Elaine over at Tiny House Community has done a great job of organizing the 2013 Tiny House Fair at Yestermorrow Design Build School in Vermont.
She just announced scholarships for the fair that she needs help funding. I’ll just let her do the talking. But I can assure you that the money she raises here will be put to good use this summer.
Scholarships for the Tiny House Fair at Yestermorrow
Before I hand it over to Elaine I want you to know that contributing to the scholarship is completely optional. Please only do so if you really want to. If not no worries! Feel free to check out our other tiny home photo/video posts in the Tiny Houses category instead.
How to Get a Scholarship
Elaine’s going to explain that in a moment below, but basically you submit an essay.
How to Help Us Fund Scholarships
We’re only looking for two scholarships but with your help we might be able to offer a few more. Click here to learn how to contribute to the scholarships.
Hi, I’m Elaine Walker of the Tiny House Community website.
I’m organizing the Tiny House Fair hosted by the Yestermorrow Design/Build School (nonprofit) this June 14 through 16. We have a terrific line up of presenters* from across the country who will share their expertise in specialized carpentry, creative design, legal issues, systems (solar, water, toilets for a tiny house), sharecropping, and community formation. They will also talk about their personal experiences in downsizing and what it’s like to live in a tiny house.
Tiny houses encourage intentional living and thoughtful ownership. We would like to open the workshop to people who are unable to afford the registration fee. This campaign seeks funding for 2 scholarships.
What We Need
Many attendees have already registered for the fair, but some folks who would love to come cannot afford it. This campaign is intended to fund a minimum of 2 scholarships for tiny house fair, $340 per attendee:
- $300 for registration (includes meals)
- $20 for on-campus camping
- $20 for gas or other expenses
Scholarship awardees are responsible for their own travel to and from Waitsfield, VT, and will need to bring their own camping equipment.
How Scholarships will be Awarded
Applicants will be chosen based on an essay contest. The subject will be “How Tiny Houses can Benefit Society”. Essays may be of any length and can include photos, but not videos. Essays should be sent to [email protected].
Winners will be selected by popular vote. This campaign will be updated later with a link to the essays and voting tool.
Contributions to our campaign, while much appreciated, will have no effect on the selection of the winners.
If we don’t reach our goal of $680, your money will be refunded. If we exceed our goal, we will award more scholarships (full or partial).
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this page with friends and family.
Elaine Walker, Tiny House Community
P.S. The small photo is of my Mom and Dad, in front of my tiny house when I lived in California. I have since moved to Florida to be near my folks, and my tiny house is in the nation’s first tiny house community, Boneyard Studios. Two of Boneyard’s founders will be at the fair to share their experience in forming a tiny house community.
*Presenters shown above:
- Dan Louche and Alex Pino (top left)
- Abel Zimmerman (top right)
- Tammy Strobel (bottom left)
- Jay Shafer and Dee Williams (bottom central)
- Derek and Dustin Diedricksen (bottom right)
Not pictured: Lina Menard, Mariah Coz, Lee Pera and Brian Levy, Abe Noe-Hayes, Peter King, and Logan Smith.
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