Tiny Houses Get National Exposure at Innovative Housing Summit

See Tiny Houses on the National Mall, 6/1-6/5!

National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are co-hosting the inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase. Importantly, tiny houses are represented! It’s a free 5-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions. The focus is on making housing more affordable for American families and homes more resilient during natural disasters.

Big Blue by Build Us Hope

By being included in this event, tiny houses are further legitimized as an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs. This is an important opportunity to speak directly to policymakers to give them a greater understanding of tiny house benefits. 

The Innovative Housing Showcase is open to the public. Additionally, lawmakers and leaders in the housing industry will be in attendance. Tour building technology exhibits, featuring a container house and two to three tiny houses on wheels. Like, Build Us Hope’s Big Blue, a 32′ three-bedroom. Their exhibit will also feature a model of the veterans’ micro homes as currently in-use at their V13 tiny home village in Phoenix.

Tiny House Programming, Saturday, 6/1:

  • 1pm, On-Stage Interview with Zack Giffin, co-host of Tiny House Nation
  • 2pm, Many Problems, Mini Solutions Panel Discussion

“Tiny homes are all the rage right now, but what really goes into the building process? How can this trend be used to reach its full potential? Experts will discuss the process of producing these structures, and how tiny homes can be an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs.”

Panelists: Elizabeth Singleton of Build Us Hope, Alexis Stephens of Tiny House Expedition and Andrew Bennett of Core Housing Solutions, with moderator Zack Giffin, co-host of Tiny House Nation.

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by Alexis Stephens, Tiny House Blog contributor


My partner, Christian and I are traveling tiny house dwellers. Together we’ve been on the road three and a half years for our documentary and community education project, Tiny House Expedition. We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day. This is our life and our true passion. We are very grateful to be able to experience this inspiring movement in such an intimate way and to be able to share our exploration with all of you.

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