After downsizing her homes and lifestyle over the course of 10 years, Jewel designed and built a beautiful 360 square foot tiny house in May of 2015 that she calls home. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, her urban and very chic tiny home has twice been a big hit on HGTV and her most recent docu-series episode on Apartment Therapy’s #TheNewHomesmiths just won a Shorts Film Festival award for its very real discussions and exploration into redefining community.
A project manager and consultant by day, she’s also a tiny house advocate and community leader sharing her tiny living experiences, offering consulting services and teaching workshops throughout the country to encourage and assist others in achieving their tiny living dreams. Jewel is also the founder of Tiny House Trailblazers; a duo collaboration of powerful and uniquely talented black women who together are a strong representation and voice for inclusion within the tiny house movement.
Follow your D.R.E.A.M.S.—Designing a life that you love
Story Stage, 1:00pm
Four years ago Jewel Pearson designed a beautiful tiny house that she loves and calls home, she’ll share her journey from then to now and everything in between.
What is the Future of the Tiny House Movement?
Moderated by Ethan Waldman and including Lina Menard, Domenic Mangano, Jewel Pearson, and Lee Pera
Community Vision Stage, 2:00pm
What started as a fringe housing movement has become a national phenomenon. As cities around the country scramble to adapt to changing housing demands, what will be the fate of the tiny house movement? In this panel discussion and live recording of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast where we will discuss the future of the tiny house movement from multiple perspectives: Social, economic, environmental, and more. Panelists include tiny house builders, dwellers, and advocates.