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Day 4 Videos Now Live to Watch

Here's your Day 4 official announcement! The video presentations from the third day of the 2017 Tiny House Summit are about to expire and we've just posted new presentations from Jake & Kiva, Hari Berzins, Andrew Bennett, Henderson County Pubic School Students & Teachers, Andrew Odom (interview), Angela Alcorn, Derin Williams, Tessa Baker, and Michael & Michelle Choto Nielsen…

Posted by Sera Isabella on February 23, 2017 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Tiny House Communities, Friendly Places + Community Concepts

Explore the many tiny home or alternative housing communities, and tiny house friendly places that we have visited across the USA. See the photo album below. This includes various…


Posted by Alexis Stephens on February 12, 2017 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

AFFILIATE PROGRAM - Promote the Upcoming Online Summit!

As we get closer and closer to the beginning of February, and subsequently the online Summit week of February 20-24th, we're looking for all kinds of ways to promote the first online Tiny House Summit!

If you have any interest, the affiliate program that we offer has great incentive to provide you a generous commission for anyone that buys the full Summit package under your lead-generated code. Each code is specific to the individual it was created for, thereby allowing us to…


Posted by Sera Isabella on January 30, 2017 at 3:30pm

State of Oregon Investigation into Tiny Homes

This is an email that I received from the State:



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” and sells those designs to individuals.  The Division needs the names and contact information (including addresses) of the individuals to whom Small Homes has sold “tiny home” designs. By “tiny home” I mean the Division’s definition of “tiny home” which I provided in a previous e-mail and includes “any structure under 300 square feet that is designed or intended for use as a residential structure and that provides living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. This definition includes, but is not limited to, structures that are designed to travel or be pulled by a motor vehicle on roads and highways.” 


Please provide this information at your earliest opportunity, in any event within the next two weeks.  The Division is hopeful that we can conclude this investigation through the informal exchange of information.  You may contact myself or Ms. Simmons as needed.  Thank you and have a good day.



Anthony Estrada

Contested Case Representative

Building Codes Division



...  end of email....

I was subsequently sent a registered letter with a subpoena requiring me to send them all my files including plans, contracts, client lists and contact information including location of their tiny homes.  My attorney said it would cost more to fight than it was worth so I sent a letter to my clients warning them about this demand by the state and then sent the state all the information they demanded.

Watch out!  The heavy hand of the State Building Dept. on it's way and they aren't interested in respecting your rights.

Walt Quade   smallhomeoregon.com   503-201-6635  waltquade@gmail.com

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