Kiwis Helping Kiwis We are a small group of free thinking, independent Kiwis, of diverse heritage, faith and social circumstance.
Each volunteering a range of creative, professional and personal skills and experience. Sharing a passion to advocate for and empower common sense action to enable Tiny Homes to become part of the housign solution. New Zeland is in a housing emergency while facing a global pandemic. Our first and best response to COVID has been to "Go Home Stay Home". Housing affordability cannot be achieved without building a new affordable Tiny first step on the housing ladder. We have been working since 2016 with Government, industry and landowners, to address land use issues preventing Tiny Homes from being included in the housing solution. A Temporary Land Use proposal "Tiny Homes coming ready or not" was submitted by one of the organizers - Julie Jacobson- first to Central Government in March 2020 and then - having been told Central Government was not addressing Tiny Homes in the RMA review, instead expecting Councils to come up with solutions for their own regions. She submitted her findings to Tasman DIstrct Council's LTP plan - including Mayor Tim King - in June 2020. As the COVID Pandemic revealed the true extent of housing insecurity in NZ, Julie made a further submission to TDC in November 2020 entitled "Urgent Action Housing Initiative" Our Goal is to stem our homegrown humanitarian crisis, by empowering the human enterprise that created the Tiny Home movement and can now create homes affordable to all Kiwis, anywhere they are needed. BIG TINY HOUSE EXPO & HUI we hope, will serve to educate the Public to the personal and environmental benefits of living Tiny. Showcasing eco friendly, sustainable and affordable alternatives, to public reticulated infrastructure and providing a point of focus, a platform (Hui Centre) for meaningful discussion, collaboration, and ultimately action from Tasman DIstrict Council to provide clear pathways to consent and security of tenure for both land owner and Tiny Home owner. Building a new "First Step" on the housing ladder Aiming to establish an affordable land use compliance path, for private landowners to offer, legal 'Home-sites to Rent’ to Tiny Home owners - providing financers, insurers, rental investors, tenants and land owners Security of Tenue - crucial proof of residence - a home address.
Funded by NDM Design Investment Trust. Founded in 1993, by celebrated Kiwi Inventor and pioneering entrepreneur, Norma Doris McCulloch.
Intended to fund and empower innovation, the Trust is currently managed by her daughter Julie Jacobson.
Proceeds from the EXPO will go to fund and to support innovative human enterprize, advocate campaigns, projects and initiatives - such as BIG TINY HOUSE EXPO 'Step Up Motueka' 'Kiaocca'
Step Up Motueka Founded by David Proctor. Working to empower self determination by providing a non judgmental welcome, practical help and liason assistance with support services. Holding drop in skills workshops, 'making something from nothing' hands on upcycling and arts & crafts, accompanied by free flowing, coffee and conversation. firstname.lastname@example.org