Okay, in all honesty, that title was just to grab your attention.  There’s really more collaboration than competition, and Portland has some great tiny house action happening! Indeed, part of what inspired the founding of Boneyard Studios was to show folks on the East Coast that tiny houses aren’t just a West Coast thing even though it’s where the majority of tiny houses seem to be (up until recently that is…North Carolina now has a whole tiny house organization!).  Having lived for 7 years in the Pacific Northwest, I make a goal to visit often and I just returned from a lovely week in Oregon.  While there I was able to visit with some folks active in the tiny house community, including PAD Tiny Houses, Lina Menard, and Kol Peterson, the founder of the nation’s first tiny house hotel – the Caravan and a great advocate on small housing and accessory dwelling units.

It was wonderful to meet with such engaged people working on code, zoning, building standards, design, and education around tiny houses.  I even was put in touch with a guy who started up tiny house shows in Portland (as blog readers know, I started up a tiny house concert series here on the Boneyard Studios lot this past Spring), so look for some bi-coastal collaboration on tiny house shows sometime soon as well!

Below are some photos from the visit.

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  1. Dear Lee

    Your posts are always awesome and this one is no exception. Thanks for the awesome shout out! There is much creative and fun collaboration in our future.

    I have a quick question about ads on our websitewe have been considering putting ads of some sort on our website. First category of ad would be affiliate relationships with other tiny house companies or manufacturers of products that go in tiny houses. The other is the google ad thing. I noticed you guys added this to yours. Can you share with me what kind of income those generate and how you guys came to decide to do those vs. setting up affiliate relationships and selling other tiny house company products (like ours!) Would love to talk with you if you have info on it.

    Thanks again for the visit and this post. joan

    From: Naj Haus Reply-To: Boneyard Studios Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:04:01 +0000 To: Joan Grimm Subject: [New post] West Coast versus East Coast: Tiny Houses

    leepera posted: “Okay, in all honesty, that title was just to grab your attention. There’s really more collaboration than competition, and Portland has some great tiny house action happening! Indeed, part of what inspired the founding of Boneyard Studios was to show folk”

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