go, go Tiny! Event: May 20, 2017
MAY LONG WEEKEND BRINGS TINY HOUSES TO TOWN: Free, family-friendly and all things tiny.
● Outdoor event | 10AM-6PM
● Indoor panel discussion + Q&A | 7-9PM (doors open at 645PM; free but ticketed event, see
scienceworld.ca in early May for more details; does not include entrance to Science World)
go, go TINY is a one-day tiny house event on May 20, 2017 at Science World (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver). The event includes mobile tiny houses to tour, community partner pop-up tents and a 26-foot tiny house barn-raising using reclaimed but new building materials/lumber from construction sites that otherwise would have gone to landfill or incinerator; the event will close with a panel discussion and Q&A.
Confirmed panelists: Callahan Tufts (industrial designer), Sean Ruthen (RAIC/VIA Architecture), Ben Garratt (Tiny Healthy Homes), Akua Schatz (Canada Green Building Council/Small Housing BC) and (Bryn Davidson (Lanefab). Any new partners will be announced on our Facebook event page .
The day serves as a public forum to learn more about tiny homes, sustainable design, construction and innovation, and reflects on our waste/reuse culture. It also piggy banks on the 10-day (May 12-21, 2017) nationwide government campaign, Science Odyssey , which celebrates sustainability, innovation and Canada’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We wanted to showcase our local community and its work in design, sustainability, innovative
construction and waste reduction — we’re using tiny homes as a platform to do just that,” says BC Tiny House Collective co-founder and event lead, Anastasia Koutalianos.
Callahan Tufts, an industrial designer and lead on the barn-raising adds, “The conversation around our construction waste needs to change. It’s a rarely tapped resource that could help to address affordability and sustainability within the Canadian housing market. Let’s start the dialogue through this tiny build.”
Tiny houses were identified in the City of Vancouver’s recently proposed housing reset strategy as a built form to explore; the housing department is presenting its final recommendations to council in July. In this light, the event hopes to engage cities and citizens on the opportunities around tiny homes in time for this regroup.
go, go TINY is sponsored by Roundhouse Radio, Real Estate Foundation of BC, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Products Association of Canada, Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group, Wood WORKS ! BC, BC Council of Forest Industries and G&F Financial Group. The event is supported by the following community partners: Science World, Home Depot, Design Build Research, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver Tool Library, Portable Electric, Recycling Alternative, Recycling Council of BC, BCIT, Ruby’s Ukes, Vancouver Renewable Energy Co., Toilet Tech Solutions, Urban Fare, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, Tiny Healthy Homes, The Tyee, VCC’s bachelor of science nursing program, Cork It, Bullfrog Power, UBC’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and Co-op Radio.
go, go TINY is organized by the BC Tiny House Collective (BCTHC), Callahan Tufts and his Rescued Homes project , Sean Ruthen and community partner Science World. The BC Tiny House Collective is a community-run and volunteer organization advocating for the inclusion of tiny homes in new and existing neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver and across BC..
To learn more about the event and/or arrange an interview, please contact event organizer and BCTHC co-founder Anastasia Koutalianos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-992-9024.