Tiny House Conference Coming to Portland Later This Month
There’s little doubt that tiny houses have caught the public imagination, if not widespread municipal zoning board approval. One place where the approval–both in its citizenry and legislative bodies–is Portland, Oregon. So it’s only fitting that the city would be hosting this year’s Tiny House Conference April 18th and 19th.
Because tiny house construction, zoning and living is such a tricky proposition, it makes sense that those interested in taking the tiny plunge would want to share their collective wisdom. The two day conference has a program that covers the practical aspects of tiny house construction with sessions like “Designing Your Own House” and “Finding Land”. Also covered are more lifestyle-y topics like “Tiny Living” and “Small Space Organization.” I suspect that tiny house enthusiasts–i.e. those enamored with the lifestyle and are considering it for themselves–will far outnumber tiny house dwellers–i.e. those who are actually living in one of the little places. The program seems to be shaped accordingly. Of course there will be tiny houses on display as well, and you can get comped if you bring your tiny house.
The conference costs $300. If that’s too rich for your blood, there’s also an “Tiny House UNconference” on April 17 that only runs $12 for a whole day–because, well, the other conference was too big.
H/T to Gm.