TinyFest NorthWest 2019 will feature a full line-up of
Presentations, Workshops, and MeetUps
to fill the weekend with information and inspiration! 

 

Below is last year’s schedule as an example of the amazing line-up.

Keynote Speakers - 2018

young woman looking up to the side is standing near her tiny house on wheels. It has a rustic look and round window in the peaked roof.

Saturday - Jenna Spesard

Jenna Spesard has been living in her self-built Tiny Home for 4 years, towing it more than 25,000 miles through the United States and Canada. Her home and story has been featured on HGTV several times. She has also recently renovated a 60 square foot vintage trailer, which she uses for long road trips. When she’s not traveling on the road, backpacking abroad, or living in a small space, Jenna writes and creates videos about the Tiny House movement on her website, www.tinyhousegiantjourney.com, and her YouTube channel.
Young man in a plain brown t-shirt is standing in front of the wall of a rustic run-down industrial building

Sunday - Andrew Heben

Andrew Heben has a background in urban planning and is the author of Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages. He is currently the project director at SquareOne Villages, a non-profit organization based in Eugene, Oregon developing self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny houses for those in need of housing. SquareOne’s first project, Opportunity Village, opened in 2013 as a transitional micro-housing community for otherwise homeless individuals and couples. The next iteration, Emerald Village, aimed to create a permanent tiny house village affordable to people with extremely low-incomes. 

Saturday (2018

Main Stage

10:30am

Insuring Your Unique Little Home
Michael Carmona, Tiny House MAC Insurance

11:00am

The “Village” Way of Being
Amanda  Krichbaum, Sharing Connection

12:00pm

Understanding Building Codes and Land Use Policy
David Bowlsby, City of Springfield
.Mike McKerrow, City of Eugene

1:00pm

Tiny House Life Lessons
Jenna Spesard, Tiny House Giant Journey

2:00pm

Sourcing Recycled Materials
Panel Discussion

3:00pm

How to Choose a Professional Builder
Panel Discussion

4:00pm

Building Your Movable Tiny House
Patrick Surghue, Artisan Tiny House

5:00pm

DIY Build
Panel Discussion

6:00pm

Big Ideas: Tiny Houses and Underutilize Landscapes
Tom Fiorelli, Univ. of Oregon

Workshops

11:05am

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) 
Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

12:05pm

Communication That Builds a Village
Amanda Krichbaum, Sharing Connection

1:05pm

No Workshop this hour so you can enjoy
Keynote Speaker Jenna Spesard on the Main Stage

2:05pm

Solar Basics + Q&A
Wes Watts, Tiny Watts Solar

3:05pm

Legalize Tiny Living in Your Area
Kevin Polk, American Tiny House Association
pre-registration required

3:05pm

Legalize Tiny Living in Your Area
Continued

5:05pm

Landing a Spot to Call Home
Hannelore Inman, Land Is Home

6:05pm

Rain Water Catchment 
Patrick Grady, Grady Barrels

Sunday (2018)

Main Stage

10:30am

Insuring Your Unique Little Home
Michael Carmona, Tiny House MAC Insurance

11:00am

Simple, off-grid living: The Breitenbush Story 
Peter Moore, Breitenbush Hot Springs and Resort

12:00pm

Pointers from Full-Time Travelers 
Panel Discussion

1:00pm

It Takes a Village
Andrew Heben, Square One Villages

2:00pm

Relationship-Based Economy 
Joe ‘Guisepi’ Spadafora, Free Tea Party Bus

3:00pm

Van, Skoolie, Truckhouse, THOW … How do I choose?  
Panel Discussion

4:00pm

See The Change: One Mans Journey from Chains to Freedom 
Artisan Josh, ArtisanJosh.com

5:00pm

Exploring options for ADUs 
Sandy Belson, City of Springfield
Mike McKerrow, City of Eugene
Kevin Polk, ATHA 

Workshops

11:05am

Landing a Spot to Call Home
Hannelore Inman, Land Is Home

12:05pm

Rain Water Catchment
Patrick Grady, Grady Barrels

1:05pm

No Workshop this hour so you can enjoy
Keynote Speaker Andrew Heben on the Main Stage

2:05pm

No Workshop this hour so you can enjoy
Keynote Speaker Andrew Heben on the Main Stage

3:05pm

Zoning Code and Advocacy 101
Eliza Kashinsky, WE CAN

4:05pm

Empowerment through Zero-Waste, Veganism, & Tiny Living
Megan Salyer, Trash Me Not

5:05pm

Collective Clearing Meditation
Ashtani Akshagni, Collective Clearing