and Zack as they open up the conversation to a live Q&A!

6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

Everyone! Day 3 Closer

"Cocktail Hour" & Meet New Friends

This event is about the community. What better way to bring the community together than meeting new people and continuing conversations from today's sessions? Connect with someone via our live event software and talk tiny house!

March, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PDT

Everyone! Day 4 Opener

"Cocktail Hour" & Meet New Friends

This event is about the community. What better way to bring the community together than meeting new people and continuing conversations from today's sessions? Connect with someone via our live event software and talk tiny house!

8:00am - 8:30am PDT

Jason & Zach Francis

Sunday Morning Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off Sunday's sessions with SWAG Giveaway, some info about our sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

Tune in for some exciting news about the day!

8:30am - 9:00am PDT

Kevin and Heather Fritz

Fritz Tiny Home Tour and Cold Weather Building

Cold weather building techniques for down to -40 Degrees and a tour of their new tiny home! They will cover everything you need to know about building to be cozy, so grab a cup of coffee and tune in!

9:00am - 9:30am PST

Pamela Robertson

Sunshine Tiny Homes

Pam shares her journey as a tiny home building business owner and takes you through a tour of her beautiful personalized tiny homes!

9:30am - 10:00am PDT

Heather Fritz and Pam Robertson

Tiny Home Alliance of Canada (THAC)

THAC is a national community that provides resources, networking opportunities, and tiny home industry advocacy

10:00am - 10:30am PDT

Tinyhouse.com

Reflect and Review - Your feedback!

Reflect and Review - Your feedback!

10:30am - 11:00am PT

Isabel Albornoz & Robson Lunardi

First Legal Tiny Home in Brazil

Bringing the Tiny House Movement from US to Brazil: how North American construction techniques have been influencing modular and tiny houses construction in Brazil. Overcoming challenges and bureaucracies to meet Brazilian legislation.

11:00am - 11:30am PDT

Tricia Sinon Murray

Getting Organized while going Tiny

Tricia shares her Tiny Home Checklist she developed for folks to see if the Tiny Lifestyle is for them.

Thinking about it, Preparing for it, and Living in it. Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

11:30am - 12:00am PT

John Arendsen

Backyard ADUs

John tells you all you need to know about ADUs

12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

Brent Heavener

The Tiny House Movement

Brent has been on the forefront of the movement and has brought the community together around a common theme of tiny houses and beautiful design. He shares with us his thoughts on the movement and where things are going from here.

12:30pm - 1:00pm PT

Michael Fredricks

Hearth Tiny Home Financing

History of Home Improvement Lending, Positioning Hearth in your Sales Process, Solving Industry Pain Points.

1:00pm - 1:30pm PST

Martin Burlingame

Navigating the Mysteries of Insurance

Martin dives deep into insuring your tiny home. Navigating the mysteries of insurance in a complex world, his company has insured over 2000 tiny homes!

2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

Zach & Jason Francis GIVEAWAY

Final Farewell

Zach and Jason announce the winner of the WeeCasa GIVEAWAY! And close out the event with a BIG thank you for all making the second-ever Global Online Community Event possible. So long until next event later in 2020!

3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

Everyone! Day 4 Closer

"Cocktail Hour" & Meet New Friends

Close out the event with a final Cocktail hour! This event is about the community. What better way to bring the community together than meeting new people and continuing conversations from today's sessions? Connect with someone via our live event software and talk tiny house!

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