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Tiny House Summit

We're are gearing up and getting ready for our first webinar in the Tiny House Summit webinar series leading up to the Summit being held beginning of 2017.

This webinar will be related to TH DIY'ers. We will be interviewing 3 speakers, using Google Hangouts Air, to discuss and understand the various ways that Do-It-Yourself can be a direction to take when designing and/or building your own Tiny Home.

We'll share the link soon to this public and free webinar…


Posted by Sera Turner on November 3, 2016 at 4:11pm

Tiny House Summit - Second Update

This is a report back on the progress we’re making toward holding an online tiny house “summit,” and a chance to share with you some of the responses from the survey we sent out this summer.

1. Survey Results. We received an incredible 102 detailed responses to our survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tinyhousesummit). It would be an understatement to say that…


Posted by Steve Hargadon on November 3, 2016 at 4:00pm

The state of Washington and THoW's

The State of Washington has decided that THoWs are "Park Models" and as such fall under their jurisdiction. I personally think that is the right decision.  They are certainly not RV's 

The only change we as group would need is for the states to make them habitable year round.

See http://www.rvia.org/UniPop.cfm?v=2&OID=3531&CC=7616

The ANSi code 119.5 gives enough guidance to…


Posted by Patrick Sughrue on November 2, 2016 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

State of Oregon Investigation into Tiny Homes

This is an email that I received from the State of Oregon Building Dept:



Thank you for your response. The Division is in the process of concluding its investigation regarding Small Home Oregon LLC (Small Home) and the “tiny home” industry.” Ms. Simmons is in possession of your file and requires some additional information before wrapping things up.  You previously indicated that Small Home designs “small homes, tiny homes on wheels, and garden cottages”…


Posted by Walt Quade on October 28, 2016 at 3:19pm



February 20 - 24, 2017

Featured Speakers (adding more each day!):

Abel Zimmerman Zyl, Alexis Stephens, Andrew Bennett, Andrew Odom, Becky Elder, Brad Kittel, Chris Galusha, Chrissy Bellmyer, Damon DesChamp, Darin Zaruba, Darren Hughes, David & Jeanie Stiles, Deek Diedrickson, Felice Cohen, Hari Berzins, Jake & Kiva, Jay Shafer, Jewel Pearson, John & Finn Kernohan, Kelly Hart, Keri Fivecoat-Campbell, Macy Miller, Pat Dunham, Saul Rip Hansen, Thom Stanton, Tracey Powell, Valerie Cook & Tim Boffe, Vera Struck, and Zack Giffin



What topics would you want to be sure were covered in an online tiny house summit? 9 Replies

There are a wide variety of topics that relate to tiny houses and small-scale living, reaching to green building, skoolies, minimalism, and more. How far beyond just tiny houses would you like us to go?Continue

Started by Steve Hargadon in Event Organization and Outreach. Last reply by Cy Ennglert 8 hours ago.

Airbnbing Your Tiny House 6 Replies

Your Name and Title: Sarah Murphy - Founder/Chief Hospitality Officer (former owner/operator of Music City Tiny House).Organization Name: Tiny House HotelieCo-Presenter Name(s): noneArea of the World from Which You Will Present: Nashville,…Continue

Started by Sarah Murphy in 2017 Summit Presentation Proposals. Last reply by Sarah Murphy 14 hours ago.

Welcome (and Introductions)! 1 Reply

Welcome to TinyIsBeautiful.com.  You can start or reply to a forum discussion, or browse the eventsgroups,…Continue

Started by Steve Hargadon in General. Last reply by Sampath Reddy yesterday.

DIY Tiny House - How Do I Make It Happen?

Your Name and Title: Barbara Diaz, Tiny House Coordinator, DIY Builder-Owner-ResidentOrganization Name: Gracious Tiny House Park, Cottage CamperCo-Presenter Name(s):  (N/A)Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Lake Okeechobee, FLLanguage in…Continue

Started by Barb Diaz in 2017 Summit Presentation Proposals on Sunday.

Tiny House Summit Updates: New Dates, New Keynotes, New Sessions, and a New Webinar!

First things first: we have new dates for the live event, February 20 - 24. Getting all the technical details worked out for the Summit took longer than we expected, and we got to the first of the January and there was general agreement to move to…Continue

Started by Steve Hargadon in General Jan 13.

Urban Voluntary Simplicity: How to Downsize Your Living Space Without Leaving the City

Your Name and Title: Terry K, aka "The Office Hobo"Organization Name: The Tiny (Toilet) Home ProjectCo-Presenter Name(s): n/aArea of the World from Which You Will Present:Los Angeles, CALanguage in Which You Will Present:EnglishTarget…Continue

Tags: urban

Started by Terry K in 2017 Summit Presentation Proposals Jan 9.

How to Downsize and De-Clutter Before You Go Tiny

Your Name and Title: Jenn Baxter, Blogger and Freelance WriterOrganization Name: Live a F.a.s.t. Life (blog)Co-Presenter Name(s): n/aArea of the World from Which You Will Present: Charlotte, NC (USA)Language in Which You Will Present: EnglishTarget…Continue

Started by Jenn Baxter in 2017 Summit Presentation Proposals Jan 3.

Powering Your Tiny House With SOLAR!

Your Name and Title: Michael Chance, founder of Chance Marketing Group & TinySolarHouse.comOrganization Name: Chance Marketing GroupCo-Presenter Name(s): N/AArea of the World from Which You Will Present: CaliforniaLanguage in Which You Will…Continue

Tags: tiny, house, grid, off, power

Started by Michael Patrick in 2017 Summit Presentation Proposals Dec 30, 2016.


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