The Agenda

The Official Agenda for Sept 30 - Oct 2nd 2021 will be announced soon!
Feel free to check out the agenda from the last conference in March, 2021 below.
Might miss a few sessions of the Conference?
No problem - every session was recorded and can be rewatched at your leisure!

March 4th, 2021

12:00pm - 12:30pm 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.

12:30pm - 1:00pm PT

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

1:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Adrian Giacca

MicroHome Communities - Affordability and Sustainability

Adrian Giacca is working to create a MicroHome community in Revelstoke BC, Canada to address the increasing cost of housing and the gentrification of community. In partnership with the Revelstoke Community Housing Society they are proposing to develop a pilot project of MicroHomes in a pocket neighbourhood, creating perpetually affordable homeownership, sustainable lifestyle practices and a renewed connection to people and place. Adrian has committed to the research and development of this initiative to share his understanding of tiny homes, co-living communities and how to illustrate and propose a development in your community.

2:00pm - 3:00pm PT

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.

3:00pm - 3:30pm PT

Janine Strachan

TINY HOMES IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER

Explore the journey of tiny houses in Australia and what the Australian Tiny House Association is embarking on to legitimize tiny house living.

3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT

Genny Crane

Re-imagine Affordable Housing

Advocates for affordable housing for seniors, youth, veterans and families by utilizing green preFABulous tiny cottages.

4:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Lindsay Wood

How to successfully avoid the pitfalls of going Tiny

Want to ensure your dream Tiny Home is successful, tune into Lindsay Wood, "The Tiny Home Lady" as she guides you on developing best practices for how to find the right Tiny Home builder for your dream Tiny Home. Lindsay and her husband went from custom builder to surprise DIY, when their dream Tiny Home builder went bust in the middle of their build. Their story has been featured in the Business Insider. Google "A couple spent an extra $40,000 on their tiny house after they say their builder made multiple mistakes. It points to a larger issue in the tiny house movement." to read the story.

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 5th, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PT

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 PT

Jason & Zach Francis X Tiny Digs Hotel Giveaway Details

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 PT

Michel Hanna

Speed House - Tiny Homes in UAE

Michel discusses how the industry is progressing in United Arab Emirates Dubai, Manufacturing, design and building.

9:00am - 9:30pm 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.

9:30am - 10:00am PT

Beau Brotherton

Tiny Home Steading

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

10:00 - 10:30am PT

Vina Lustado

Designing Tiny Homes that are Beautiful and Functional

Vina discusses the art of designing beautiful and thoughtful homes that bring design and sustainability together. Vina has lived off the grid since 2013 and is well known for the being a leader in the industry.

10:30am - 11:00am PT

John and Fin Kernohan

11 Years Living Tiny: Witnessing the Tiny Lifestyle Movement from the Inside

The Kernohans have been living tiny for over 11 years! They've seen this movement progress from infancy and blossoming into what it's become today. They will be sharing how the future of 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!”

11:00am - 11:30pm PT

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
  5. Legal Issues with Tiny House Building & Living

11:30am - 12:00pm PT

Stephen McKee and Todd Bayer from Back Yard Tiny Homes

Back Porch Tiny Homes - Tour & Best Practices for Building Thousands of Tiny Homes a Year

How to manufacture thousands of tiny homes a year that anyone can park legally anywhere. Join us for a look at Back Porch Homes assembly line, best practices, and a walk though their universal models.

12:00pm - 1:00pm 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.

1:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Melanie Copeland

Long Term Living in a Tiny Home and Zoning INFO!

How to design a tiny for long term living, challenges to living long term in a tiny, and how to make it work for you.

How we legalized our land so we could build our future!

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 luxury motorcoach manufacturing industry for 20 years and showing its strengths in tiny houses.

2:00pm - 3:00am PDT

Alexis and Christian Tiny House Expedition

Traveling With a Tiny House

Learn the ins and outs of traveling with your tiny house on wheels, whether you are planning a one-time move or a road trip. Christian and Alexis share their extensive first-hand experience traveling 55,000 miles with their self-built THOW, safely and enjoyably. Even if you hire a professional tower, it’s important to know what goes into the relocating experience.



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.

4:30pm - 5:00pm PT

Nick and Scott Mosley

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

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.

5:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Nick and Scott Mosely and Lindsay Wood

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 6th, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PT

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 PT

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 PT

Yves Ackaouy

Tiny House Lebanon

- Tiny House Lebanon short history.- Our mission: Facilitate Tiny House acquisition by victims of the August 4th 2020 Beirut Harbour catastrophic explosion and provide an alternative housing solution for younf lebanese unable to access property dur the country's dramatic economic situation.- Constraints: Recent local currency devaluation (1 USD was worth 1500 LBP in 2019 and is now worth 9000 LBP on the black market). More than 50% of the population fell below poverty line. This makes Tiny Houses an expensive buy specially at a time when local banks are virtually bankrupt and no financing could come from them. Land is available but land owners are majortarily 'Not In My Backyard' minded as they fear the presence of a Tiny House will devaluate their property and tend to make Tiny House settlement initiatives difficult.- Opportunities: The church owns vast stetches of land in Lebanon but Municipalities need to be on board and that is complicated in times of political turmoil- Objectives: Manage to bring together all relevant stakeholders (the church, municipalities, financial partners and NGOs) to build and provide decent homes for as many homeless families our entreprise could assist.

9:00am - 9:30am PT

Kesia Barone

DIY Design and Build & Intentional Living

General overview of building/living tiny (focused on intentional living) + Q&A

9:30am - 10:00am PT

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

10:00am - 10:30am PT

Steve Hardy and Jason & Zach Francis

Tiny House as Nightly Rentals and Community Development

Jason and Zach discuss all about the pros and cons of using tiny homes as a nightly rental. They also do a deep dive into the basics of real estate development 101 and what it takes to make a Tiny House Community development.

Steve Jumps in to talk about Macro Forces, Market Trends, and #WorkFromHomestead

COVID changed everything – especially where and how people work, live, and travel. Steve Hardy, founder of Big Calm, a new 'tiny homesteads' community in British Columbia's beautiful Kootenays, outlines how the pandemic, the shift to remote work, and several other big factors are opening up exciting new opportunities for tiny home enthusiasts.

10:30p - 11:00p 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_

https://www.newfrontiertinyhomes.com

11:00am - 12:00pm PT

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.

12:00pm - 1:00pm PT

Michael Cheatham

Movable Roots - Building techniques, design and small spaces

Mike dives deep into best building techniques and opens up to a Q&A

1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

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

Way Better Housebuilding - Stronger, Safer, Cheaper, Easier

The unconventional place Tiny Houses have held presents all sorts of opportunities for innovation. There are far more efficient ways to construct an exceptionally efficient home than common practice suggests. While conventional American housing is still catching up with building science, tiny houses are keeping pace.

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 7th, 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 - 11:00am PT

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

11:00am - 12:00pm 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.

12:00pm - 12:30pm PT

Patrick Hiebert and Michael Cobb

Tiny Eco Homes in Paradise South of the Border

ECI Development is the defacto tiny/eco home community builder in Latin America.  If owning a tiny home in a tropical community focused on sustainability is something that sounds interesting to you, then you need to attend this presentation.  With tiny home communities in Belize, Panama, Nicaragua and expanding into Mexico, Argentina,  Ecuador and beyond, we’re creating unique communities for everyone.  Whether you like white sand beaches, tropical highlands, or being surrounded by vineyards and making your own wine, ECI Development has your dream tiny home!

12:30pm - 1:30pm PT

Kenton Zerbin

The Tiny House Master Plan

"Join a tiny house teacher, a team of technology students, and an army of sponsors as they show you how to build a state-of-the-art tiny house, take it on a tour of a lifetime, and then give it away."

Pull up a chair! Tiny House Teacher & Producer, Kenton Zerbin, will be giving you a behind-the-scenes on this brand new tiny house reality show.
Kenton will give you an introduction personally to the show, share the "Master Plan" of the house design, and blow your mind with how this house will be used.

SPOILER ALERT: The house is a transforming portable concert venue going across Canada. And it's COVID proof.

1:30pm - 2:00pm 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.

2:00pm - 3:00pm PT

Kol Peterson, Alexis Stephens and Teresa Baker

Code updates and Legalization Panel

Alexis will serve as moderator and do a national overview of the status of legalization. Kol will cover the THOW updates in Portland, Oregon’s code, and Teresa will update us on movable tiny homes in Los Angeles.

3:00pm - 3:30pm PT

Jenifer Levini

Building, Occupying and Selling Tiny Homes Legally

Tiny Home Law is confusing because there are so many types of tiny homes and so many variations on the laws governing them. Jenifer created a simplified hierarchy to help navigate and understand what it all means. Understanding the big picture will help you buy, get a bank loan, insurance and make the practical decisions about what to do. She’ll also help you avoid buying an unsafe, illegal, unlivable tiny home. There are a lot of bad players out there building tiny homes who aren’t following the law. Knowing the basics of what is and isn’t legal will save you a lot of heartache and money.

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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