Who are we?

We are a collective network of diverse individuals who share resources, skills, and an interest in alternative housing solutions and DIY projects. 

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Get to know us!


Founders

 
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Both business and life partners, Teresa Baker & Shaina Thompson are the founders of LATCH Collective.  We started LATCH Collective in 2016 to meet the needs of novice do-it-yourself tiny house builders, which included us! Our tool belt is equipped with skills and knowledge in areas such as management, zoning, policy, community development, carpentry, compassion, and collaboration. Passionate tiny house advocates and DIYers, we live every day building a strong Community of Learners and Network of Professionals while building our own tiny home

Community of Learners

 
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We are a diverse collective of over 40 Learners coming from all age ranges, professions, and parts of this world. Interests range from affordable housing advocacy to custom furniture design to becoming the next big tiny house building company, but generally everyone is interested in sharing our skills and learning more about the tiny house movement, and how to design, build and locate a tiny house. 

 
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You can get to know us through social media, or at one of our events, but the best way to get to know us is by joining the community !  

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Professional Network


 
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Dave knows how to get you off-grid ready with the best solar hook ups!  

SPECIALTIES
 off-grid SOLAR applications, custom wiring including inverters, converters, power distribution panels and transfer switches. 

 education, credentials: owner of High Watt Solar. owner of Vintage Chop Shop with 30 years experience building custom motorcycles specializing in fabrication and wiring, 

WEBSITE
www.HighWattSolar.com 

Contact Information
sales@HighWattSolar.com  
323-627-2896

 
 
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Steven & Sarahi's experience as DIY builders
& background in business & accounting
will help YOU achieve your tiny house reality!

SPECIALTIES
downsizing, budgeting, goal setting, DIY Support, tiny house lifestyle, tiny house entrepreneurship

Education, credentials
Self-Built “Big” Tiny House on Wheels, Saved $60K on luxury tiny house build, Downsized by 80%, Reduced living expenses by 70%. Bachelors in Finance and Masters in Business Admin. Founders of LivingTinyinLA.com 

WEBSITE
livingtinyinla.com/

Contact Information
steven@livingtinyinla.com

 
 
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Cesar's architecture skills are a must for sleek and safe tiny house and accessory dwelling unit design!  

SPECIALTIES
architecture, Accessory dwelling units

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS
Licensed Architect, with 10 years of professional experience. USC BArch 2006

WEBSITE
http://www.aerocollective.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
cesar@aerocollective.com

 
 
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Alexis & Christian can help you prepare for tiny house travel!

SPECIALTIES
Film making and story telling, educational resources on Tiny House Travel, consulting on legal Issues and forming Communities

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS
World's Most Traveled Tiny House on Wheels! bachelors in Filmmaking and Photography, Founders of Tiny House Expedition, Creators of "Living Tiny Legally", DIY Tiny House Builders,

WEBSITE
http://tinyhouseexpedition.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
info@tinyhouseexpedition.com

 
 
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Vina Lustado designs beautiful tiny homes, and lives in one too!

SPECIALTIES
tiny house architecture and design, • Specializing in efficiency &  sustainability. 

Education, credentials
BA Architecture from USC , Founder of Sol HAus Design, 

website
http://www.solhausdesign.com/


Contact information
vina@solhausdesign.com

 
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Maegan has years of contracting and construction experience, and is now building tiny homes!

SPECIALTIES
Professional tiny house building, wood framing, solar technology

Education, credentials
B License Contractor with 6 years solar experience

Website:
http://lifescapebuilders.net/

Contact information
lifescapebuilders@gmail.com

 
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Steve builds affordable, energy efficient factory-built tiny homes!

SPECIALTIES
Energy Star homes, Green, Affordable home building, low income energy efficient Housing, Solar Power, Wind, Solar Thermal, Age-In-Place Technology, Universal Design Senior Housing

Education, Credentials
Natural resource management, real estate, 12 years at modular lifestyles

Website
modularlifestyles.com

 

Isabelle can help you design efficient interior spaces!


Skills
Over a decade of designing and building projects and engineering spaces to make them more functional and beautiful

Education, Credentials
Building Engineer, Interior Designer

Website
engineeryourspace.com

CONTACT
Info@engineeryourspace.com

 

Kevin can help you build healthy, energy efficient homes!

Skills
Green building, passive solar design,  energy efficiency, heating, LEED standards, shells, building envelopes, multi-family homes.

Education, Credentials
Recognition as LEED rater,  Adjunct professor at LA Trade Tech College, Super Proctor/Trainer, Shell Specialist,  California HERS Compliance and Whole House Home Energy Rater, National Comfort Institute CO Analyst, Contributing Editor Home Energy Magazine, Build it Green Rater, GreenPoint Rater,  Certified BPI.

Contact
kevinkeithbeck@gmail.com

 
 

Hire Henry to design your zen home!

Skills, Experiences, Areas of Knowledge
Architecture and interior design, especially focused in minimalism, reductionist, and zen concepts. 

Education, Credentials
5 year B. Arch from Cal Poly Pomona.
5 years of working experience in architecture and interior design both within the USA and abroad with a specialty in small and efficient spaces.

Contact Information
azureskies600@yahoo.com


 

Sponsors!

 
 
 

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