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Media Advisory: TinyFest NorthWest - Tiny Living Festival Aug. 17-18 Polk County Fairgrounds (Photo) - 08/10/19

What:  TinyFest NorthWest, a tiny house festival with opportunities to explore living small.

When: Tiny House Symposium for policymakers:  Aug. 16, 1-3:30 p.m. at the  Polk County Fairgrounds

TinyFest NorthWest Festival: Aug. 17: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Polk County Fairgrounds, S. 520 Pacific Hwy. W. Rickreall, OR 97371 (just 10 miles west of Salem)

Photo and Interview Opportunities: 

  • Expert speakers/workshops on tiny living:  Schedule here
  • Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons the co-founders of Tiny House Expedition are DIY tiny house dwellers, and filmmakers of the educational docu-series, Living Tiny Legally. Humbly, the world’s most traveled tiny house on wheels, Alexis and Christian have traveled over 54,000 miles across North America.
  • Van build workshop.
  • Tiny house celebrity, the legendary Bob Wells will speak.  Wells’ website and YouTube channel, Cheap RV Living, exists to create awareness of the joy of living in tiny and traveling anywhere at any time.  He hosts the ever-popular Rubber Tramp Rendezvous each January -which attracts over 10,000 attendees.
  • Simple Living Marketplace: resources for tiny living.
  • Actual tiny houses: Tiny houses on wheels, van conversions, shipping containers, gypsy wagons, schoolies  (school buses) and more.

Media Passes: Available by request by Aug. 15 to Mary Louise VanNatta, or 503-585-8254.  Pass available at will-call.

Press Packet:  Available  here.

Contact info and to schedule interviews:

Event overview:  Aug. 17 and 18 at the Polk County Fairgrounds. TinyFest NorthWest explores a variety of tiny houses from pro-builders and DIYers. Tour tiny houses on wheels, shipping container homes, vans, bus conversions and more! Enjoy the Marketplace, meet the builders, hear live music and eat good food. TinyFest NorthWest will feature a full line-up of speakers and workshops to inspire and inform. Plus, builders and DIYers love to share their expertise and experiences. TinyFests are also held in the Midwest and California.

Symposium overview:  Friday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Designed for those involved in community planning, zoning, building codes, and City Managers to learn about zoning, building codes, and regulations that affect tiny living. Our keynote speakers, who are experts on tiny living regulations nationwide and have produced a documentary series called Living Tiny Legally, will be moderating the Symposium. Other speakers include local tiny house builder and regulations advocate, Nathan Watson of Tiny Smart House, and Kevin Polk, Executive Director of the American Tiny House Association.

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