The 2012 Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit will gather leaders in the development, real estate, building and design sectors from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration, project case studies, and peer-to-peer learning. This one-day housing summit will challenge architects, developers, builders, remodelers, urban designers, policy makers and real estate professionals to craft strategies for this growing housing market. Participants will learn about successfully built projects, financing, space-efficient design, incentives and policy initiatives. This is a great time to explore the leading edge of the housing movement– where design, cost, and care for the environment intersect with the needs of today’s families. The next housing trend is quickly arriving – will you be ready?
- Financing the small house
- Emerging trends in urban development
- Accessory Dwelling Units
- Demographic shifts and market demand
- Innovative, space-efficient design
- How to identify your next buyer
PAD will be participating an afternoon session organized by the very awesome Lina Menard, author of This is the Little Life Blog.
Biggie Smalls: The Notorious Tiny House
Micro Houses are structures that are often smaller than 200 square feet and have captured the attention of mainstream media and the hearts of thousands of Americans. They may be portable or fixed-in-place and may stand-alone or may be tethered to a “normal” house for utilities. These wee buildings are used as backyard studios, extra bedrooms, guest suites or full-time residences. Tiny house advocates explain that these small simple structures provide a flexible, affordable, reasonable (albeit small) solution for residential use, urban infill, and pocket communities. Our panelists will present information from their experience designing, building, and living in micro-houses with a focus on the unique benefits and challenges of taking small to the extreme.
- Dee Williams, Portland Alternative Dwellings (Portland)
- Lina Menard, This is the Little Life (Portland)
- Derin Williams, Shelter Wise (Portland)
We hope to see you there! Click here to find out more and register!