See a movie about Tiny Houses and talk with builders/researcher­s

 

Can living small go big? Come see TINY, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves. A screening of "Tiny: A Story About Living Small" will be followed by a panel discussion led by members of Tiny House In My BackYard (THIMBY), an interdisciplinary collaboration of UC Berkeley students designing and building a zero-net-energy tiny house on the Berkeley Global Campus.

 

 

This event is not specifically cohousing-focused. However, many area cohousers are exploring the potential for tiny homes clustered, perhaps in the style of a trailer park, to form the basis of a cohousing neighborhood -- this could be a good opportunity to talk with urban planners and tiny-home activists about how to move their movement beyond the one-house-at-a-time isolated level it is at now. If you engage folks there, always be polite and focus on listening/empathizing; don't assume they understand cohousing or its advantages, but do be on the lookout for people with passion that we can partner with in our own quest for community

 

Cohousing Coaches/Cohousing California regional organizers Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris are participating in ongoing Berkeley task force conversations about what it would take to create a Tiny Home Village in the area.

 

 

Sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center.

Note: RSVPing here is not necessarily enough. Get a sliding-scale ticket ($5-20) via the Brown Paper tickets website: 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2500946 

 

or take your chances at the door.

 

First Image courtesy Flickr user Jenn Wrenn

WHEN

March 03, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm

WHERE

Berkeley UU Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States
Google map and directions

CONTACT

Carrie at The Ecology Center · · (510) 548-2220 x239

103 RSVPS

Bet Muth Lisa S Judy Schonebaum Ruskin Aimee Benedict Janet Janet Madelene Todel Norma Sherman Leslie Caplan Donna S Lana Husser Miles Miles Paul Del Bel Lisa Lisa Isabell Mysyk Barrett Balvanz Jennifer Abella Jesse Rothman Mark Erickson Sam-Omar Hall Kris Kris Laney Siegner Christina Tran Rima Rima scott scott Mary Foong Hillary Hillary Valeri Vasquez Deborah Linton Tom k Jeanette Madden Alain Despatie Arpana Warren Randnes Angeles Patricia Kim Tz Tz Daryl Moulder Genevieve Meow Ryan Ryan Mike Lee Tzigane Tzigane Kai Kai Julia Szinai B. Wesley Nash Cinna Cinna Rivian Berlin Emily Whitcomb Anne B. Elayne Ryder

Will you come?

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.