Initial 2016 Event Schedule

As several of my followers have been asking about workshops and tours, I wanted to post some of the events for 2016 even though I am not posting the Summer Tour Schedule yet.

I hope to have a Spring workshop in April and will post it here first! So, please come and see me at any of these events and we can talk “tiny”!

February 5-7, 2016: Speaker at Derek Diedricksen’s Small Build at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Mass.

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March 4-6, 2016: Keynote Speaker at the Georgia Tiny House Festival 

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“Why Tiny? Why Now?” Hear from International Tiny House Jamboree speaker, Vera Struck, about the growing social tiny house movement that went viral.  Learn how Vera’s affordable zero-waste tiny house, the Silver Bullet, is a resilient solution to the lack of affordable non-toxic housing, provides relief from the American debt culture, reduces one’s carbon footprint and provides a simpler, free and more substantive life in a world of diminishing resources.

March 16, 2016: Keynote Speaker at the Greater Newburyport Village at the Newburyport 5 Cent Savings Bank Auditorium, 6:30PM.

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April, 2016: BU Sustainability Festival (both campuses)

May 18-19, 2016: Silver Bullet Tiny House Summer Tour Launch and Tour at EBSCO Host Corporate, Ipswich, MA.

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June-September, 2016: Look for the cross-country tour schedule posting in Spring, 2016

August 5-7, 2016: Workshop Facilitator/Speaker at the 2nd International Tiny House Jamboree

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October 8, 2016:  Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, Mass. 7 PM Rubbish to Runway Fashion Show to benefit Long Way Home.

Our Founder, Vera Struck, will create two new eco-couture fashions for another sustainable education non-profit, Long Way Home, that will be featured at the renowned Rubbish to Runway Refashion Show!

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How 2016 Sustainability Begins

Last year we posted weekly a sustainable lifestyle practice we encouraged you to engage in with your family, co-workers and friends. Every couple of years we will do that again, diving deeper into new renewable technologies, smarter products, resource stewardship, social and cultural responsibility, sustainable lifestyle choices and more affordable and efficient ways to embed those into your lifestyle.

This year we will be blogging from the road about our direct engagement and outreach to individuals, families and workers through our continued speaking engagements, co-sponsoring of workshop events, and our Silver Bullet Tiny House American tour this summer. The tour schedule is just beginning to take shape and will remain fluid with stops at corporate sponsor locations, universities, schools and community locations across the country. The tour schedule will be posted later in Spring.

A quick heads-up about my mentor, Deek Diedricksen, tiny house luminary extraordinare. He has a stellar cast of tiny housers at his next workshop, Feb. 5-7 at an amazing venue, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. My friend Palo, Martin, and others will be speaking and working right along with you! Make sure you sign up quickly as he sells out fast! Click on this link, BUILD SMALL.

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Note from the fashion world. What do you do with leftovers from a tiny house or micro shelter build? I have free-cycled them, given them away AND repurposed them into eco couture to raise money for one of my other favorite sustainability non-profits, Long Way Home. Check this out from Benjamin Obdyke:

http://www.benjaminobdyke.com/education-events/slicker-becoming-a-fashion-accessory/

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A Not So “Tiny” New Year Announcement

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A Not So “Tiny” New Year Announcement

We are pleased to announce that on December  31, 2015 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), powerful online research database, donated funds to sponsor a solar renewable energy system to TerraBluTeams.org, our 501c3 non-profit, to complete a unique sustainable education project built in Massachusetts.

Ms. Vera Struck, explains that her project, Silver Bullet Tiny House, is an innovative example of sustainable renewable energy design and is based on bio-mimicry. She will inspire individuals with the Silver Bullet at regional workshops, and institutions, capping off a summer tour in Colorado Springs, August 5-7th, 2016, at the 2nd International Tiny House Jamboree.

Struck said,” The Silver Bullet Tiny House is an excellent classroom exhibit for living a sustainable lifestyle. All the materials were sustainably vetted and are non-toxic; of which 60% are reclaimed and repurposed resources. EBSCO gave us our first seed money to develop sustainable lifestyle curriculum and has provided scholarships for dozens of students to our hands-on Living the Sustainable Tiny Life workshops since 2012. We are thrilled they will be helping us complete the project to enable us to expand our educational outreach.”
 
EBSCO will sponsor an event this Spring at their Ipswich facility kicking off the TerraBluTeams National Sustainable Lifestyle Tour. The Silver Bullet Tiny House has been featured globally on Youtube, and the personal story of Ms. Struck’s tiny house journey was recently released in an e-book, “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”.