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Fast Forward Autumn 2019 Lecture Series, Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses: Making the Most of Back Yards

  • 28/05/2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Fast Forward Autumn 2019 Lecture Series, Tiny Houses
Tiny houses may not be everyone’s idea of medium density but internationally they are becoming a very popular and affordable housing alternative, and a means of exploiting small and difficult sites such as household backyards.

With a tiny footprint, they cut down on construction costs and environmental impacts. What’s more, you can put them on wheels or on the back of a truck making them fully transportable. However, they often come with Building Code and council planning compliance issues.

Presenters with hands-on experience will discuss their adventures with tiny housing:

Piet Ubels and Alan Johnson of Build Up, who designed and built a prototype tiny house on council land intended as emergency housing
 Alan Syxomexune and Helen Jarvis who are building a dwelling on wheels in a grandmother’s side yard 
Tommy Honey who is the mastermind behind a social enterprise called SLIMBY – Shared Living in My Back Yard (an innovative housing solution where clients can lease a backyard for their tiny home).

*Drinks and nibbles will be provided after this talk as an opportunity for conversations to continue as we wind up Fast Forward for Autumn.

Hosted by:
School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland
Venue: Engineering Lecture Theatre 401:439, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland

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1 comments on article "Fast Forward Autumn 2019 Lecture Series, Tiny Houses"

Bill Ritchie

29/05/2019 8:00 PM

I live in Christchurch and am really keen to build/acquire a tiny house. Was unable to get to Auckland to attend the 'Fast Forward' symposium on the 28th so wonder if notes or videos are available from that event.

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