United Tiny House Association | 2021 Florida Tiny House Festival, November 20-21, 2021, at Cacklebery Camprgound... 6th Annual Florida Tiny House Festival
 

Speakers

2021 Florida Tiny House Festival Speakers

Update (November 15, 2021): Please join tiny living enthusiasts from around the world for a weekend of INSPIRATION and INSIGHT with the INCREDIBLE line-up of SPEAKERS who will be PRESENTING and SHARING during the 6th Annual (2021) Florida Tiny House Festival.

2021 Florida Speaker:

Suzy Beckwith

Sun (3PM)

Seven years ago Suzy was 49 and built her own DIY tiny house with the help of a few friends.  Suzy has lived full-time in her tiny house since day one.  She recently retired after years as the park manager of a tiny house community in Leesburg, Florida, and has been a speaker at numerous tiny house events.  You can following Suzy at GO LIV TINY.

2021 Florida Speaker:

Jo-Anne Peck

Sat (3PM)

Jo-Anne is the owner of Historic Shed and is an expert on helping to take the mystery out of Zoning and Building Codes for both the DIYer and those considering hiring a contractor to build their little dream home in Florida.  She will be discussing such topics as: What you can build, where, researching a property’s zoning, minimum room sizes, egress requirements, lofts/ stairs, required clearances for fixtures, product approvals, construction drawings, permitting process, inspections during the build, and more.  Jo-Anne’s emphasis will be on Tiny Houses on Foundations, but much can also be applied to Tiny Homes on Wheels.

2021 Florida Speaker:

John Kernohan

Sat & Sun (2PM)

John is the co-founder, along with his wife Fin, and the Chairman of the United Tiny House Association.  John and Fin are two of the truest examples of the tiny house movement… living full-time for 10 years in their DIY, off-grid 304sqft Beloved Cabin and the owners of their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Tiny House Homestead & Stay.  They also own their World-famous towable Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9, a second towable tiny house they call “Rocco”, a 14’ yurt, a skoolie, and they are currently building a tree house with a grain silo.  John is a known DIY and re-purposing expert, and as an off-grid specialist.  He is also a tiny house and affordable housing advocate, and has been invited to speak at colleges and events around the Country, as well as with local state and Federal governments… including HUD in Washington DC… on the subjects of affordable housing solutions.  John and Fin have been featured on HGTV, The DIY Network, Apartment Therapy, Hobby Farms, TODAY, The Rachel Ray Show, JEOPARDY!, AOL, Yahoo, and MANY other media outlets around the World.

 

2021 Florida Speaker:

Robin Butler

Sun (12:30PM)

Robin Butler is the CEO of NOAH, a third-party inspection & certification company. He is co-chair of an ICC (International Code Council) subgroup working to recognize Best Practices and Innovation in Code Administration. He has presented to hundreds of Tiny Houser’s and has always proven to be informative & enlightening.

2021 Florida Speaker:

Pat Dunham

Sun (11AM)

Pat is a tiny spaces consultant and specialist who is an expert in outlining ways one can live comfortably in their own small space.  Her ideas work for space-challenged living environments from tiny homes to efficiency apartments to RV’s and boats.  Long before the tiny house movement began, Pat lived a life in tiny living quarters for several years aboard a boat with her husband and six children and now lives with her husband and 35-lb dog Annie in their own 235sqft. tiny house. She speaks on the many benefits of living small, while offering practical advice for downsizing and useful tips for creating storage solutions.

2021 Florida Speaker:

Shorty Robbins

Sat (12:30PM)

Shorty’s Victorian Tiny House “Nawaka” is a functioning mobile historical exhibit, telling the story of life in the late 19th century, as well as a modern-day home with all the amenities.  With the help of a few friends and no prior construction experience, Shorty built the house herself using SIPS technology, using 90% recycled and re-purposed materials.  Shorty lives full time in Nawaka, and travels with her tiny house to living history events, workshops and festivals.  She’s a tiny living advocate and is currently compiling a book featuring stories of other DIY women builders: Building Passion, the Tiny House Edition.

 

2021 Florida Speaker:

Brenda Mason-Parmelee

Sun (3:45PM)

Brenda Parmelee of SmallerLivingHugeLife is a Smaller Living Advocate, Public Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Downsizing Consultant. She downsized from 3100sqft to 310sqft in 31days to her mostly off-grid converted motor-coach 5+ years ago. Brenda knows regardless of the size of your home, “You also can Create Your Clutter Free Home Oasis!” She has been there, done it, talks it, lives it… and now shares with you how to do it too. According to Brenda, “While you have to do the work, it helps to have a friend and a community to come along side you to encourage you as you take the next right steps. I’m excited to be that friend!”

2021 Florida Speaker:

Barb Diaz

Sat (11AM)

House flipper, mother & businesswoman, Barb Diaz built a tiny mountain cabin after turning a micro trailer into the Cottage Camper. Back in Florida and living in 60sqft for 2 yrs & working full time, Barb then built her “Take-Me-Home” 20-ft THOW by herself on weekends & afternoons. Barb is Leasing Manager and runs the website GraciousTinyHousePark.com at Lake Okeechobee. Barb’s construction experience, bold personality & willingness to teach others make her a natural enthusiast for the Tiny House lifestyle. Always working on more improvements, we heard her once exclaim, “I never finish anyth — !” 

2021 Florida Organizers:

John & Fin Kernohan

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Founders of the United Tiny House Association; Organizers of the 22 for-charity tiny house festivals, including the 2021 (6th Annual) Florida Tiny House Festival; Owners of Tiny House Rescuers; Owners of the Tiny Firehouse – Station No. 9; Featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House Big Living”, the DIY Network, TODAY, The Rachael Ray Show, JEOPARDY!, AOL’s “Dream Big-Live Small“; Living 10 Years Full-Time in their Off-Grid 304sqft tiny cabin on their 16-acre Beloved Cabin Tiny House Homestead & Stay; DIY & Re-purposing Experts; FREE Off-Grid Consultants; Philanthropists; Full-Time Tiny Lifestyle Advocates; Public Speakers; and authors of “Tiny Talks: Communicating BIG with Love & Laughter”.

Interested in learning more about the 6th Annual Florida Tiny House Festival? Please feel free to contact us at unitedtinyhouse@yahoo.com or by calling our office at 706-623-4332.

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