EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_8_3_2020_21_11 Event schedule | Tiny House Conference

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PRE CONFERENCE NETWORKING

8:00am - 9:00am 

Arrive, register, mingle, check out exhibitors and tiny houses on display, pre-event video.

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DENNIS NIEUWKOOP

9:00am - 9:10am

MC - Welcome/Opening/Housekeeping. 

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LISA JANSEN

9:10am - 9:40am

Lisa has been living in her campervan for about 2 ½ years. She will talk about how and why she made the decision to walk away from full-time work and city life in Auckland, what life has been like since, lessons she has learned and what tips she would give others wanting to escape the rat-race.​

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Deciding to rebel against living a "normal" life and instead lead a life of adventure and experiences, Sharla kicked her traditional lifestyle to the curb leaving the house and business behind. With 2 small builds under her belt, Sharla will share tips she has learned during both her diy builds, and what life on the road is really like and how to earn money while traveling. Sharla also is the conference manager of this event, and one of the driving forces behind the New Zealand Tiny House Association. Sharla's housebus will be on display at the conference.

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KERRIS BROWNE

10:10pm - 10.40pm

Kerris and her husband Chris have 3 acres in the suburbs, with two holidays homes, their own lodge and B&B, and a menagerie of animals. Rotorua has a severe housing crisis, and in 2018 one of Kerris’ employees was unable to find a suitable rental home for his family of six. Initially, the Tiny Home idea was only a brief thought, as a short term solution to helping their employee out, Ash Pari. However after looking into costs and returns, they quickly worked out that the Return on Invest for a rental Tiny House, is nearly double that of a standard rental home. It was a no-brainer and they haven’t looked back – Kerris designed Rotorua’s first 6-person Tiny House which was built by Tiny House Builders in Katikati, and Ash has been happily living in it ever since. Kerris will share with us a complete spreadsheet of costs and returns, and the processes she initially went through with the Council, and Ash will talk about living in a Tiny House with his sons, and the savings he makes while ‘living tiny’.

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MORNING TEA BREAK 

10:40am - 11.25am 

A selection of tea/coffee and a large grazing platter with a variety of fruit, veges, dips, spreads, cheeses, baking and sweets is provided. This is also time to wonder around the trade show and tiny house village.

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ROBIN ALLISON

11.30am - 12.00pm

Robin Allison ran her own sustainable architecture practise for many years before founding Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, the innovative 32-home cohousing neighbourhood in west Auckland. Earthsong demonstrates leading-edge sustainable design with intensive community involvement, and as the Development Coordinator Robin guided the entire development and construction phase. Robin will share some of the key structures that have contributed to the success of Earthsong, and which will help inform the creation of other successful communities.

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RYAN STEVEN & ZISKI POSCHI

12:00pm - 12.30am

Planning to build a tiny house for several years Ryan and Ziski finally decided to take the plunge and put pen to paper to start the design phase of their tiny house build. 

At the beginning of 2019 they attended a workshop that accelerated their tiny house project to a point that they felt comfortable ordering a trailer and turning their design into reality. 

Ryan and Ziski will be speaking about their research and design process, how they got started, finding a place to build, and some lessons learnt during their build. 

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Q & A SESSION WITH MORNING SPEAKERS 

12:30pm - 1:00pm 

Your chance to put your burning questions to our morning speakers.

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LUNCH BREAK 

1:00pm - 2:00pm 

A selection of food vans will be onsite during the lunch break for you to purchase lunches, this is also time to wonder around the exhibitor trade show and tiny houses village.

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SPEAKER WILL BE CONFIRMED SHORTLY

2:00pm - 2.30pm

To be confirmed 

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LUCY AITKEN-READ

2:30pm - 3:00pm

A few years ago, Lucy her husband Tim and their daughters Ramon and Juno packed up their lives in South London, UK and travelled around Europe in a campervan. They eventually headed back to NZ, where Lucy and Tim first met, and now live off grid, in a yurt, in a forest at the bottom of the Coromandel. Lucy will share their story of getting back to the land.

CHRIS MORRISON

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Chris has always had a love for small spaces building tree huts from a young age, It now seems obvious that this was always going to be what he ends up doing.

Chris now Crafts beautiful homes for amazing clients to live in. With a vision to create more than a home! Chris will be sharing building tips he has learned, and the stories behind some of his builds. ​

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AFTERNOON TEA BREAK 

3:30pm - 4:pm 

A selection of tea/coffee and a large grazing platter with a variety of fruit, veges, dips, spreads, cheeses, baking and sweets is provided.This is also time to wonder around the exhibitor trade show and tiny house village.

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DANICA LIDMILA

4:00pm - 4:30pm

An insecure rental market and a new baby prompted Danica and her husband to radically reassess their options, and three years ago they decided to build a tiny house. They loved the the freedom and security they hoped this would give, and a whole lot of hard work and a year later (with the help of an amazing friend) They moved into their very own 26m2 home.... with not one but two children - Remy Rocket aged two and Zephyr aged three months. Danica will talk design ideas to make living this way family friendly, lessons they learned, and tangible examples of what worked and what didn't . They lived in their tiny for a year and loved it, only selling when another exciting opportunity presented itself in the shape of a 60m2 cottage across a harbour, where a boat is their primary mode of transport. They don't think indoor space is necessarily all it's cracked up to be, and less room inside is more life outside.

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LAURA GIDDEY

4:30pm - 5:00pm

For the last 4 or so years Laura has been living RENT FREE by house and pet sitting full time around Auckland looking after dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and even a miniature pony.  She will be sharing about these varied experiences and what she has learned living in other people's houses without having one of her own.  She will also be sharing valuable tips she has learned during the last 4 years. 

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Q & A SESSION WITH AFTERNOON SPEAKERS 

5:00pm - 5:30pm 

Your chance to put your burning questions to our afternoon speakers.

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CONFERENCE WRAP UP DINNER 

7:00pm 

For those that have pre purchased dinner tickets, Conference wrap-up dinner starts at 7pm.

More information and how to purchase tickets for this can be found here.

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