to Mar 2

Polkadot Community - Tiny Houses and Eco Villages

A unique event discussing the latest technologies, emerging models and approaches covering the many opportunities and challenges in relation to the future of living in regenerative communities, with leading speakers, expert panel discussions, Tiny Houses on display, and with live performances and music.

More details to follow.


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9:00 AM09:00

Polkadot Presents - AELA - RONA18

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
*** More

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to Oct 21

tiny houses + mobile eco parks • talk at Conscious Life Festival

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.

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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.

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6:00 PM18:00

Affordable housing forum - Wodonga, VIC

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

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10:00 AM10:00

ECOSS Spring Fest 2018 - Yarra Valley, Victoria

Register Interest on Facebook, buy tickets at the event $5-$10. See Website for more details.

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: or keep an eye on the website!!

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to Sep 19

2018 Sustainable Communities National Summit - Melbourne

  • Angliss Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here for more details,

The 2018 Sustainable Communities National Summit will feature:

  • Case studies galore: Renewable Newstead, Tiny Houses, Cardinia Food Circles, Market Forces (divest your super), the power of solar, place making, local food

  • Leading speakers on the need for growth in the right places, including

    • Michel Bauwens, founder of the global Peer To Peer Foundation, leading global advances in the New Sharing Economy (building collaborative networks for the 'commons')

    • Julie Miller Markoff, bHive Bendigo cooperative

    • Professor Rebecca Wickes, the Australian Community Capacity Study

    • Dean Cracknell, founder of the Town Team Movement

    • Mariam Issa, Resilient Aspiring Women

    • Sam Marwood, Cultivate Farms

    • The Food Next Door Co-op, Mildura

    • David Holmgren, Retrosuburbia

    • Gilbert Rochecouste, Village Well (MC)

  • Snapshots of Sustainability initiatives from around Australia and internationally

  • Your involvement to help co-design a better future.

Convened by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Village Well, Sustain and Transition Australia

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10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable House Day - Tiny and Small Houses

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, Sunday 16 September 2018. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living

For details on all the houses open click here

The Small and Tiny Houses on show nationally are:





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to Sep 8

polkadot community • tiny house display - Noosa Show, 7/8 Sept

Come and see the polkadot • tiny house mid-construction!

Right up the back near the two showbags vans.

Learn more about Tiny Houses and how they may be the key to creating connected and sustainable communities for the future.

Joined by Ecotekk, Electric Bikes of Noosa, demonstrating a new sustainable living model.

For more details on Facebook Click Here


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7:00 PM19:00

The tiny house solution - Kew, Melbourne

Tiny houses are an option for cheap accommodation for many groups in our big cities and rural areas. Ric Butler will talk about the construction of tiny houses, council permits, rules and regulations, and the philosophy around an alternative way of handling our lack of social housing. He will also show a number of examples of construction and finished units.

The event is free but please register if you are attending by using this link.

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to Aug 19

Melbourne Home Show - Tiny House Street

  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Melbourne Home Show will include 3 tiny houses, a shipping container and a safari tent:

  • GlamXperience® - Safari Tent & Extendable Glamtainer
  • Nestd - Showing a new tiny house on foundation
  • Off Grid Tiny Homes - Showing a totally off-grid tiny home on wheels
  • Tiny Footprint - Showing a tiny home on wheels specifically designed for an older client with lift bed and mobility features

Elle Paton from Tiny Non Profit and the Australian Tiny House Directory will be presenting on stage.

Click here for Melbourne Home Show website and here for all the details of the Tiny House Street


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9:00 AM09:00

Tiny Houses & Eco Villages Seminar

Tiny Houses Brisbane, polkadot community + OpenTalks presents ...

A conference of thought leaders, community groups, civic leaders, academics and the business community with the broader community.

An holistic discussion about the future of living in more environmentally sustainable & connected communities. A networking and collaborative atmosphere.


  • Introduction - Sandy Bolton State MP for Noosa
  • Government Regulations & Planning - Rikki Pieters & Valerie Bares (ESC Consulting)
  • Community Land Trusts - Gary Flomenhoft (USA)
  • “Kanyini” – Indigenous Holism - Alan C Parsons (Indigenous Thought Leader)
  • Cycle of Life - Ian Ugarte (Small Is The New Big, Affordable Housing Advocate & Entrepreneur)
  • Economics of Building Tiny - Sam Gosling (PhD Student, University of Queensland)
  • Mobile Eco Parks - Jimmyz Hirst (polkadot community)
  • Future of Blockchain & Community - Tom Miller (, Ethereum Enterprise Alliance,

Enter Promotional Code: ATHA25

For a 25% Discount to members and their friends. Tickets are just about sold out. Over 500 attending.

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9:30 AM09:30

Noosa Libraries Free Talk - Tiny Houses Eco Villages

Noosa Library Service presents:

Find out about Tiny Houses
How they may be the key to creating connected and sustainable communities for the future.
Learn how this type of eco smart, mobile housing can overcome community isolation and disconnection, and start to regenerate the small village living model for a more meaningful and effective way to live.
Presented by Jimmy Hirst from Tiny Houses + Eco Villages (polkadot community).

FREE. Bookings Required. Please use the Registration link below in the Event Information.
Noosa Leisure Centre 9.30-11am Friday 13 July 2018 for Noosa Libraries.

Precluding event to Tiny Houses & Eco Villages Seminar, Sunshine Coast, Sat 4 Aug, ticketing & info:

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5:00 PM17:00

Q&A Panel - Tiny House Movement WA

  • Centre for Entreprenurial Research and Innovation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome Refreshments @ 5:00 p.m. (+ T-Shirts as Door Prizes) 
45 Place Limit @$10 / HEAD for 5:30 p.m. Start
"Like" Page, Register "Interest" in Attending
$10 Invoice via Messenger (pay online to confirm)
Confirmed Speakers - 11 July 5 to 7:30 p.m. @CERI are:

Chris Wenban - President of the newly formed Australian Tiny House Association. Runs “Tiny Footprint” a tiny house builder (& dweller)

Stephanie Brokenshire (Shire of Mandurah) MA (Urban & Regional Planning), Undertaking study tour on USA’s tiny house movement

Simon Joiner - Managing Director “Tiny Homes Perth” (with expertise on Building Regulations & Construction)

Plus one surprise panel member

Q&A Panel - Facilitator Brent McKenna followed by the Launch of Tiny House Association Australia (WA Branch)

Facebook - Sustainable Villages Expo

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10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable Villages Expo

  • Shelley Beach Park, Riverton Drive North (Off Leach Highway), City of Canning, WA City of Canning Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Planting Concepts that grow into Tiny Home Villages

Tackling Housing Affordability, Accessibility and Sustainability, Challenging Land, Laws, Loans & Marketing Regimes.

Collaborating with Tiny House & Sustainability enthusiasts.

EXPO Exhibitors, please apply by email to =>

Click here for link to Pinterest  or here for Facebook

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