As many of you know, Jay Shafer is one of the leading figures in the tiny house movement. He has designed and built tiny houses, mostly on wheels, for the past decade and a half. Living in a smaller footprint himself he is an example of how to downsize your life effectively and efficiently.
Jay has just announced that he will be participating in a Global Ignite Week event in Sebastopol, CA at Hopmonk Tavern on March 3. Ignite Events are events where the presenters are given 5 minutes and 20 slides to make a presentation on something that they’re passionate about.
In Jay’s case it’s about his passion for small houses and, specifically, revising the International Residential Code (sections 304.1,2 &3 in particular). Limiting the lower size limit for dwellings is a great way to discriminate against those who want to own a house, but don’t have the means to build a McMansion. I agree, what’s the use of putting a lower limit on the size of a house? If someone wants to build and live in a small house… hooray for their chutspa for living lighter on the earth!
So, if you’re in the area of Sebastopol CA on March 3 stop in at the Tavern to hear him speak on why the residential building code should be revised.