Tiny Houses at Science World – May 20th
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. 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 is part of 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.
● 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)
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.