The 2023 Agenda

The Official Agenda for the Global Tiny House Conference 2023
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Wednesday — September 27th, 2023

3:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Introduction to the Global Event

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

4:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Ignore the Price Per Square Foot: Quick Guide To Tiny Home Prices and What To Expect

Ignore price per square foot. Let's dive in and talk about how much it costs to build a tiny home. Learn about the factors that drive tiny home prices and how to determine your priorities when purchasing a tiny home. See how the price of a tiny home is affected by custom design versus stock models, usage as a vacation home or main home, off-grid packages, appliances and finishings, and more.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PT

How To Get Funding and Find Land For Your Tiny Home

Get the system we used to find land and build an off-grid tiny home community that earns nearly passive income... starting with no money.It covers raising money, finding land, generating an income, making it passive, finding people to help you...Water, power, structures... what to buy, what NOT to, and how to save money.

6:00pm - 6:30pm PT

Wrap Up

Jason and Zach make some announcements before the main event. Tune in!

6:30pm - 7:00pm PT

Meet & Greet

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!

Thursday — September 28th, 2023

8:30am - 9:00am PT

Global Tiny House Conference Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off the first day of the Global Tiny House Conference sessions with a big welcome, exciting stories and info about the event you won't want to miss, some info about our sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

Tune in for some exciting news about the day!

9:00am - 9:30am PT

Finding Freedom through Tiny Home Living Abroad!

Living in or owning a rental revenue producing tiny home in tropical locations can be a very affordable reality!  Be sure to see EcoVillages presentation, they are the folks that brought the tiny home village concept to Latin America.

9:30am - 10:00am PT

Pacific West Associates – Certifying Tiny Homes

Pac West has been hard at work creating the best certification for Tiny Homes. Alex is heading it up!

10:00am - 10:30am PT

Rightsizing For Tiny Living

You'll learn what to consider when designing your own tiny home. Then when you are ready, the process of how to edit to live in it.

10:30am - 11:00am PT

Top 10 DIY Building Tips

Without significant previous building experience, Jill Kanto built her own 28 foot Tiny House on Wheels in 2015, for herself and her two young daughters. Learn her top 10 DIY Tiny House Building Tips to avoid common pitfalls and to learn best practices for building your own tiny house!

11:00am - 11:30am PT

A Look At the Tiny House Movement From the South of the South

First approaches to the tiny house movement in the Uruguayan context, mention of some experiences that are being developed in the country and the region, as well as My Tiny Way's active participation in their development.

11:30am - 12:00nn PT

Is Tiny Living Right for You, Right Now?

Despite the many lifestyle benefits tiny homes can offer, they're not for everyone or even for all phases of life. Alexis & Christian will guide you through key considerations to help you determine if tiny living is right for you, right now. And if so, they’ll provide guidance on what kind of small space home best suits your priorities!

12:00nn - 12:30pm PT

When Is a Composting Toilet a Good Choice For a Tiny Home?


  • What is a composting toilet?
  • What types of composting are on the market?
  • What are the other toilet options for Tiny Homes?
  • Comparison of composting toilet to the other options on the market
  • Benefits of composting toilets


  • Is a composting toilet the right choice for your tiny home?
12:30pm - 1:30pm PT

Decluttering and Organizing for Tiny Living

In this presentation, Erin will provide an overview of Marie Kondo's categorizing approach to decluttering with clarity and joy. By the end of the presentation, you will be inspired to go through your stuff (again) with greater discernment, taking you closer to your goal of living tiny.

1:30pm - 2:00pm PT

Tour of the New Off-grid Nomad 30ft and Live Q&A at the Minimaliste Shop

Take the opportunity to learn more about Minimaliste, a Canada based company who specializes in high-end RV certified tiny homes. Discover the new off-grid Nomad 30ft model, a true 4 seasons travel trailer and get to ask your questions during a live Q&A!

2:00pm - 2:30pm PT

Big Dreams For Tiny Houses

In a world where the pace of life seems to be ever-accelerating and the pursuit of happiness often tied to material possessions, a quiet revolution is reshaping the way we think about housing, living and travelling. This presentation, titled "Big Dreams for Tiny Houses," delves into the fascinating and transformative journey of Tiny Away, a tiny house eco-tourism operator and how they have been encouraging city dwellers like you and me, to take their very first step into re-discovering nature.

2:30pm - 3:00pm PT

Off-Grid Tiny Home Living

Presentation will include the benefits and limitations of living off-grid and in a small space.

Topics discussed will include:
- Major system components needed for Tiny House Off-Grid Living
- Load analysis
- Sizing System
- Balancing loads with available energy resources
- The importance of understanding your system
- Monitoring

3:00pm - 3:30pm PT

How To Design Your Tiny House

When you're at the start of your tiny house journey, you probably have hundreds of ideas in your head, a sketch in a notebook or a Pinterest board with thousands of Pins.

But with all these ideas it's almost impossible to put together a concrete "draft" of what your dream tiny house will actually look like.

To get a step closer to living in your dream tiny house, you will want turn your loose ideas into an initial concept for 3 reasons:

1. Refine your concept further to make it perfect
2. Show a builder to get a quote
3. DIY your tiny house!

Till Buch will show you how to turn your ideas into an interactive 3D tiny house you can refine further, and create dimensioned PDF tiny house plans to show a builder or DIY off using the beginner friendly, 3D Tiny House Designer.

You don't have to be an expert designer to follow his talk, you can simply be an avid Pinterest scroller with big ideas! See you soon. 😄

3:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Eco-tourism To Alleviate Housing Affordability

This presentation explores how Elsewhere Pods, an innovative modular tiny home producer is reshaping sustainable tourism in Australia. In the resurgent post-covid travel industry, increasingly eco-conscious consumers are prioritising authentic natural experiences. Through their scalable flat pack building system, Elsewhere Pods redefines luxury eco-tourism, harmonizing elegance and sustainability. As Australia’s housing affordability crisis worsens, due to rising property prices and short-term rental demand, Elsewhere Pods is able to increase the supply of sustainable accommodations and offset demand for traditional homes on platforms like Airbnb. Throughout this presentation, we'll explore their efficient flat pack system and reveal its customisable, environmentally friendly approach. We'll delve into the pod design philosophy, uniting luxury and sustainability to set new standards for responsible travel. Furthermore, we'll analyse how Elsewhere Pods eases Australia's housing crisis.

4:00pm - 5:00pm PT

The Dark Side of Tiny

Tiny house pioneer, Jay Shafer, recounts how big business and local governments set out to destroy the Movement and how homeowners can easily defend themselves against corporate prohibitions on simple living.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PT

How To's On Building Tiny Homes

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

6:00pm - 7:00pm PT

Speed Networking

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.

Friday — September 29th, 2023

8:00am - 8:30am PT

Global Tiny House Conference Day 2 Opener!

Zach and Jason kick off Friday's sessions of the Global Tiny House Conference sessions with exciting stories and info about the event you won't want to miss, some info about our sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

Tune in for some exciting news about the day!

8:30am - 9:00am PT

ADU Design Tips

Join us for an insightful talk that delves into the art of designing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Whether you're an architect, homeowner, or housing enthusiast, this presentation will provide an overview of key considerations and innovative strategies to maximize space and functionality in small living quarters. Our expert speaker will share real-world examples and case studies that showcase how thoughtful ADU design can transform even the tiniest spaces into comfortable, stylish, and highly livable environments.

9:00am - 9:30am PT

Placement Options For Tiny Homes

Learn how to find land to rent or buy for your tiny home (on wheels or a foundation)! Lee will address people's number one question: "But where can I live in a tiny home?" Zoning is changing rapidly around the country and new building code for tiny homes is also being proposed through the International Code Council. Lee will go over types of tiny homes and which zoning and building code applies to them and tools to use to find a place to build and live in your tiny home.

9:30am - 10:00am PT

Steps To Building a Tiny House

- INITIAL CONSTRUCTION: These are these steps that will take your building from an idea to the “dried in” phase
- EXTERIOR WORK: Steps of completing the outside of a building
- INTERIOR WORK: Typical order of operations but may be different if natural building methods used

10:00am - 10:30am PT

From Dream to Reality: Bringing Your Teacup Tiny Home To Life

Let's face it – opting for a tiny home isn't quite like purchasing a conventional residence. This choice brings its own set of challenges and unique obstacles to navigate, not to mention confronting the perspectives of others. Whether it's feedback from friends and family or addressing your own apprehensions, Jen is here to guide you. In this presentation, she will provide four essential tools for your journey and discuss the experiences you might encounter along the way. Don't miss this enlightening session!

10:30am - 11:00am PT

Brainstorm Tiny House Business Models To End Housing Shortage

- Background in Un-permitted Communities

- Oakland's VRF Law

- Do's and Dont's of Developing a Tiny Home Community In an Urban Landscape

11:00am - 11:30am PT

The Tiny Home Lady's 10 Tips To GO TINY!

Going tiny is a dream many people have. In this presentation, Lindsay Wood, The Tiny Home Lady will share her top ten tips to GO TINY! Here's a sneak peek into what she'll be sharing:

- The Three Pillars of Going Tiny (Land-Finance-Build)
- How Knowing the 4 Types of Tiny Homes Will Help You Understand the Land
- What You Need To Think About With Regards To Design of Your Tiny Home
- How To Develop the Team You Need To Succeed

And so much more!

11:30am - 12:00nn PT

Dreams For a Tiny House Community

Have you dreamed of living in a Tiny House Community? Here's a chance to help manifest a Tiny House Community! With her experience with tiny homes and permit processing, Vina Lustado can help make this vision a reality that is legal and code compliant. She will also discuss the differences between prefab (modular) tiny homes vs. tiny homes on wheels vs. tiny homes on foundations.

12:00nn - 1:00pm PT

PODX GO Build Folding Tiny Homes Using Modern Manufacturing Techniques

Since the launch of our first model, the Grande S1, PODX GO has received numerous emails, calls, and visits. We will share our innovative ideas driving our vision, and reveal the secrets behind our unique tiny houses and manufacturing.

1:00pm - 2:00pm PT

The Tiny Things

There are always Tiny Things we learn no matter if it is our first time or our 100th time building a tiny house. The Tiny Things is an overview of things to think about across many different topics.

2:00pm - 2:30pm PT

Thinking Outside the Box

Fabian Low runs through the key stories that inspired him to go tiny. He speaks of his fears and anxieties as he navigates the unpredictable nature of the process. He aims to invite the audience to consider the resources available to them to realize what might be possible for them.

2:30pm - 3:00pm PT

Owner of MAC Insurance, Inc. Tiny House Insurance Specialist

Going over precautions tiny house owners should be taking when shopping for insurance. Understanding key coverages tiny house dwellers should be looking at. Going over what is and is not insurable. Small section on different types of insurance for tiny house builders.

3:00pm - 3:30pm PT

Tiny House Trailers: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Build Successful

Join us as Joshua, Founder of Tiny House Basics Trailer Foundations, a passionate tiny house dweller and author, delves deep into the world of tiny house trailers — how to choose the right tiny house trailer for your build, the importance of a custom purpose built trailer for a tiny house, and how to choose sizes, width, deck styles and features to make your build successful and practical for long term tiny house living.

3:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Tiny Home Wastewater Management Solutions

A look at the range of options available for toilet and wastewater management solutions in Tiny homes. With consideration to a range of variables, Smitho will highlight what's important to factor into the decision-making process when looking at your toilet and wastewater management options for tiny homes. Covering topics including, composting toilets, greywater systems, septic systems, reed beds and more.

4:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Under the Radar: The Overlooked Significance of Tiny Homes

The reasons for tiny homes are as varied as the people who live in them, and John and Zack have seen it all. For some people, it's about economics. For others, it's about freedom. For others, it's about the environment. Actually, the list goes on and on and it can be difficult to know what to talk about when promoting the significance of tiny homes. Join Zack and John for a wide ranging conversation about how to communicate the importance of tiny homes, so that your message will have impact and sway the skeptics. There will be plenty of time at the end for questions and comments.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PT

The Future of Tiny Living Legally is NOW!

Come and explore the fascinating ICC/THIA Building Standards Development process for Movable Tiny Homes with us. During this presentation, we'll delve into several key aspects:

We'll shed light on how this innovative standard has the potential to swiftly open up numerous placement opportunities for tiny homes across the United States.

We'll delve into the broader implications this standard holds for the way we approach inspection and permitting procedures.

We'll highlight how you can actively participate in the consensus process to help shape the future of tiny home standards and ensure that they reflect the needs and aspirations of the community.

6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT

Tiny Home Communities - The Next Step to Obtainable Housing

Genny will discuss Tiny Home Communities, the next step to Obtainable Housing by going over ways to utilize current zoning ordinances to build communities, along ideas that her organization is advocating for Tiny Home Zones.

6:30pm - 7:00pm PT

Sustainable Tiny Homes

  • Introduction of upbringing and building background
  • Speaking about standard building materials and there toxicity and components of today’s construction practices and codes that create harm to the planet
  • Our methodology of utilizing local material in developing techniques to remove Invasive tree species and transform them into healing homes
  • A sharing of all the tiny homes that we have on this nonprofit Sustainable community grounds
  • Our latest project; building an Albizia tiny home and donating it to a Maui family
7:00pm - 8:00pm PT

Building a Tiny Home the Right Way

Explore Tiny Home Essentials :

- Foundation: Discover Trailer Made's stable foundation system.

- Steel Framing: Learn the strength of light gauge steel framing.

- Roofing & Exterior: Discuss roofing and siding options.

- Best Practices: Uncover space utilization and insulation tips.

- Codes & Certifications: Understand compliance and certifications.

- Size Limits: Learn about size considerations and mobility.

- Budget: Gain insights into budgeting and cost-effective methods.

- DIY vs. Pre-Built: Compare DIY and pre-built options.

- Tiny House Kits: Explore the convenience of tiny house kits .

Engage in Q&A: Get expert answers to your tiny home queries.

Join us for an hour of invaluable insights into crafting the perfect tiny home !

8:00pm - 8:30pm PT

Giveaway Announcements

Zach and Jason announce the winner of the nightly stay GIVEAWAY and CompoCloset giveaway!

8:30pm - 9:30pm PT

Speed Networking

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.

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