Learn the "How To's" of Tiny Living from the people who have actually lived it or have the expertise to show you the way. The seminar series is free with admission to The Tiny House Expo at The Fresno Fall Home Improvement Show. Located in Building #4, the seminars run all 3 days. Not all seminars run each day, so review the schedule to find out what day works best for you


Friday, November 2nd

11:00am: The "How To's" of Bus/Van Conversions;  by Kyle Volkman, Volkman Brothers

12:00pm: Tiny House Design and Innovation; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

1:00pm How To Build A Tiny House; Part-1; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

2:00pm: How To Build A Tiny House; Part 2; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

3:00pm: How to build a safe, certified Tiny House, with NOAH standards by Robin Butler of NOAH

4:00pm Can You Downsize? Absolutely! by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

 

Saturday, November 3rd

10:30am How to Build A Tiny House: Part 1; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

11:30am:  How To Build A Tiny House; Part 2; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

12:30pm: Converting a Cargo Van into a Cozy Full Time Home! by Reporter Tracey Kaplan/Bay Area News Group

1:30pm: Where To Park It - Zoning Issues; by Daniel Fitzpatrick

2:30pm: How to build a safe, certified Tiny House, with NOAH standards by Robin Butler of NOAH

3:30pm:  Tiny House Design and Innovation; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

Sunday, November 4th

11:00am: How to build a safe, certified Tiny House, with NOAH standards by Robin Butler of NOAH

12:00pm: Can You Downsize? Absolutely! by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

1:00pm: How To Build A Tiny House; Part 1; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

2:00pm:  How To Build A Tiny House; Part; by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House

3:00pm: Tiny House Design and Innovation; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

4:00pm The "How To's" of Bus/Van Conversions;  by Kyle Volkman, Volkman Brothers

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How to build a safe, certified Tiny House, with NOAH standards by Robin Butler of (NOAH) The National Organization of Alternative Housing Robin Butler has been building homes for 40+ years. He is experienced in design, plans, building, the permit process, building inspections/ inspectors, plus dealing with planning and zoning departments. In 2015, he saw a need in the tiny house movement. He put his experience to use by founding NOAH, a third-party inspection and certification company for tiny houses on wheels. NOAH helps both professional builders and DIYers create safe, certified homes.


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Tiny House Design and Innovation & Can You Downsize? Absolutely! by Nick Mosley of California Tiny Houses Nick has 15 years of experience in the construction field. He began working for his dad (Pat) at a young age and through the years has learned all phases of construction. He specializes in finished carpentry, space saving solutions, and design. He oversees the design and building of every tiny home. In addition, Nick handles all sales, customer relations and speaking to media outlets. Learn from someone who knows how to downsize into the Tiny Living Lifestyle!


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How To Build A Tiny House; Part 1 by Patrick Sughrue, Artisan Tiny House,  Patrick Sughrue built his first tiny house in 1973 on the back of a 1949 Dodge flatbed truck.  He has been involved in building green, high-performance homes for over 30 years with special interest in solar design, energy-efficiency and innovative products. He and his wife Jill hand built their own home north of Vancouver, WA with structural insulated panels (SIPs) over 20 years ago. He has been using SIPs in his designs ever since and brings this wealth of experience to Tiny Houses on Wheels, Accessory Dwelling Units, (ADUS) and small ground-bound cabins, cottages, studio and workshops.

Learn the do's & dont's of building your own Tiny House from someone who knows and has experienced first hand!

How To Build A Tiny House; Part 2 by Patrick Sughrue There is so many steps in building a Tiny House Patrick Sughrue has divided his seminar into 2 parts. Be sure to see both seminars to learn the whole process of Tiny Building!


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Where To Park It - Zoning Issues by Daniel Fitzpatrick Learn how to work with your local government officials in siting your Tiny Home. The City of Fresno is very "tiny" friendly. Become familiar with the procedures of the City of Fresno for placing a tiny home or movable tiny home in one's backyard as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Understand the costs associated with buying and placing your tiny home and, for investors, learn about the potential for "return on investment" of a rental tiny house in your backyard.

Dan Fitzpatrick is the CA Chapter Leader of the American Tiny House Association. In his 45 years as a local government official and private real estate developer/investor, Mr. Fitzpatrick can assist you with understanding the ins and outs of legally placing your tiny home.


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The "How To's" of Bus/Van Conversions by Kyle Volkman Do you have a mobile camper/tiny home dream that you'd like to make a reality? Are you interested in renewable energy or off grid living?  Lean about the construction of custom vehicle conversions/tiny houses as well as installation of straight vegetable oil/biodiesel conversions. Whether you're looking to build a home, a home on wheels, or just have something to get away in once in a while, your specific vision with a creative use of available space is possible! Custom builds or remodels in Buses, Tiny houses, Travel trailers/RVs, Trucks or Vans!                                                                           


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Converting a Cargo Van into a Cozy Full Time Home! by Reporter Tracey Kaplan/Bay Area News Group talks about her radical decision to join the "#Vanlife"!  After being priced out of the high rents in the Bay Area, she moved to the Midwest. That was not the solution for Tracey, so she decided to head back to the Bay Area... and go house-less! Searching the web, she stumbled on artisan van converter, Kyle Volkman.  Tracey decided to spend her nest egg on turning a cargo van into what eventually will be her full-time home. She has been able to remain based in her community, where she has close ties, and actually will have money to travel when she retires!