Dreaming big about building a tiny house? Join us for a 7-day comprehensive hands-on learning experience, building a tiny house on wheels.
With a focus on sustainability and using reclaimed building materials, The Upcyclist’s Tiny House Building Course covers all aspects of tiny house construction including reading plans, trailers, wall framing, roof construction, installing windows, hanging doors, exterior cladding, laying flooring, building a loft, insulation and waterproofing. We’ll also cover the theory around tiny house living, sustainability considerations, legalities of towing and parking a tiny house, and how to transition to living life in a tiny.
Enrollment Day Monday 6 May - 6pm-8pm
Course Dates Monday 13th May to Saturday 18th May from 9am-5pm each evening
The tiny house movement has made its way to Australia. Sydney Community College has partnered with The Bower Marrickville to offer the only comprehensive tiny house building course in the country.
This intensive course is hands-on and practical running over 6 consecutive days where you and a team will build a tiny house on wheels out of recycled materials. Once complete, the tiny house will be available for purchase at The Bower’s annual fundraising auction.
If you are looking to live off the grid, escape the pressures of modern home ownership or simply looking for an exciting personal project then this course is for you.
What is a tiny house? A tiny house is a living space designed to be as compact as possible while remaining liveable and practical. The challenge is to maximise utility through a clever use of interior space, minimising scale and environmental impact.
VICTORIAN DIY TINY HOUSE BUILDERS: It's your time to shine!! Come on down to Brunswick and soak up cutting edge design information on how to build your tiny house strong, lightweight and spacious. Save yourself years of research with this one weekend and get your money back on it with a trailer purchase through us. Sounds amazing, right?
QUEENSLAND DIY TINY HOUSE BUILDERS: It's your time to shine!! Come and enjoy the gorgeous holiday location of Noosa and soak up cutting edge design information on how to build your tiny house strong, lightweight and spacious. Save yourself years of research with this one weekend and get your money back on it with a trailer purchase through us. Sounds amazing, right? It is!
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polkadot • community in partnership with GEN Australia, GENOA, Transition Towns Sunshine Coast and the Permaculture Education Institute presents...
GREATER SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND & NORTHERN NSW ECOVILLAGES OVERVIEW SEMINAR
TWO DAYS OF ESSENTIAL TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, KEYNOTES
SUMMIT ON ECOVILLAGES FROM WORLD-RENOWNED LEADERS
TASMANIAN DIY TINY HOUSE BUILDERS: It's your time to shine!! Come and enjoy the gorgeous location of Cygnet and soak up cutting edge design information on how to build your tiny house strong, lightweight and spacious. Save yourself years of research with this one weekend and get your money back on it with a trailer purchase through us. Sounds amazing, right? It is!
Ric Butler, part of the team behind Tinyhouse2go will discuss the worldwide movement towards more sustainable living.
Social and environmental issues as well as design elements will be covered in this thought-provoking presentation.
Bookings Essential. Click here for more information.
Phone: 9800 6470
Knox Library, 425 Burwood Hwy, Knox City Shopping Center, Wantirna South, VIC 6470
From tiny homes to big ideas, the Green Living Festival is about thinking seasonally, growing locally, living sustainably and having fun along the way! We have a range of talks and demonstrations throughout the day to provide you with plenty of Green Living ideas.
ATHA Members Big Tiny and Nifty Homes will be attending this event.
Caroma on Collins are holding a mini Tiny House Expo on Thursday 11th – 14th of April!
To kickstart the weekend we have a CPD morning for our A & D community.
Amongst other contributors hear from
keynote speakers on design, well-being & sustainability.
PORTA TIMBER: Designing with Timber – Ensuring durability, style, & compliance
WEATHERTEX: "Mould and Condensation in Design & Construction"
Join us to see a Tiny House on site, peruse the PLANT SALE & as always, enjoy your visit to Caroma on Collins!
Check in is at 8am for an 8:30am start sharp! Registration is essential as spaces are limited - Don't miss out!
Chris Wenban, ATHA President and Tiny Footprint co-founder is speaking each day at the Sydney Home Show at 2pm on the Australian Tiny House Movement
The Street of Houses will also be on show including ATHA members Designer Eco Tiny Homes and ‘Big Tiny’
On Sunday 24th March 2019, Yarra Junction will come alive with festive colour, sustainability initiatives, and multicultural performances, Ecotopia will bring the community together for another wonderful celebration of who we are and what we contribute to benefit our environment.
This year we will present the inaugural 'The Valley's Got Talent'- for information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be lots of environmentally friendly stalls, healthy and delicious food, kids activities and performances on stage all day, the area includes Bens Shed and Upper Yarra Museum. This FREE festival is generously sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council, Upper Yarra Community Enterprise, Cire Services, GridEdgeSolar and Victorian Multicultural Commission. We are so grateful for our sponsorship enabling us to provide this entertainment and connection opportunity FREE.
Ric Butler - ATHA Vice President and Tiny House 2 Go founder will be there supported by Elle Paton, ATHA member and Tiny Non Profit founder
Bryce Langston from Auckland, NZ is speaking at a number of gatherings in Australia during March. Narara Ecovillage has been chosen as the only place offering his full presentation, Living Big in a Tiny House. He will be up front in the Visitor Centre from 1-6pm on Saturday 9 March. The cost of a place is only $40 so click here to book early.
Bryce has worked professionally in the film industry for more than a decade and has credits in documentary, cinema and television. He has been on both sides of the camera and is also a musician. He is a passionate permaculturist and environmentalist, has been a consultant to the British Council and established an urban food forest on Auckland’s North Shore.
He loves “the concept of marrying tiny architecture and permaculture to create wonderfully sustainable living that is simple for others to follow” and his YouTube series Living Big in a Tiny House reflects this dedication to delight-full downsizing. This clearly draws others: he has over a million subscribers!
Along with viewing many of the tiny houses Bryce has filmed he will cover :
An introduction to principles for small space design
Materials used for tiny house building
Tiny House Lifestyle and Philosophy
For more information about Bryce, check out: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/
ACT DIY TINY HOUSE BUILDERS: It's your time to shine!! Come and soak up cutting edge design information on how to build your tiny house strong, lightweight and spacious. Save yourself years of research with this one weekend and get your money back on it with a trailer purchase through us. Sounds amazing, right? It is!
VICTORIAN DIY TINY HOUSE BUILDERS: It's your time to shine!! Come and enjoy the gorgeous holiday location of Eltham and soak up cutting edge design information on how to build your tiny house strong, lightweight and spacious. Save yourself years of research with this one weekend and get your money back on it with a trailer purchase through us. Sounds amazing, right? It is!
To most of us, living without money sounds like an impossible dream, but Jo Nemeth hasn’t spent a cent in years. With a desire to live more simply, sustainably, and in line with her values, Jo stepped off the treadmill of rent, bills, and a stressful job to change key aspects of her life.
Fred Schultz designed and built his off-grid tiny house on wheels for his family before tiny houses on wheels were a thing. But for Fred, off-grid wasn’t enough. The house had to be run on reusable sources of fuel as well. So he designed and built a solar passive tiny house.
Alicia and her partner have been living tiny in their Tiny House for nearly 4 years. Now they have welcomed a tiny addition to the family home with the arrival of their first child.
Join Jo, Fred and Alicia to hear their journey to a Tiny House life and beyond, living a whole lot more with a whole lot less.
What takes a Tiny House Village?
Discussion Forum for Investors and First Home Buyers
Affordable Housing Forum will be held at 2 PM on Saturday 1 December 2018 at The Sustainable Activity Centre on Lincoln Causeway. Entry to the Forum is free but those interested should register on the event booking page: https://www.trybooking.com/ZMOD
CONTACT for MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Lubosh Hanuska, Ph: 0427636466, Email: Lubosh@hotmail.com
Hear from experienced speakers on the issues, solutions, challenges and opportunities for the Tiny House movement here in Adelaide. There will be panels, Q&A times for the audience, and a wonderful occasion to meet like-minded people on amazing journeys.
To register click here
Announcing Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) Rights of Nature - Earth Arts Festival at Nambour Community Centre on Saturday 27 October.
* AELA rights of nature tribunal live stream from Brisbane
* Earth artist discussions, displays and workshops
* Earth laws - talks about the rights of nature
* Tiny houses on display
* Sustainable food demonstrations
* Live music
* Food stalls
* Sustainable stalls including electric bikes, native plants and more
* Community creative response
* Children's workshops
For tickets Click here
Catch Jimmy at the Conscious Life Festival QLD, Sunshine Coast on Oct 20-21 talking about Tiny Houses • Eco Villages (polkadot community) and mobile eco parks 🙂
Presenting in the Green Speak area on Sunday 21st October from 12.30 - 1.15pm.
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637960926242400/?ti=ia
Jimmy from Polkadot • is a social engineer and entrepreneur actively working in advocating for, and helping transition the mainstream population to that of more sustainable and socially connective communities (popularly referred to as "Eco Villages"). To help improve quality of life for all people as well as helping reduce impact on the planet so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come.
With an extensive background in social organising and event management, Jimmy has had a highly awarded, celebrated & influential career and background in music, entertainment & mass media throughout Australia spanning over 20 years which has transformed generations, by socially collaborating and working with successful teams who have changed the way people live.
He has launched the polkadot • brand to help demonstrate and implement practical sustainable community living principles to the mainstream. This is connected to the polkadot community, which helps advocate, facilitate and build future housing models, one being “mobile eco parks”, through demonstrable public seminars, tiny events and sustainable festivals.
He spent over six years of his life travelling around the globe to the USA, UK & Europe and Africa to research intentional communities and connecting with thought leaders through organisations like the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Intl Communal Studies Assoc (ICSA), Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA), NextNow (Silicon Valley), living in world-renowned villages such as the Findhorn (Scotland), Christiania (Denmark), Tamera Healing Biotope (Portugal), The Eco Village at Currumbin, and is a member of many community groups.
Affordable housing is a popular topic and seems to be getting more attention at times when the issues such as homelessness are discussed more often. This forum will have a panel of experts speaking on topics related to affordable housing and ways in which we can contribute to it. New Victorian Affordable Housing Amendment will also be presented and explained.
As this might be a big event in a tight space please use the link to Trybooking website on Facebook to reserve your ticket!
Hosted by Tiny Houses Albury Wodonga
ECOSS SPRING FEST! Saturday September 22nd, 10am- 4pm at ECOSS.
Wake up and Bloom for Spring. This year's abundant festivities include 'The Great Ecological Race'- wheelbarrow race between Middle years kids and their parents, MC'd by the Fabulous and Fantastic Will Tait.
Multicultural performances from Aztec Dance, Zaar Belly Dance, Japanese Kids Choir, Tuvaluan Dancers, and we are waiting on confirmation from MORE!
Tiny House tour, Bio-dynamic Farm tour, ECOSS projects tour, and GRAND OPENING OF RELAB- (rehab for old items- up cycling and boutique craft centre!).
Eco - Market with delicious local, healthy food and drinks!
Meet- Yarra Valley Bee Group, Kids Clay play in the Community Pottery Studio, LGBTQI+ rainbow flag painting and loads more activities underway.
More Details to come, Stallholder Bookings are open now! email: email@example.com or keep an eye on the website!!