Ryan Mitchell of The Tiny Life has put on an annual conference for several years now. Last year's conference was in Portland, Oregon; this year's is in Asheville, NC. At his conferences, attendees can tour tiny houses, learn from experienced builders and glean invaluable information on products and techniques. We ordered our trailer from one of the conference presenters. We saw an alcohol-burning stove in action—and came home and ordered the same one. We learned framing options and talked about sustainability. Etc., etc., etc. We came home with the ideas and inspiration we needed to put our plan into action.
I'm happy to report that we'll be speakers at this year's Tiny House Conference. If you're thinking about making the move to a tiny house, I hope you'll join us in Asheville April 2-3. Bill and I will be discussing how to budget for and finance a tiny house as well as addressing the not-so-glamorous-but-very-necessary topic of composting toilets.
I've posted a few pictures from the 2014 conference below. If you have any questions about this year's conference, please send us a comment. Registration is open now; hope to see you in Asheville.