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Updated: November 28, 2018 (See Below!)

2018 Louisiana Tiny House Festival Speakers & Workshops


Update (May 16, 2018): Here is the current roster of some of the incredibly talented and exciting Speakers, and workshops, scheduled to present at the 2018 DC/Virginia Tiny House Festival.

2018 Louisiana Saturday Keynote:

Alex Eaves

Alex lives full time in his converted box truck, is a recycling expert, tiny living advocate, sustainability sensei (our word), walks the walk of minimalism, film director of REUSE: Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet, owner of STAY VOCAL, and Reuse Pro at www.alexeaves.com.

2018 Louisiana Sunday Keynote:

Michael Fuehrer

Michael travels the country full-time in his converted bus (skoolie), is an advocate of the tiny house movement, Navigationnowhere, Skoolie Owner, Full-Time Bus Dweller, Tiny Home-Based Business Owner.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Jenna Spesard

Jenna has towed her Tiny House 25,000+ miles across the United States and backpacked for several months in countries around the world. Her blog, Tiny House Giant Journey, has been featured on several large news outlets, including Business Insider, NY Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, TravelChannel.com, and the front page of Yahoo.com. She has also been featured on HGTV’s popular TV shows: “Tiny House Big Living” and “Mighty Tiny Homes.”

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

The BAD BOY of the tiny house community returns!  Founder & Owner of of RelaxShacks, Best-Selling Author, Musician, Teacher, Tiny House & Tree House Builder, Artist, and Host of HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders”.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Andrea J. Burns

Tomato Box Tiny House, Tiny House Owner, Critical Thinking Expert, DIY Tiny House Builder, Artist, Consultant, Homeless Advocate.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Yvette Stokes

Published Author, Off-Gridder, First-Hand Experienced Emergency Evacuation Expert, A-Liner Owner.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Jill Kanto

Tiny House Owner, DIYer, Search Tiny House Villages, Tiny House Community Advocate, Tiny House Community Resource.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Matt “TK” Devine

The Office Hobo, Devine Diaries, Founder & President of Our Backyard Homes, Intentional Living Advocate, Musician, Outdoorsman, Film Maker, Tiny House Builder, Housing Solutions for the Homeless Expert..

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

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.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Barbara Reilly

Bildsworth International Tiny House Inspection Services, Tiny House Inspections Pioneer & Expert, Tiny Lifestyle Advocate, DIY Support Consultant.

2018 Louisiana Speaker:

Jefre C. Outlaw


Jefre is an expert on developing tiny house communities and setting up non-profit community land trusts.  He also presents on tiny house certifications and what they represent.

2018 Louisiana Speakers:

Rachel & Daniel Messick

Daniel & Rachel live in their DIY converted van, Banana Van and are traveling full time o invest in their marriage and others. They share their struggles and tips to help others transitioning to, or deciding if, the Tiny Life is for them.  Their topics center on marriage in 77 SqFt, and they can be followed on Instagram HERE.

2018 LA Home Owners Q&A Panel

Sit in and ask questions of those who are actually living their tiny house dreams.

2018 LA Hour-of-Power: The Wonder Women of the Tiny House World

Be enlightened, motivated, and enriched, as some of the most recognized women of the tiny house movement, who have built and/or are living in their tiny home, share their experiences, trials/tribulations, successes, and the lessons they have learned during their tiny journies.

2018 LA Panel Discussion:

Tiny Houses Before, During and After a Natural Disaster

Moderator/Emcee: Andrew Bennett (Trekker Trailers)


Tiny Houses continue to prove their benefits before, during and after a natural disaster.  Listen to, and ask questions of, those who are experienced in preparing tiny homes for natural disaster and who have experienced natural disasters while living in their tiny homes.

2018 Louisiana 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; Organizers of the 2018 Louisiana Tiny House Festival; Owners of Tiny House Rescuers; Featured on HDTV, DIY Network, TODAY, The Rachael Ray Show, AOL, “Tiny House Big Living”; Living 6+ Years Full-Time in their Off-Grid 304sqft Beloved Cabin; DIY Experts; FREE Off-Grid Consultants; Philanthropists; Full-Time Tiny Lifestyle Advocates; and Public Speakers.  Book release for “Our Tiny House Love Affair” scheduled for January 2019.

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