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Cumberland Tiny House Talk & Potluck

Cumberland Tiny house talk & Potluck & Brews

Join us June 18th, 2018 at the Abbey Studio for an engaging, interactive potluck snack chat + beer with Tiny Home educator Kenton Zerbin.
Tickets are $25, cash at the door, and include a free, delicious beer from Cumberland Brewery Beer!

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Dreaming of building your own tiny home one day? Curious about why so many are choosing to "live tiny", and what it can mean for your community? In between teaching his popular Tiny Home Design and Building Education Course  and Shawnigan Lake (June 22-24), Kenton is making a stopover in the Comox Valley for a frank discussion about these popular alternative dwellings, including some of the common roadblocks tiny home owners encounter at the building and permitting stage. 

The talk will be divided into two parts. Part I will address some of the following: 

  • Pros and cons of tiny living
  • Types of tiny homes, and how to choose the right one for you
  • The basic “rules” of tiny homes, including sizes, lengths, and other limitations*

Part II will be a Q & A session about anything related to tiny homes! Seating is limited to 50 people. Please pre-register now (no payment required) to let us know you're coming. Thank you!

Organized by Tiny House Courses BC (www.tinyhousecoursesbc.com), in partnership with KZ Permaculture (www.kzpermaculture.ca) these talks are also an opportunity to build community and join forces with others who are working towards the necessary bylaw changes to allow tiny homes in Vancouver Island municipalities. “There are many communities across Canada making great strides in the conversation around how we house and grow our communities sustainably, and I’m glad that tiny houses are finally part of the dialogue as a potential solution,” says Zerbin.

Groups such as the Tiny House Advocates of Vancouver Island (www.THAVI.ca) welcome Zerbin’s positive, solutions-based approach to working with municipalities and regulatory bodies with the goal of making alternative dwellings more mainstream. “We believe the time has come to work with local governments to make tiny houses a legal and acceptable housing option,” says organizer Denise Clowater.

*Please note, Kenton is from Edmonton, AB, and while he has plenty of general zoning and building code advice, he's not an expert on specific building regulations and land use bylaws on Vancouver Island.

 This is a potluck event so please bring a dish or snack to share with your community. Your ticket gets you one free, delicious beer from Cumberland Brewing! Tix are $25, pay at the door, and please pre-register here:

This is a potluck event so please bring a dish or snack to share with your community. Your ticket gets you one free, delicious beer from Cumberland Brewing! Tix are $25, pay at the door, and please pre-register here: