14 episodes

Candid Tiny House - The Advocacy Season
Discover the groundbreaking journey of tiny house living in Central Victoria. In Season 2, we explore how the Mount Alexander Shire removed barriers by allowing tiny houses on wheels without permits or time limits. Learn from key players, including Kaz Neilson and Councillor Rosie Annear, as we share strategies for advocating change in your own community. Join us on Fridays for inspiring episodes that empower you to drive transformation in housing laws.
SEASON 1: A series of honest interviews with people who have built a tiny house on a Fred's Tiny Houses Trailer in Australia after taking a Workshop or Online Course with Fred. Mine these interviews for tiny house building tips that are grounded in reality and experience. Hear stories of everything that it's taken to build each tiny house on wheels, including: - the financial costs & the savings; - the things they wish they knew before starting out on their tiny house building journey; - the injuries & the community support; - the setbacks & triumphs; and - the compromises & innovations.Instead of presenting a shiny tiny house ideal, we take a gritty and realistic look at the enormous feat it takes to build a tiny house on wheels. Each client sets out to make a home that is a successful road vehicle as well as being a comfortable place to live in year-round.See a tour or video component of each interview on the Fred's Tiny Houses You Tube channel.Enjoy photos of each episode and read a short article on each tiny house story on the Fred's Tiny Houses Blog.Be inspired by all the people who have walked the path before you.Access an informed community of conscientious tiny house builders and see the results of their efforts on Fred's Tiny Houses YouTube channel, then start your build well informed and better equipped for the journey ahead! Season 1 (E1/6) starts on Friday 24th September 2021.All the interviewees are in Australia and we focus exclusively on information that is relevant to Australia. Shannon Schultz is your host on Candid Tiny House. She talks to people every day about their tiny house projects at Fred's Tiny Houses and enjoys getting real about tiny houses and everything that is involved in making them and living in them. She picks up the technical stuff from Fred (her husband) and loves catching up with clients to celebrate their journey and their tiny house successes! :-) 

Candid Tiny House Shannon Schultz

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Candid Tiny House - The Advocacy Season
Discover the groundbreaking journey of tiny house living in Central Victoria. In Season 2, we explore how the Mount Alexander Shire removed barriers by allowing tiny houses on wheels without permits or time limits. Learn from key players, including Kaz Neilson and Councillor Rosie Annear, as we share strategies for advocating change in your own community. Join us on Fridays for inspiring episodes that empower you to drive transformation in housing laws.
SEASON 1: A series of honest interviews with people who have built a tiny house on a Fred's Tiny Houses Trailer in Australia after taking a Workshop or Online Course with Fred. Mine these interviews for tiny house building tips that are grounded in reality and experience. Hear stories of everything that it's taken to build each tiny house on wheels, including: - the financial costs & the savings; - the things they wish they knew before starting out on their tiny house building journey; - the injuries & the community support; - the setbacks & triumphs; and - the compromises & innovations.Instead of presenting a shiny tiny house ideal, we take a gritty and realistic look at the enormous feat it takes to build a tiny house on wheels. Each client sets out to make a home that is a successful road vehicle as well as being a comfortable place to live in year-round.See a tour or video component of each interview on the Fred's Tiny Houses You Tube channel.Enjoy photos of each episode and read a short article on each tiny house story on the Fred's Tiny Houses Blog.Be inspired by all the people who have walked the path before you.Access an informed community of conscientious tiny house builders and see the results of their efforts on Fred's Tiny Houses YouTube channel, then start your build well informed and better equipped for the journey ahead! Season 1 (E1/6) starts on Friday 24th September 2021.All the interviewees are in Australia and we focus exclusively on information that is relevant to Australia. Shannon Schultz is your host on Candid Tiny House. She talks to people every day about their tiny house projects at Fred's Tiny Houses and enjoys getting real about tiny houses and everything that is involved in making them and living in them. She picks up the technical stuff from Fred (her husband) and loves catching up with clients to celebrate their journey and their tiny house successes! :-) 

    Uptake, Obstacles and the Future

    Uptake, Obstacles and the Future

    Send us a Text Message.This episode we are looking at present day uptake of the tiny house local laws, and we talk about some of the remaining obstacles to overcome when it comes to tiny house living and hosting in our area.We examine the grey water processing issue: what the limits are and how to work around them. We discuss the clause that states that there should be no 'commercial relationship' between tiny house dweller and land owner. We discuss creating contracts to underpin the relatio...

    • 36 min
    How To Change Tiny House Laws in Your Area

    How To Change Tiny House Laws in Your Area

    Send us a Text Message.This episode, we will reflect on the key turning points and factors for success from this campaign, so that you can be well armed with a best-practice set of pro-tips to help you create meaningful change in your home town and increase affordable housing options like tiny houses on wheels in your area. We hear from:Kaz Neilson, Co-ordinator of My Home Network, the leader of the successful campaign as she reflects on the things that really worked this time, setting t...

    • 25 min
    Inside Local Government: How Mount Alexander Shire Legalised Tiny Houses

    Inside Local Government: How Mount Alexander Shire Legalised Tiny Houses

    Send us a Text Message.In this eye-opening episode, we delve into the groundbreaking decision by Mount Alexander Shire Council to legalise tiny houses on wheels. Featuring a detailed interview with Councillor Rosie Annear, who was Mayor at the time of the law change, we explore:• The journey from initial proposal to successful implementation• Challenges faced in navigating planning schemes and local laws• How community engagement played a crucial role in the process• The council's approach to...

    • 30 min
    New Campaign, New Strategies

    New Campaign, New Strategies

    Send us a Text Message.This is season 2 of Candid Tiny House where we peek behind the scenes of the successful campaign to change tiny house laws in Central Victoria, to show you how you can campaign to replicate the changes in your home town. Kaz Neilson is key to this second attempt at changing tiny house laws. She is the coordinator for My Home Network, the driving force behind the new campaign. Kathryn McGoldrick is a tiny house dweller and advocate, who solved her homelessness through bu...

    • 35 min
    First Attempt at Changing Local Tiny House Laws

    First Attempt at Changing Local Tiny House Laws

    Send us a Text Message.This is Candid Tiny House, hosted by Shannon Schultz from Fred’s Tiny Houses. Usually this is a podcast interviewing people about their tiny house builds. This season, Season 2, we are doing something different. Last June, in 2023, the local shire here in central Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire did something extraordinary. They passed a local law that allowed for living in a tiny house on wheels on private property without a permit or a time limit. They removed the bigg...

    • 31 min
    Introducing Season 2 : The Advocay Season

    Introducing Season 2 : The Advocay Season

    Send us a Text Message.This is Candid Tiny House. I'm your host, Shannon Schultz from Fred’s Tiny Houses. You might have heard that last year, our local government, Mount Alexander Shire here in Central Victoria, changed their local laws to essentially legalize tiny house living. You can now live in a tiny house on wheels on private property where there’s a dwelling, without a permit or a time limit. It’s great! It removes the biggest obstacle to tiny house living - council regulations - and ...

    • 2 min

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