Joan Grimm, Portland Alternative Dwellings
For the past 50 years, housing stock has been steadily scaling up—the bigger the house the better. This trend is now showing signs of both slowing down and reversing. More people than ever are interested in scaling back the size of their homes, some by choice and some by necessity. It seems like everyone is talking about tiny houses these days. There are more reality shows about tiny houses than there are places to park them. Find out why there is so much interest in tiny houses, and how they can fit into the bigger picture of housing and community. Joan will share how she and her wife transformed their property into a pocket community that includes two joined properties, a tiny house on wheels, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), and a converted Sprinter van. Learn how you too can create a pocket community in your own backyard, and how scaling down can lead to living large!