We met a million (okay, a few hundred) fascinating people fascinated by the micro house movement. Among them: A single mom looking to open an itty-bitty BnB. A contractor who rescused a couple "throw away" structures and turned them into beautiful housing (if you're in Wisconsin, you can stay in Mark's cabin!). A dynamic entrepeneur building a hobbit village (you rock, Kristie Wolfe). An artist preparing to open her micro house as a gallery. A tiny house guru getting ready to build outhouses for his upcoming wedding (congrats, Ethan Waldman). An experienced builder and consummate storyteller (thanks for the tips, Andrew Morrison). And countless other good-hearted people dreaming about shrinking their carbon footprint as they get intentional about how they live.
At two of the conference sessions, we spoke about composting toilets (who doesn't want to know the scoop on poop?) and tiny house budget and finance. We were grateful for the interest of the audience, impressed by their questions and happy to get to talk one-on-one with many of them over the weekend.
Another highlight of the conference: At least a dozen micro houses on site and open for tours with their builders here to answer questions. So many clever solutions to maximize space; so many different takes on kitchen setup, bed placement, bathroom logistics, heating solutions....
I'm posting a few pictures here. Find more pictures from the 2016 Tiny House Conference—plus a preview of the 2017 conference in Portland, OR—on the conference website. Many thanks to Ryan Mitchell and Amy Henion of The Tiny Life for putting on such a wonderful event and for all the work they do to make tiny living more accessible for everyone.
(P.S. Down the road, we'll be posting a few features about people we met at the conference.)
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