The Agenda

April 24th, 2020

9:00a - 9:30a PT

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.

9:30a - 10:00a PT

Steve Weissmann

DIY Building Do's and Don'ts

Steve Weissmann from Tumbleweed Tiny Homes kicks off the event with an intro to DIY Do's and Don'ts when it comes to building Tiny Homes. He also has a special offer for everyone attending - free tiny house plans!

10:00a - 10:30a PT

Clint Gooch

A Story of a Tiny House and Big Impact

In this session, Clint tells his family's inspiring story of how going small has made a huge impact not only in their lives but in the lives of many families all over the world.

10:30a - 11:00a PT

Bob Clarizo

101 THOW Building Techniques

Bob shares with us some tiny house building 101 techniques

11:00a - 11:30a PT

Tyler Rowe

Tiny House Tour

Tyler takes us on a live tour of a WheelHaus Tiny House!

11:30a - 12:00p PT

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!”

12:00p - 12:30p PT


Lunch Break & Socializing

Time to replenish your energies! 😊 Grab a drink and a bite to eat during a quick 30-minute lunch break and hop back on to socialize with other attendees and our partners who have made this event possible.

12:30a - 1:30p PT

Kol Peterson

ADU 101 - Backdoor Revolution

In this session, Kol Peterson will help explain the similarities and differences between accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and tiny houses on wheels(THOWs). Much like tiny houses, ADUs have been gaining a lot of traction in a number of US markets. He'll touch on the environmental benefits of ADUs, how to finance them, and how different municipalities are treating ADUs. Kol will point you in the right direction to learn more about ADUs and answer questions that you may have about them.

1:30p - 2:00p PT

Jenna Spesard

Traveling in a Tiny House

Having visited more than thirty U.S. States and five Canadian Provinces with her Tiny House in tow, Jenna breaks down what life on the road looks like while living in a tiny house.

2:00p - 3:00p PT

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.

3:00p - 3:30p PT

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.

3:30p - 4:00p PT

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.

4:00p - 4:30p PT

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.

4:30p - 5:00p PT

Dee Williams

Audacity of Change

Dee dives deep into what changes she had to make to move into a tiny house, and how her life changed with both blessings and challenges, as a result of that.

5:00p - 5:30p PT

Dee Williams, Zack Giffin and Jay Shafer

Speaker Panel Q&A

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

5:30p - 6:30p PT


"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!

April 25th, 2020

9:00a - 9:30a PT

Jason & Zach Francis

Saturday Morning Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off days sessions with a live Q&A and some heroic stories!

9:30a - 10:00a PT

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.

10:00a - 10:30a PT

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.

10:30a - 11:00a PT

Domenic Mangano

Jamaica Cottage Tour

Domenic takes us on a tour of a classic Jamaica Cottage

11:00a - 11:30a PT

David Latimer

Intentional Living

In this session, David discusses how to Incorporate the valuable principles of Tiny House Living into your daily life. He shares his journey of doing so and how he has found freedom and joy as the outcome.

11:30a - 12:00p PT

Dee Williams

Top 5 Tiny House Tips

In this session Dee shares with us her top five tiny house tips on solar, on-demand water, moving a house on wheels, working with clients on their dream house, and tiny house design.

12:00p - 12:30p PT


Lunch Break & Socializing

Time to replenish your energies! :) Grab a drink and a bite to eat and hop back on to socialize with others during a quick 30 minute lunch break.

12:30p - 1:00p PT

Matt Impola & Clint Gooch

How Tiny Homes Can Be Used for Good

Matt and Clint dive into how they have helped others through building tiny homes in the USA and abroad and how they are shaping the tiny house movement to be a force for good.

1:00p - 1:30p PT

David Latimer

Live Q&A with David Latimer

David Latimer, Founder of New Frontier Tiny Homes, is going to share his years of experience through a live Q&A - Bring your questions!

CEO and Founder New Frontier Tiny Homes

IG: @newfrontiertinyhomes

Personal IG: @davidlatimer_

1:30p - 2:00p PT

Ethan Waldman

Tiny House Lifestyle Lessons From Over 100 Interviews

In this session, Ethan shares with us all he has learned from interviewing over 100 tiny house builders, professionals, dwellers, and DIYers.

2:00p - 2:30p PT

Tyson Spiess & Brian Crabb

Live Q&A - Design

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

2:30p - 3:30p PT

Matt Impola

Space Planning 101 & Tiny House Tour

Matt takes us through the basics of space planning when designing a tiny house. Then he jumps into the story of creating the Handcrafted Movement and how he helps people use their natural gifts.

3:30p - 4:00p PT

Jay Shafer

Tiny New World

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.

4:00p - 4:30p PT

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.

4:30p - 5:00p PT

Brian Hawkins

East Zion Tiny House Resort Tour

Brian takes us on a tour of the East Zion Resort and inside some great tiny homes!

5:00p - 5:30p PT

Kol Peterson

Caravan, The Tiny House Hotel - Design, Infrastructure, & Regulations

Caravan was the first tiny house hotel in the US, established in June 2013 in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon. In this session, Kol, the owner of Caravan, will show some of the different tiny house styles at Caravan. He'll then dive into regulations, infrastructure, and building code issues and trends related to tiny houses as viable forms of ADUs in certain US markets.

5:30p - 6:00p PT

Damon DesChamp, Ethan Waldman, and Nick Mosley

Speaker Panel Q&A

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

6:00p - 6:30p PT


"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!

April 26th, 2020

9:00a - 9:30a PT

Jason & Zach Francis

Sunday Morning Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off Sundays sessions with some info about our sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

9:30a - 10:00a PT

Nick Mosley

How - To's on building Tiny Homes

Nick, from California Tiny Houses opens up Sundays sessions with some professional insights and tips on building tiny homes.

10:00a - 10:30a PT

Justin Kreger

Tour of a Slightly Larger Tiny House

Justin from Utopian Village takes us on a tour of a luxury park model and shares the differences between them and a tiny house on wheels.

10:30a - 11:00a PT

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.

11:00a - 11:30a PT

Lindsay Wood

Tiny Homes Post Covid-19 and How We Can All Play a Part to Grow the Movement

In this session, Lindsay will be talking about the ordinances that just got passed with the Santa Clara County and the City of San Jose during Covid-19 shut down. She'll also be sharing how people can share these ordinances and engage their local politicians to further the tiny house movement.

11:30p - 12:00a PT

Charlie & Sherree Colinders

Live Q&A on Building a Tiny House

In this session, the Colinders are open up to a live Q&A geared towards DIY and building practices.

12:00p - 12:30p PT

Mike Cheatham

Tiny House Design & Downsizing

In this session, Mike gives us insights into designing and building a tiny home to fit your needs and lifestyle while maintaining functionality, and livability.

12:30p - 1:00p PT

Zach & Jason Francis

Final Farewell

Zach and Jason answer a few last questions and close out the event with a BIG thank you for all making the first-ever Global Online Community Event possible. So long until next event later in 2020!

1:00p - 2:00p PT

Socializing and Networking

Time to Connect!

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

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