Do you want more places in your area where you can live tiny legally? Learn to help make that happen at TinyFest California 2018!

This workshop is meant to provide tiny house activists with the tools they need to start a campaign to create positive change in their local communities.


Taught by Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, one of the nation’s most successful advocates for tiny house legalization and author of Fresno’s Tiny House on Wheels as ADU ordinance, this workshop will cover:

Identifying local information resources you can use;

Understanding the governmental approval process;

How to build an effective local coalition;

How to identify and approach local government leadership;

How to talk to local government officials;

Movable Tiny Houses as Accessory Dwelling Units.

Participants will leave with a presentation you can give to local policy-makers!

About the Instructor:
Mr. Fitzpatrick, as the California Chapter Leader of the American Tiny House Association, has made numerous presentations to municipalities thoughout the State of California. Because of his over 40 years of local government and developer experience, he has been working with municipal governments to amend their planning and zoning codes to permit movable tiny houses as ADU’s. He is also working with several California municipalities for demonstration infill tiny home projects.

About TinyFest California 2018:
Enjoy sunshine and tiny houses! TinyFest California 2018 will be representing the West Coast for Tiny Houses Across America. The event will be held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose.

Check out the big variety of small homes, including Tiny Houses on Wheels, Shipping Container Home, Skoolies, Van Conversions and other surprising structures. Discover the joys of living simple and meet fellow members of the #tinyhousetribe.

IMPORTANT: Workshop attendees must have a valid festival ticket in addition to paying their workshop fee. Festival tickets for Saturday are $15 (online) and can be purchased at

Presented by American Tiny House Association.

Interested in starting an ATHA Chapter in your area? Contact for more information.