Dee is a designer, builder and tiny house resident and advocate with a background in architectural engineering and environmental science. In 2004, she constructed an 84-square foot home with the dream of living more simply and happily in her friends’ backyard. Since then, she’s introduced thousands of students, young and old, to the world of tiny houses; she’s taught workshops across the country; authored a how-to e-book titled Go House Go; and has consulted with hundreds of people designing and building their own small homes. She’s been featured extensively in the media. To date, more than 20-million people have either walked through her house or toured it virtually; the house has been featured in Yes!Magazine, TIME Magazine, on Good Morning America, NBC Evening News, National Public Radio, and other media. In 2008, Dee won the Washington State Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices.
For the past 25 years, Joan has designed and delivered local and international environmental education and sustainability programs for both public and private entities. She is the founding board chair of SCRAP (the School and Community Reuse Action Project) and the Oregon Green Schools Association. In recent years, Joan has been instrumental in creating a pocket community in her backyard–POD49. The community includes a tiny house built by Katy Anderson and a common yard shared by their neighbor.
Lina Menard, www.thisisthelittlelife.com
Lina is a designer, builder, and tiny house dweller. She keeps a blog called This Is The Little Life, featuring vignettes about simple living in small spaces. Lina holds a Certificate in Sustainable Design and Building from Yestermorrow Design-Build School and is a Certified Sustainable Building Adviser. She coordinated Portland’s Pedalpalooza 2012 tiny house and ADU bike tours and has compiled case studies for the Accessory Dwelling website, www.accessorydwellings.org. She’s been featured in the Portland Tribune and OR Magazine, and has been interviewed by Vermont Public Radio and Portlandia’s The Real Portland web series.
PAD and Shelter Wise, LLC are partnering to bring you all the expertise and assistance needed to design and build your dream tiny house. Derin Williams is working on building tiny houses to RV standards and if anyone can do that it will be him! Derin has a background in energy efficiency and he holds multiple green building certifications. He is a certified Sustainable Building Advisor and most importantly he is passionate about tiny houses and simple living. Give them a call if you are looking for a top notch tiny house builder!