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 #5, 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 1st

11:00am: How to have your Tiny Home evaluated and certified; by Alex Ontiveros of Pacific West Tiny Homes

12:00pm: Tiny House Construction 101; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Homes

1:00pm How To Find Insurance & Financing for a Tiny Home by Kevin Polk of American Tiny House Association

2:00pm: Lessons Learned from Traveling 55,000 Miles with a Tiny House presented by Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons co-founders of Tiny House Expedition Presentation.

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Saturday, November 2nd

11:00am:  Lessons Learned from Traveling 55,000 Miles with a Tiny House presented by Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons co-founders of Tiny House Expedition Presentation.

11:45am: Where To Park It - Zoning Issues; by Daniel Fitzpatrick, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy of American Tiny House Association

1:00pm: Zak Giffin; To Be Announced

2:30pm:  Tiny House Construction 101; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

3:30pm: How To Find Insurance & Financing for a Tiny Home by Kevin Polk of American Tiny House Association

4:15pm How to have your Tiny Home evaluated and certified; by Alex Ontivers of Pacific West Tiny Homes

Sunday, November 3rd

11:00am: Tiny House Construction 101; by Nick Mosley - Vice President of Tiny House Association, California Tiny Houses

12:00pm: How to have your Tiny Home evaluated and certified; by Alex Ontivers of Pacific West Tiny Homes Inc.

1:00pm: Zak Giffin; To Be Announced

2:30pm: Making Tiny Homes Legal: A Layman’s Guide For Changing Laws in your Community by Daniel Fitzpatrick, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy of American Tiny House Association.

3:30pm Lessons Learned from Traveling 55,000 Miles with a Tiny House presented by Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons co-founders of Tiny House Expedition Presentation.

4:15pm How To Find Insurance & Financing for a Tiny Home by Kevin Polk of American Tiny House Association


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Zak Giffin is a professional skier and contractor who was co-host of Tiny House Nation. He has so much love for tiny homes that he built a mobile tiny ski house for himself and has lived in it full-time for years. Each winter Zack moves his tiny home to powdery slopes across the country. He has traveled more than 20 thousand miles with his tiny home and has introduced thousands of people along the way to the wonders of this lifestyle.

He is a wealth of information about living tiny and brings his insight and expertise in carpentry to each build. Zack manages each project and build crew and his innovative tricks of the tiny trade always wow. For each home Zack designs a special build project that is tailored to the homeowner’s needs, and his creations are not only super space saving inventions, they’re works of art too.


Tiny House Expedition Presentation: Lessons Learned from Traveling 55,000 Miles with a Tiny House

An intimate exploration of how the tiny house movement is radically redefining the American Dream, from the meaning of success to housing policy, and how crisscrossing North America in our DIY tiny house on wheels has transformed our lives. By Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons of Tiny House Expedition.

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Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons, the cofounders of Tiny House Expedition are filmmakers, DIY tiny house dwellers and advocates. They are inspiring others to redefine home and rethink housing through educational events, resource sharing and thought-provoking storytelling. Their work includes the acclaimed educational docu-series, Living Tiny Legally. Humbly, the world’s most traveled tiny house on wheels, Alexis and Christian have traveled over 55,000 miles across North America. Follow their adventures and stories on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Featured on Washington Post, NPR, Business Insider, Parade Magazine, Curbed, HGTV’s Tiny House Big Living, TreeHugger.

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Tiny House Construction 101 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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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.

Making Tiny Homes Legal: A Layman’s Guide For Changing Laws in your Community by Daniel Fitzpatrick. Let Dan Fitzpatrick teach you how to work with your local government to make change in local laws and regulations to permit tiny homes.

Dan Fitzpatrick is the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy 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 house.


Pacific West Tiny Homes

Pacific West Tiny Homes

How to have your Tiny Home evaluated and certified; by Enrique “Alex” Ontiveros Vice President of Pacific West Tiny Homes, Inc. is a subsidiary of Pacific West Associates, Inc. which is an accredited third party agency that has been recognized in the industry for over 30 years. PWTH is composed of licensed electrical, mechanical, structural and forensic engineers. Our evaluation and certification staff meet the requirements of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) E-541, which is for agencies engaged in design and system analysis and quality control and assurance analysis. Alex is ready to help you start your certification program today! 


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The American Tiny House Association’s goal is to support tiny house enthusiasts who are seeking creative and affordable housing as part of a more sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle. Stop by the association’s booth and see how you can become a member and support the tiny house movement! Kevin Polk, President, will be speaking all three days on how to secure financing and insurance for your tiny house. This is a subject every tiny house enthusiast needs to know, and Kevin will have the answers!