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 Coach (http://www.CohousingCoaches.com/)es/Cohousing California (http://www.CalCoho.org/) 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:
or take your chances at the door.
First Image courtesy Flickr user Jenn Wrenn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39205945@N05/6975358116/in/pool-1536501@N24/)