United Tiny House Association | Speakers


2017 (2nd Annual) Florida Speakers

Please join tiny house enthusiasts from around the world for a weekend of INSPIRATION and INSIGHT with the INCREDIBLE line-up of KEYNOTES and SPEAKERS who will be PRESENTING and SHARING during the 2017 (2nd Annual) Florida Tiny House Festival.

2017 FL Special Guest:

Jay Shafer

The Father of the Modern Tiny House Movement, Founder of Tumbleweeds Tiny Houses, World Famous Tiny House Designer & Builder, and Author.

2017 Florida Saturday Keynote:

Elizabeth Singleton

Build Us Hope, Defender of the Homeless and Disabled, Build us Hope – Housing Opportunities Provided for Everyone, Tiny House Owner, Creator of Affordable Housing, Tiny House Lifestyle Advocate.

2017 Florida Sunday Keynote:

Andrew Bennett

Owner of Trekker Trailers, Co-Founder NOAH, Tiny House Builder, Tear-Drop Camper Builder, Gypsy Wagon Builder, Regular Guest on DIY Channel and HGTV.

2017 FL Emcee:


The “VOICE” of the For-Charity Tiny House Festivals, Certified Master Tradesman, Contractor, ArtisanJosh, Muralist with 21 years of in-trade & on-site experience in the Design, Construction, and Fabrication.  Proud Supporter of the Tiny House Movement.

2017 FL Speaker:

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

RelaxShacks, Best-Selling Author, Musician, Teacher, Tiny House & Tree House Builder, Artist, and Host of HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders”.

2017 FL Speaker:

Michelle Bredeson Boyle

Co-Host of Tiny House Podcast, Tiny House Expert, Tiny House Builder & Designer, Tiny Lifestyle Advocate.

2017 FL Speakers:

Alexis DeHart Stephens & Christian Parsons

Tiny House Expedition Film Makers, Community Educators, Tiny Lifestyle Advocates, Tiny Homeowners, the “World’s Most Travelled Tiny House”, and Creators of the ‘Living Tiny Legally’ Film Documentary Series.

2017 FL Speaker:

Mandy Lea

Mandy Lea Photography, Full-Time Teardropper, Explorer, Professional Photographer

2017 FL Speaker:

Gwendolyn McShepard

DIY Tiny US, Tiny House Owner, DIY’er, Builder-Collaborator, Tiny House Advocate.

2017 FL Speaker:

Kari “Yurt Grrl” Cooper

Yurt Living Guru, Tiny Lifestyle Expert, Musician, and Artist.

2017 FL Speaker:

Sarah Boren, Director of Policy and Programs

2017 FL Speaker:

Jo-Anne Peck

Preservation Resource , Zoning & Building Code Expert, Historic Sheds

2017 FL Presenters:

Susan Schaefer Bernardo

Author of the children’s book, “The BIG Adventures of Tiny House“.

2017 FL Speaker:

Maggie Daniels

Try It Tiny, Tiny House Advocate, Tiny House Dweller & Owner

2017 FL Speaker:

Roger Lehet

Unforgettable Fire, Unforgettable Tiny House, Tiny House Builder, Musician, Artist, Tiny House Advocate.

2017 FL Speaker:

Eric Korn

Owner of Mustang Logistics Services.  Tiny House Transportation & Logistics Expert.  Mustang Logistics Services moves 10-20 tiny houses per month nationwide for owners, and for several manufacturers of tiny houses.

2017 FL Speaker:

Bryce Langston

Living BIG in a Tiny House, Tiny House Builder, Blogger, Materials Expert, Tiny House Designer.

2017 FL Speaker:

Robert “Chicago Bob” Clarizio

Titan Tiny Homes, Tiny House Builder, Tiny Lifestyle Advocate, Alternative Materials Expert.

2017 FL Speaker:

Felice Cohen

Living Large in Any Space, Author of the best-selling book, “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more)”

2017 FL Speaker:

Brittany & Steven Altmann

Adventure or Bust, DIY’res, Skoolie Owners, Skoolie Conversion Experts.

2017 FL Speaker:

Thom Stanton

Co-Founder of Timber Trails, Co-Founder of GoTiny, Tiny House Builder, Tiny House Advocate.

Q&A Panels:

Builders & Trade Experts Panel


Private Home Owners Panel

Ask Builders, Transportation/Logistic Experts, Trailer Manufacturers, and Other Trade Professionals the Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered.




Ever Wondered What it’s Really Like to Live Tiny?  Have a Question About the Realities of Living Tiny You Haven’t Found the Answer to Online?   Want to Hear Directly from Someone Who is Actually Living in a Tiny House or Who Has Had One Built?  This is Your Chance to Hear Directly From Home Owners!

2017 FL Tiny House Festival Organizer and Speaker:

Shorty Robbins

Nawaka Tiny Historic House, Historic Reenactor, Board Member of the United Tiny House Association, Co-Organizer of the Florida Tiny House Festival.

2017 FL Tiny House Festival Organizers and Speakers:

John & Fin Kernohan

Tiny Fire House – Station No. 9, Beloved Cabin Tiny House, Founders & Chairpersons of the United Tiny House Association, Founders & Co-Organizers of the Florida Tiny House Festival, Owners of Tiny House Rescuers, and featured on “Tiny House Big Living” (Season 6; Episode 1).

“9-9-9… Keep it in Mind” Session

2 Hours of Non-Stop Information: 9 Speakers… 9 Minutes per Speaker… 9 Unique Topics… Followed by a 30+ Minute Q&A.

We want to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in speaking/presenting at the 2017 Florida Tiny House Festival.  Due to the overwhelming inquiry from so many people interested in participating in this year’s 2017 Florida Tiny House Festival, our Speakers’ Roster was filled back in August 2017.  Please feel free to contact us at unitedtinyhouse@yahoo.com or by calling our office at 706-623-4332 with any question you might have about any of our organization’s for-charity events.

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