The Agenda

The Official Agenda for 2022 will be announced soon.

Check out 2021's agenda below.
Might miss a few sessions of the 2022 Conference?
No problem - every session will be recorded and can be rewatched at your leisure!

October 1st, 2021

7:00am - 8:00am PT

Everyone! Networking 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

Global Tiny House Conference Intro!

Zach and Jason kick off Friday'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

Guilluame Gabriele

Europe and Tiny Housing: how is it going? 🤙

Last time was just an overview of what is happening in Europe. Since March, we've started to ACT! 😎

Creation of a trust-badge,

Proposition of a Manifesto,

Creation of a Petition,

Proposition made to federate builders...

During this conference, I'll humbly present you the little steps we've made and the big ones we want to make soon 🤩

Get ready for a fun moment together, ending with a nice Q&A time 😉

9:00am - 9:30am PT

Adrian Giacca

MicroHome Initiative - Attainable Homeownership In Revelstoke BC, Canada

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 neighborhood, 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.

9:30am - 10:00am PT

Tiny Living Alliance

How to know if a company is trustworthy?

The Tiny Living Alliance distinguish reliably, honest and transparent Tiny House companies from companies with less honest intentions. It’s easy, just look for the Trust Badge on the company’s website or use our Check Before Select service. If something goes wrong, we are standing behind you to solve the problem. So you never have to ask yourself again; will my tiny house arrive in time? Does it correspond to what I’ve ordered? And what happens when it’s damaged?

10:00am - 10:30am PT

Pamela Robertson

Sunshine Tiny Homes- Design & Build Company - Your home Your way

Q&A period with a tour of the home we are presently building 10'x41'  gooseneck completely off grid home. Focusing on operating with CSA standards & Building codes, including energy efficiency and off grid tiny house building with specifics to our unique region. What we as a company and advocacy are up to "everything tiny" here in British Columbia

10:30am - 11:00am PT

Alex Ontiveros

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!

11:00am - 1:00pm PT

Elizabeth Singleton

BIG impact with TINY Homes

Elizabeth will be discussing the process of planning and zoning – she gives an update on how her project is going, what new initiatives she is pushing forward, and how to get involved!

Then she jumps into Q&A!

1:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Daniel Ott – True North Tiny Homes

Legal tiny home living in Canada: How to UpSizeDown

Daniel will be speaking about legal tiny home living in Canada, specifically Ontario where the Ontario Building Code and strict municipal regulations make legally living in a tiny home as your primary residence difficult to accomplish. He and his team at True North Tiny homes have developed a unique method called UpSizeDown which is aimed at helping you get through all the red tape to make your tiny home dream a reality. He will then talk about the tiny home villages they are building, which will make legal tiny home living in Canada much easier and accessible.

1:30pm - 2:00pm PT

Mat Rosa

Off-Grid Adventure Vans

Realities of what you actually do and do not need. Recommended capacities such as electrical and plumbing. Our own style of hide-away shower vs. a dedicated shower room. The realities of just how much solar you can fit on a van roof and what it actually charges. Air conditioning is a huge question we get all the time- no the solar panels on your roof won't "run" your air conditioner, but we have lots of info on efficient models. Toilets in a van?!!? What a practical DIYer vs hiring a van shop- realities of waiting lists, actual costs of parts and labor, registering as an RV, etc.

2:00pm - 2:30pm PT

Minimaliste - JP and Elyse

Q&A and Tiny house tour with Minimaliste co-founders – With a Reveal!

Take the opportunity to learn more about Minimaliste, a Canada based company who specializes in high-end tiny houses on wheels. We will be able to answer your questions regarding technical elements related to our products and also on our company's mission and vision. Our presentation will be more of an open discussion, so don't hesitate to join us and ask your questions!

Plus they reveal their newest addition model – Nomad

2:30pm - 3:00pm PT

Zach and Jason

Giveaway Details and more!

Zach and Jason talk about tiny homes, giveaways, and other details you don't want to miss!

3:00pm - 3:30pm PT

Chip Hayes

The Escape to Destination Tiny Home Communities

Chip will be speaking about the shift to smaller, more economical homes and vacation homes for families, and the growing desire to get away from the iPads and cities and get back into nature with an emphasis on unique experiences. Smaller homes encourage spending time with your family and friends outdoors, and we're seeing a major shift toward people looking for opportunities to experience tiny home living vs. traditional vacation homes.

3:30pm - 4:00pm PT

Galiano Tiramani

Boxabl

The Complete home right out of the box!

4:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Janine Strachan

Introducing the Australian Tiny House Construction Guide

This presentation will introduce the audience to the Tiny House on Wheels and Skids Construction Guide, for safe occupation by the occupiers and for safe road transport. This is a voluntary guide that has been released in early 2021 for trialing by tiny house builders and DIYs.

4:30pm - 5:00pm 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.

5:00pm - 5:30pm PT

David Vardy & Ralph Spencer

Tiny House Design: Part to Whole - Global to Local — Wenzhou-Kean University

David Vardy (Director of the WKU Design Institute) and R. Spencer Steenblik (Asist. Dir. Public Architecture and Design Research Institute) have been leading an architecture studio focused on the complexities of aggregated collections of informal, or grass roots housing development. The studio has begun the process by looking at a "tiny house" competition sponsored by AIA Utah and commissioned by the Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall. The Students in the studio from all over China offer ideas and opportunities applicable from Salt Lake City, to Shanghai.

5:30pm - 6:00pm 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.

6:00pm - 7:00pm PT

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.

October 2nd, 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

Global Tiny House Conference 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

Péter Oravecz

Kabinka and More -The unconventional tiny houses of Hello Wood Studio

The journey how Hello Wood started designing tiny houses and cabins after our famous architecture festival called Cabinfever. We will present our tiny house designs and the design process behind them - especially Kabinka - and talk about our experiences on the European tiny house market.

9:00am - 9:30am 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

9:30am - 10:30am PT

Kevin and Heather Fritz

Fritz Tiny Home Tour designed around health and wellness

Heather and Kevin will be presenting from Victoria BC inside their latest custom tiny home build. The Trahan was designed to support a lifestyle of health and wellness! It has a dedicated space for yoga and a micro gym for a peloton bike! So much life was packed into this 32 foot home.  Come on a tour of this stunning build, learn more about how they designed this home, dive into how they build for Canadian winters and even chat with the home owner Ashleigh! Ashleigh will be joining Heather and Kevin to share about her journey to tiny home living!

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!

10:30am - 11:00am PT

Jennifer McCarthy

Teacup Tiny Homes: A Little Piece of Awesome

Enjoy an energy packed session that talks about how Teacup has evolved over the years, some of the changes we have seen and learn more about Teacup as a company.  Jen will answer all of your biggest questions and will be coming to you live from inside one of their tiny home builds in progress.

11:00am - 11:30am 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.

Vina reveals her new prefab home that is available!

11:30pm - 12:00pm PT

Kenton Zerbin

How To Build A Tiny House For Free (And Win One Too)

Join a tiny house teacher, teams of post-secondary students, and an army of sponsors, as they show you to build a tiny house for free, then take it on a tour, and then give it away. In this presentation, executive producer Kenton Zerbin shares how they do it, the design of the tiny house, and how you can win it.

12:00pm - 1:00pm PT

Erin Mursch

Decluttering and Organizing for Tiny Living

Certified Master KonMari Consultant, Erin, will teach you how to apply Marie Kondo's method of decluttering to downsize your stuff for tiny living. Then you'll get Erin's best tips for maximizing your space so you have more room for joy.

1:00pm - 1:30pm 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!”

1:30pm - 2:30am PT

Alexis and Christian Tiny House Expedition

Finding Your Dream Tiny House Design

It's easy to get dazzled by glamorous tiny house pictures on Instagram. But what's really right for you and realistic? TinyHousePlans.com owners Christian and Alexis share helpful tips & tricks and a selection of available plans to help you find your dream tiny home design. After building their tiny house on wheels, filming tours of hundreds of videos, and curating a collection of tried-and-true tiny house plans, they have a strong understanding of what makes a livable tiny home, from practical details to custom features.

PLUS! A GIVEAWAY!

2:30pm - 3:00pm PT

Dee Williams and Jonathan Williams

Building, Finding, and Landing on Home

In 2017, Dee decided to go from Tiny to Tinier, gifting her tiny home of 12 years to her nephew, JW. Soon after, Dee moved into her new 56 square-foot tiny and JW commenced his tiny experiment, moving the house to Colorado and then Wyoming. Dee and JW will offer their experience, focusing on the basics and how JW modified things (systems, climate and function). They'll also share how things remained the same: happy enough, warm enough and gifted with a place called Home.

3:00pm - 4:00pm 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 7 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.

4:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Jay Shafer and Lindsay Wood

Which Tiny House Movement?

The Tiny House Movement has come to mean many things to many people. Its inclusive philosophy and broad definitions have allowed for a wide range of ideas about what constitutes a tiny house, what the movement's about and where it's headed. It is, by now, a movement comprised of several movements, all of which fit neatly within its parameters at large. But not every house is tiny, and not every idea fits so neatly under the umbrella the Movement provides.

Jay Shafer will be discussing what happened when a group of people began working together to advance their shared ideas about housing, some of the resulting movement's most influential subsets and what happened when aspiring politicians and profiteers began claiming affiliation with the group to advance their own divergent agendas.

4:30pm - 5:30pm PT

Dee Williams, Zack Giffin and Jay Shafer

Legends – Speaker Panel Q&A

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

5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

Zach & Jason Francis GIVEAWAY & Farewell

Final Farewell

Zach and Jason announce the winner of the 2 different nightly stay GIVEAWAYS! And close out the event with a BIG thank you for all making the forth-ever Global Online Community Event possible. So long until next event in 2022!

6:00pm - 7:00pm 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!

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