Tiny House update and more

On Tiny Houses

Our last blog was about the date claimer for the Tiny Houses and Eco-Villages event held in Doonan (Qld) on 4 August. The event was an absolute winner, drawing a big crowd; and the speakers were excellent covering a variety of very interesting topics. The organiser, Jimmy Hirst of Polkadot, is planning more events like this. In fact the next one is on 27 October at the Nambour Community Centre – visit the Polkadot website for more information.

20180804 gathering

We will also be speaking at an Adelaide event on Sunday 4 November. This one is being organised by the Australian Tiny House Association (ATHA). Checkout the eventbrite page or the ATHA website.

We also featured on an ABC TV segment! For other Tiny House news and events, checkout the ATHA news page.

Away from the limelight, we’ve been meeting with various local governments around South East Queensland to better understand their view points on Tiny Houses so we have a better chance of addressing any concerns. We will consolidate these findings into an update to the Tiny House Planning Resource document. We are also looking to add at least a couple more chapters to the Resource to cover off on topics such as infrastructure charges and financing. We are aiming for a 2019 first quarter release of the update.

Another piece of work happening in the background is to address the building regulations. We are working with ATHA to produce a Tiny House Building Code. It’s taking shape but lots more work to do.

On sustainability

Healthy-Homes-Master-RGB-1-croppedThe masterclass ‘Buyers Guide to Builders’ that I’ve been delivering with Jessica Osborne (of JoshDevelop) has been rebranded to ‘Healthy Homes’ and is also now available as an online course. Checkout the website for more details!

Our next face to face workshop is coming up soon – Saturday 10 November at Northey Street City Farm. For details click here where you will also find the link to the eventbrite registration at the bottom of the page.

Healthy Homes launch at the Brisbane Home Show

For something a little different, this Saturday (20 Oct) the Montessori International College in Forest Glen on the Sunshine Coast will be open to the public as part of Sunshine Coast Open House. It is a green school and I (Valerie) happen to have a passion for Montessori education!


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