Talks & Panels on 3 Stages


Community Vision Stage

Be inspired by thought leaders and shifts in housing trends, policies & initiatives, along with new approaches to public spaces.

10:00am Welcome to Fest 2019 with all of the movers + shakers!

10:15am KEYNOTE: Sustaining Sustainability: Regenerating the Practice of Life

11:30am Vermont’s Current Housing Landscape?

12:00pm PANEL: Tiny Houses, Wedging Open the Conversation About Housing and Community

1:00pm Living Well by Design: Developing Healthy Physical + Social Environments

1:30pm The Past & Future of Tiny Houses and Mobile Living

2:00pm PANEL: What is the Future of the Tiny House Movement?

3:00pm Neighborhood Prefab Factories: Barn Raisings for Today’s Housing Crisis!

3:30pm The Lift House | Building High Efficiency Tiny Houses for the Underserved

4:00pm Lakota Tiny House Nation

4:30pm Compassionate Sustainability


Design/Build Stage

Learn about all the systems that go into designing & building your next right-sized & sustainable home

12:00pm Don't Get Sketched-Out over SketchUp

12:30pm Tiny House Design Considerations

1:00pm PANEL: Critical-Thinking with the Head and Hand | Design-Build Education

2:00pm Your Trailer IS Your Foundation

2:30pm Landscape Design & the Tiny House

3:00pm Vermont Solar Installers

3:30pm Rural Studio and the 20K House Project

4:00pm Making a Lumber List for a 12x16 Tiny House

4:30pm Designing the Next Generation of Tiny House Trailers: A Live Design Jam


Story Stage

Tiny house dwellers will tell the story of their homes, the impact on them of living tiny, and answer your questions.

11:30am Go Small, Go Zero with Vermod Homes and Efficiency Vermont

12:00pm The Journey to Going Live on AirBnb with Your Tiny House: Steps from A to Z

12:30pm Wheel Pad: What's Next in Tiny Accessibility?!

1:00pm Follow your D.R.E.A.M.S.—Designing a life that you love

1:30pm Designing + Building Your Own Prefab Home

2:00pm Mastheads: Fragments in the Field

2:30pm Flexetail: Experiential Retail in the Digital Age

3:00pm Rutland Middle School Youth Build Tiny Houses for Climate Change

3:30pm Quick! Let's Build a Tiny House! | Green Mountain College’s Design/Build Vardo

4:00pm Tiny House Villages Across the Country

4:30pm Craft Buildings for Craft Beer: The Alchemist, Lawson’s and Treehouse