Speaker Schedule

FRIDAY AUG 11, 2017

11:00:00 AM > Lora Higgins > Dream Big, Live Small
Lora Higgins is a tiny house dweller and lover of adventure! Listen as she shares practical advice on tiny living and explains how unconventional choices can make for a happier life.

11:30:00 AM > Luke Davis > Wandering is Not Wondering
Machinist Luke Davis, along with his wife Rachel and daughter Charlotte live in a converted school bus while traveling the nation. Learn from Luke’s stories of his family’s travels, secrets to simplifying their lives, and the juicy details behind the incredible transformation of their Bluebird.

12:00:00 PM > Andrew Odom > From Huts to Hovels
Since the dawn of time man has been searching for a place to be safe, feel secure, and sustain life. Even before recorded history there were incredible integrations of life and space. This has continued into current day and our pursuit of understanding form and function is as obvious as ever. Popular author, essayist, tiny house dweller, and educator, Andrew M. Odom, will help show perspective on house and home through history.

1:00:00 PM > Skoolie School > JT Lane, Kelsey Russell, Ashley Trebitowski, Derek Cobia, Denver Miller, Chris Caton | Moderator: Mike Schmidt
Learn everything there is to know about this quickly growing form of alternative housing! Our panelists all live full time in converted school buses “skoolies,” and will be sharing personal stories of life on the road. Learn where to start with DIY tips, hear about time lines and unexpected expenses, and listen to exciting, heartwarming accounts of this adventurous lifestyle.

2:00:00 PM > Creative Animal Foundation > Creative Animal’s “Home”
Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Wildlife filmmaker and artist, Tim Davison share personal stories about global conservation. Their empowering message highlights the importance of sustainable living and reconnecting to the natural world. Listen as they inspire people with practical ways to live a more productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

3:00:00 PM > Chloe Barcelou & Brandon Batchelder > Outside the Box
Chloe and Brandon own a production company together creating and styling sets for films, photography, theatre and beyond. Their creative work, desire to live financially unburdened, and the ability to travel to find work – inspired the creation of their handmade, expandable tiny home on wheels. Mostly using recycled and salvaged materials, Chloe and Brandon have discovered unique ways of repurposing unconventional pieces. Join them as they discuss their creative lifestyle choices, expandable spaces, and how to design spaces that evolve.

4:00:00 PM > Maggie Daniels > Try It Tiny
Maggie Daniels, creator of Try It Tiny, helps audiences remove the barriers between themselves and tiny house living. It may be easier than you think to transition into tiny house living with tools like ‘try before you buy’, long and short term land rentals, and more.

SATURDAY AUG 12, 2017

11:00:00 >Mike Schmidt >Tiny Home Industry Update
Business Development Director of THIA (Tiny Home Industry Association), Mike Schmidt, gives an overview of the business of tiny houses. Learn about the tiny house marketplace and what professional builders are doing, explore current issues with coding, zoning and living tiny legally, and get a progress update on where we’ve come from and where we’re going as a community.

11:30:00 AM > Kathleen Morton > Real Stories of Vanlife
Kathleen Morton shares her personal stories of living in a 1987 Toyota van, and a 1978 postal van over the past three years. Each of these homes came with its own setbacks which required some creative solutions. #vanlife

12:00:00 PM > Andrew Odom > From Huts to Hovels
Tiny House History: The saying “form over function” has not always been the case. Since the dawn of time man has been searching for a place to be safe, feel secure, and sustain life. Even before recorded history there were incredible integrations of life and space. This has continued into current day and our pursuit of understanding form and function is as obvious as ever. In this speaker presentation popular author, essayist, tiny house dweller, and educator, Andrew M. Odom, will help show perspective on house and home through history.

1:00:00 PM > Real World: Tiny House Edition > Kathleen Morton, Stephanie Arne and Tim Davison, Chloe Barcelou, Maggie Daniels, Joe Holmes | Moderator: Mike Schmidt
The “reality show” of tiny houses. What happens when the build is over and life begins? Panel will feature multiple tiny house dwellers as they tell their stories of the dream versus the reality.

2:00:00 PM > Creative Animal Foundation > Creative Animal’s “Home”
Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Wildlife filmmaker and artist, Tim Davison share personal stories about global conservation. Their empowering message highlights the importance of sustainable living and reconnecting to the natural world. Listen as they inspire people with practical ways to live a more productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

3:00:00 PM > Joe Holmes > High Elevation Yurting
Listen to personal stories from this Colorado Native who built his own yurt at 11,800′ in the Colorado backcountry.

3:30:00 PM > Maggie Daniels > Try It Tiny
Maggie Daniels, creator of Try It Tiny, helps audiences remove the barriers between themselves and tiny house living. It may be easier than you think to transition into tiny house living with tools like ‘try before you buy’, long and short term land rentals, and more.

4:00:00 PM > Byron Fears > You Don’t Have to Live Like a Monk>
Bryon Fears is the creative and logistical mind behind SimBLISSity tiny homes. Learn from his experiences in over 20 years of building how everything your lifestyle requires can fit into a well designed, space efficient tiny home.

SUNDAY AUGUST 13, 2017

11:00:00 AM Thom Stanton > Six Steps to Go Tiny > Part 1-of-3: Placement & Permission
For the foundation of this 3-part series, we’ll begin with the end in mind: Where you plan to live along with a reality check for understanding what construction codes apply to tiny houses and why compliance/certification are among the most important considerations for you to “future proof” a life in which you can go tiny and live legally!

11:30:00 PM Thom Stanton > Six Steps to Go Tiny > Part 2-of-3: Preparation & Planning Learn what it takes to envision your tiny life and apply hands-on knowledge of “how-to so you and can-do.” You’ll learn how to design your tiny house from the ground-up including floor planning, 3D modeling, and detailing of your living space, office/entertainment areas, and special storage solutions. Only an open mind is needed to understand the fine points of these hands-on creative design and practical planning aspects of your prep to live the tiny life.

12:00:00 AM Thom Stanton > Six Steps to Go Tiny > Part 3-of-3: Production, Pack-n-Port Discover how to turn your tiny house dreams into your living reality with another hands-on overview of estimate plan sets, project planning documents, budget/tracking sheets. Whether portable dwelling or permanent residence, RV or TH classification, turnkey stock model or custom built unit, ground-up DIY or pro-coached construction and assisted assembly, you’ll learn how to best assess the direction, make specific plans, understand contract considerations, and undertake the simplest means for making your transition from typical to tiny.

12:30:00 PM Maggie Daniels > Try It Tiny
Maggie Daniels, creator of Try It Tiny, helps audiences remove the barriers between themselves and tiny house living. It may be easier than you think to transition into tiny house living with tools like ‘try before you buy’, long and short term land rentals, and more.

1:00:00 PM Chloe Barcelou & Brandon Batchelder > Outside the Box
Chloe and Brandon own a production company together creating and styling sets for films, photography, theatre and beyond. Their creative work, desire to live financially unburdened, and the ability to travel to find work – inspired the creation of their handmade, expandable tiny home on wheels. Mostly using recycled and salvaged materials, Chloe and Brandon have discovered unique ways of repurposing unconventional pieces. Join them as they discuss their creative lifestyle choices, expandable spaces, and how to design spaces that evolve.

2:00:00 PM Byron Fears > Byron Fears > You Don’t Have to Live Like a Monk
Bryon Fears is the creative and logistical mind behind SimBLISSity tiny homes. Learn from his experiences in over 20 years of building how everything your lifestyle requires can fit into a well designed, space efficient tiny home.

2:30:00 PM Lora Higgins > Dream Big, Live Small
Lora Higgins is a tiny house dweller and lover of adventure! Listen as she shares practical advice on tiny living and explains how unconventional choices can make for a happier life.

3:00:00 PM Joe Holmes > High Elevation Yurting
Listen to personal stories from this Colorado Native who built his own yurt at 11,800′ in the Colorado backcountry.