About

Purpose of ATHA

  • to advocate for and work towards the legitimisation of tiny houses across all levels of government,
  • to gather and provide information regarding the building of and dwelling in tiny houses in Australia,
  • to promote a healthy social and community environment conducive to tiny house building and dwelling,
  • to educate and collaborate with members promoting tiny house quality and safety,
  • to network with related government agencies, educational institutions, development organisations, and private industry to address these stated purposes, and
  • to fund raise to support the above activities.

Our Team

All ATHA positions are filled by volunteers. We love to have new volunteers to help us with our mission to legalise tiny living across Australia so that more people have the option to live in this sustainable and more affordable housing type.

Executive Committee

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Rochelle Ryan
President
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John Cameron
Vice President
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Tanya Clifton
Secretary
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Paul Pritchett
Treasurer

Committee

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Lynda Mackillican
Social Media
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Bec Mercer
Digital & Membership Coordinator
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Ric Butler
Events

State Leads

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Peter Wigley
Northern NSW State Lead
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Michael Duffy
Southern NSW State Lead
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Lance Collyer
North QLD State Lead
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Sue Daley
WA State Lead
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Stewart Page
TAS State Lead
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Wayne Reid
VIC Planning Lead
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Paul Kenna Law
VIC State Lead
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Marie Taylor
SA State Lead
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Position Open
QLD State Lead
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ACT Lead
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NT Lead

Industry advisors

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Daniel Zarpellon
Building Advisor
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Joe Maiolo
Building Advisor - WA
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Darius Holliday-Miller
LP Gas Advisor
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Anthony (Smitho) Smith
Wastewater Advisor

Join us – become a member of ATHA

We are a member run organisation and the more members we have, the bigger voice we have. If you are interested in our mission please consider joining us. Additionally if you have experience that you think may be helpful please reach out to become one of our volunteers.

ATHA Tiny House Position Statement

The Australian Tiny House Association recognises tiny houses take many shapes and sizes and are either fixed or moveable. ATHA since inception has focussed on moveable Tiny House on Wheels (THOW) and Skids (THOS), and advocating for legalising the living in Tiny Houses in Australia.  

Tiny House Definition

The Australian Tiny House Association (ATHA) defines that a Tiny House is a moveable dwelling suitable for permanent residential use, with self contained amenities and services and the option to be grid connected.

A Tiny House can be:

  • A Moveable Tiny House is a transportable structure with the ability to be moved.
  • A Tiny House on Wheels (THOW) is constructed on a trailer designed to road legal dimensions, which can be moved.

Endorsed by ATHA Committee and State Leads 14/2/2021

ASIC Registration

The Australian Tiny House Association Inc is an Australian Registered Body number 648 534 203 with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Rules of Incorporation

The Rules of Incorporation (using the model rules from Consumer Affairs Victoria) can be found here.

Our Origins

In partnership with Tiny House2Go, Tiny Footprint and Tiny Non-profit, 2018 saw the launch of the ATHA, to support and connect Australian Tiny House enthusiasts.