On 13 Sep 2017, I gave a presentation via Skype about the small home and tiny house movement to an 8th Grade Pre-Engineering class at Lee Burneson Middle School in Westlake, Ohio. Here’s a video of the presentation.
Invigorate Your Life,
Because the Best Things In Life Aren’t Things.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Marriott, Cedar Rapids
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Networking: 8-8:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: 8:30-9:30a.m.
$40 per person or $350 Table of 10
Don’t Settle for More
Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill. And, it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living.
Learn to Live a Better Life With Less
In his presentation, Joshua Becker will help you:
- recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less
- realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams – craft a personal, practical approach to declutter your home and life
- experience the joys of generosity
- learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life
About the Keynote Speaker
Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism eight years ago. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning less. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.
Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites in 2015. He is also the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify, The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids. He has contributed to TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Christianity Today. He is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News.
The event program is available as a two-page PDF file, and provided below as two JPG images.
Date: 19 July 2016 / Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM [Event Page]
An evening with Greg Johnson, President of the Small House Society, who will give a presentation on the trend toward smaller living, and the popularity of tiny houses (those less than 500 square feet) in particular.
Layne Stark, who makes his living in carpentry and has built his own tiny home, will also share his experiences.
There will be time for questions and answers, as well as discussion. If the ideas of downsizing, living simply or freeing yourself of the burden of a larger home appeal to you, join us for this event!
Date: 14 June 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Title: Tiny House Talk – Living Small & Simple for a More Purposeful Life
Location: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Prairiewoods.org, 120 E. Boyson Rd., Hiawatha, Iowa 52233.
Register: Online, cost is $5 [Register Online]
Web Page: Prairiewoods Calendar Event Page
Learn how a tiny house can help you live a larger life.
There is a growing interest in small houses as a result of various cultural factors, including economic conditions, concerns about the environment and a desire for simple, more effective living. Are you one of the many people who can make a small living space work for you?
As facilitator Greg Johnson will share, you likely would have more time and money for other areas of life, such as your spouse, family, education, fitness or career. Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) to learn how this could help you create a more balanced, enjoyable life!
The cost is $5. [Register Online]
23 January 2016
Marion Public Library
Join us for the Small House Symposium on January 23, 2016 from 2PM to 4PM. Recently extended from the originally scheduled 2-3 PM time.
The event will take place at the Marion Public Library, Meeting Room A, 1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA 52302 [Map]
- Greg Johnson of the SmallHouseSociety.net will be giving a presentation on simpler, smaller, living, and also responding to questions. Topics include Pocket-Neighborhoods, Tumbleweed Houses, Four Lights Houses, and more.
- Kim Kasl of BlessThisTinyHouse.com in Minnesota will also be presenting on her family’s experience of living small.
- Vanessa Kelly of TinyHouseBigLife.com and EagleRiseWoodStoves.com will talk about Nature’s Head composting toilets and safe efficient home heating systems with Kimberly wood stoves.
Please note that the program schedule may expand to include other presenters or events as we get feedback from those who plan to attend. Please check this page for additional event news and updates.
If you’d like to have an information table, or offer a presentation, please contact us before January 15. Thanks!
You can RSVP on the Event Facebook Page.
You can learn more on the library event description page.
Event Report (24 Jan 2016)
There were 81 people in attendance yesterday at the Tiny House event in Marion, Iowa. Many thanks to all who attended, and to the Marion Public Library for hosting the event, and posting this great photo on their Facebook page.
The Tiny House Jamboree will be in Colorado Springs, August 7-9, 2015. Visit TinyHouseJamboree.com for more details.
Below are photos from The Big Tiny House Event at Luther College in Decorah Iowa that took place on 25 April 2015. Additional photos are also included from the beautiful facility at Luther where the event was hosted. Click here for the re-recorded presentation by Greg Johnson.
The Big Tiny House Event
Tiny Houses in the Midwest:
how they fit into peoples lives,
communities and futures
Date: Saturday, 25 April 2015
Environmental Science & Biology [Map]
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Join the Growing Community of “Going Tiny”
- On Saturday, April 25th, the Center for Sustainable Communities at Luther College is hosting local tiny house owners and enthusiasts who will present their stories, motivations, and knowledge of the go-tiny movement, followed by an informal table Expo giving participants an opportunity to ask questions.
- Hundreds of people have downsized to homes of 50-400 sq. ft. which are more environmentally sensitive and efficient, enable money savings, and maximize time and energy available for friends, family, and their community.
- Grant & Anna Olson – Grant has personal experience in tiny home building and living, and the pair has a designed a tiny home with construction starting in early April.
- Greg Johnson – Founded the online resource, Small House Society, with Jay Shafer in 2002. He also lived in a tiny home from 2003-2009, and continues to be an advocate.
- Kim & Ryan Kasl – Live in a 207 sq. ft. home with their two children, and were featured in a FYI’s Tiny House Nation Episode.